Loyola University Maryland

The Office of Digital Teaching & Learning

About Us

Patrick Dempsey, Director

Patrick earned his Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University and holds an M.B.A. in Organizational Management, M.Div. in Professional Ministries, and M.A. in Pastoral Counseling.He has published and presented widely on engaging faculty in instructional design, communities of inquiry and transformative learning, and quality assurance in online classes.  Prior to joining the Office of Digital Teaching & Learning, Patrick served as the Instructional Teaching Specialist Supervisor at Johns Hopkins University, an affiliate faculty in Loyola’s Graduate Education program, and Instructional Designer at Howard Community College. Along with his experience in higher education, Patrick has more than 15 years of leadership experience in private industry.

Email: prdempsey@loyola.edu
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Jesse Goldstein, Assistant Director

Jesse Goldstein earned his B.A. in Communications from Goucher College, and an M.A. in Emerging Media (FA '21) from Loyola Maryland. Prior to joining Loyola in early 2016, he worked as the Digital Media Producer at SENSORSTAR, helping clients envision and develop effective and efficient hardware and software products. In his current role as the Team Lead of the ODTL, he has overseen the successful development and creation of 120+ new courses at Loyola for undergraduate and graduate students since 2018.

Email: jgoldstein@loyola.edu
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Sarah Martin, Instructional Design Team Lead

Sarah earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, specializing in Teaching and Instruction, from Capella University. Her research interests focus on metacognition among online undergraduates with learning disabilities. She actively serves as a course peer-reviewer for Quality Matters and brings her passion and knowledge regarding high-quality online courses to Loyola. Prior to joining Loyola, Sarah served as an adjunct faculty member at Cecil College where she designed and delivered traditional, hybrid, and online courses in Psychology, Sociology, and Public Speaking.

Email: semartin@loyola.edu
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Rebecca Dreisbach, Instructional Designer

Rebecca is excited to be a part of Loyola's Office of Digital Teaching and Learning. She holds an M.A.T. in Leadership and Teaching, a Maryland State Certificate in Teaching, and a B.A. in Art and Philosophy, all from Notre Dame University of Maryland. Rebecca is currently a Ph.D. student in Notre Dame's Educational Leadership for Changing Populations program. She has 15 years of teaching experience in K-12 independent schools, where she presented three workshops at The International Boys' School Coalition's conferences, and completed an Action Research project titled "Collaborative Problem-Solving Activities in Mathematics to Develop Resilience in Third Grade Boys." Rebecca was an active member in her school community where she served on a number of committees, helping to redevelop and implement a new professional development program, vice chair of an accreditation visit, and participated in two strategic plans, in addition to many other committees.

For the last five years Rebecca has been an adjunct professor in Johns Hopkins School of Education's Independent Schools graduate program and certificate. She developed and teaches four courses in the program.

Rebecca is a board member of the American Association of University Women, Baltimore branch.

Email: rgdreisbach@loyola.edu

Victoria Hantz, Instructional Designer

Victoria Hantz is a passionate Instructional Designer with an eye for designing fun and interactive learning tools. Victoria has been an Instructional Designer for 9 years and has worked in a University setting, served on Government contracts, and worked in the private corporations. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida in 2005, followed by attending Valdosta State University from 2008-2010 where she earned her M.S. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, with a focus on Adult Learning, Instructional Design and Educational Technology. Along with passion and expertise in training and development, Victoria brings to the table her prior experience as an Adjunct Faculty, where she taught various Psychology classes at local Maryland State Community Colleges in a face-to-face setting and in an online environment.

Email: vehantz@loyola.edu
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Judy McCann, Instructional Support Specialist

Judy McCann is an Instructional Designer at Loyola University Maryland.  She earned her B.A. in Economics from the University of Delaware and obtained her licenses in Series 6 & 63 to solicit and sell mutual funds at T.Rowe Price.  She later decided to make a career change to focus on the field of Education.  She earned her M.S. in Instructional Technology from Towson University.  She gained experience as a quality reviewer at Laureate Education, Inc. for all the undergraduate and graduate online courses.  Her most recent experience was an instructional support specialist for students and faculty members at Notre Dame University of Maryland.

Email: jmccann@loyola.edu
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