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Instructional designers collaborate with faculty on the use, development, and evaluation of a wide range of teaching and learning technologies. We are available to assist in the design of assignments, projects, or courses that involve digital tools and spaces. You may have an idea for a project or assignment that uses story mapping, timelines, podcasts, video, infographics, social media, or you would like to develop an online course space. Set up a consult. We look forward to discussing how to explore hybrid modalities in ways that meaningfully add to students’ learning experiences.

Sundi Richard
Lead Instructional Designer
Sundi is responsible for creating and leading an innovative and supportive environment to promote student and faculty digital dexterity and advance the integration of new and emerging technologies in teaching, learning, and scholarship at Davidson College. Interested in empowering students to be active citizens in their online and offline worlds, Sundi works to explore digital identity, networking, and online interaction. She is part of an ongoing conversation in higher education about digital citizenship #digciz.
Ikra Javed
Digital Learning Fellow

Ikra graduated from Davidson College in 2018 as a happy history major. She has been led to pursuing web design and hopes this fellowship will be her first experience as a novice web designer. She likes to explore the similarities between the language used with the digital world and how it maps onto the everyday language we use in life during in-person interactions. She finds the interplay and overlap between words fascinating, such as how there are digital "breadcrumbs" or a computer can be put to "sleep." She loves laying on the grass in Chambers lawn and cares about what digital abuse and justice can look like. 

Daniel Lynds
Instructional Designer, Quantitative Applications
Daniel collaborates with people on making their work as impactful and open as possible. His interests and work revolves around digital storytelling, social network analysis, open education, and cultural theory. Having lived and worked in higher education in six different countries, he brings a varied approach and view to projects.
Thomas Espenshied
Digital Media Specialist

Thomas is a 2019 graduate of the Documentary Film Program at Wake Forest University. He is interested in digital storytelling, filmmaking, and podcasting. At Davidson, Thomas works with the college community to facilitate uses of technology for teaching and learning. Using traditional and experimental forms of digital storytelling, he aims to produce digital media that explores the human condition, teaching and learning, memory and nostalgia, science-fiction and fantasy in ways that can be used in and out of the classroom.