Loyola University Maryland

The Office of Digital Teaching & Learning

About Us

Robert Kenyon, Ed.D., Interim Director

Dr. Kenyon (Bob) earned his doctorate in Instructional Technology and Distance Education from Nova Southeastern University.  His M.Ed. is in Educational Technology from Florida Atlantic University and holds a B.A. in Mathematics from S.U.N.Y. Potsdam. He most recently served as a lecturer in the Educational Technology graduate program at Loyola. Dr. Kenyon brings his college teaching experience and his wealth of experience as an educational technology director at several K-12 Independent schools throughout the United States to this new office.

Jesse Goldstein, Instructional Media Developer

Jesse Goldstein earned his B.A. in Communications and Media Studies from Goucher College. Prior to joining Loyola in early 2016, he worked as a Digital Media Producer at SENSORSTAR, a small engineering firm based out of Ellicott City, MD. Coming from a film production background, he uses his video expertise to help faculty with any of their multimedia needs.

Kim Barss, Instructional Designer

Kim Barss is an Instructional Designer at Loyola University Maryland, working remotely from her family's farm in upstate New York.  She has earned her B.S. in Health Science from SUNY Brockport, her M.S. in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology from the University at Albany, and a post-Master's Certificate in Leadership and Accountability from Capella University.  Her doctoral research toward her Ed.D. focuses on leveraging Open Educational Resources in online learning.  She holds three certifications from Quality Matters to help inform quality course design with faculty in face-to-face, hybrid, and online learning.  Kim also teaches face-to-face and online at a small, private college in Albany, New York. 

Erin Blauvelt, Instructional Designer

Erin Blauvelt is an Instructional Designer for Loyola University Maryland. She is also a Graduate Instructional Design Specialist for Clarkson University. She hold a Bachelor's of Science in Technical Communications, minor in Psychology, from Clarkson University and Master's of Education in Instructional Design from the University of Massachusetts - Boston. Throughout her career she has gained experience as a learning systems administrator, instructional designer, faculty member, and online student. She has enjoyed focusing a good amount of time on learning and teaching about accessibility in online education and being a part of the Quality Matters Program as a Certified Peer Reviewer, Certified Master Reviewer, Certified Online Facilitator, Certified Face-to-Face Facilitator, and QM Coordinator.

Larry Schankman, Instructional Designer

Larry Schankman is an Instructional Design consultant and Quality Matters course reviewer for Loyola University Maryland. Based now in St. Louis, Larry has worked over 25 years in higher education. For the first 13 years he served as an electronic resources and government documents librarian, until earning a second Masters in Instructional Technology from Bloomsburg University and a Ph.D. in Instructional Design for Online Learning from Capella University. Between the latter two degrees he helped design and administer an online graduate program in School Library Media. For the last 13 years Larry has served as instructional designer, web and database developer, faculty trainer and QM master reviewer. Altogether, Larry has taught online 10 years, including four years as an adjunct for the University of Cincinnati, where he created and taught the course, Applications of Instructional Design and Technology for Medical Education. Besides his doctorate and two masters, Larry earned undergraduate degrees in Classics (Greek and Latin) and Economics, and served 10 years in the US Army (twice attending the Defense Language Institute to earn certificates in Korean and German).