Instructional Support

Deb Hoyt, BS
Instructional Development Coordinator
2265 Veterinary Medicine

Debora (Deb) Hoyt’s career transitioned from laboratory medicine and quality control in medical technology (BS) with an emphasis in veterinary clinical chemistry to computer systems and learning technology in veterinary medicine. She bridges language/terminology to integrate IT into veterinary medical education with computer and audio-video assisted teaching. Areas of expertise and responsibilities include:

  • Support of instructional technology software and hardware: Echo360 classroom capture; Turning Point; Cumulus (asset management); Virtual Microscopy systems; PolyCom/LifeSize; Microsoft Office/OneNote; Zoom conferencing
  • Classroom technology audiovisual oversight; updates; repairs
  • Identify and arrange for purchase of equipment for audio and video needs
  • Support of faculty distance delivery options; technology design for delivery and receipt of distance instruction
  • Track funds used for support of distance-specific options
  • Training sessions to support faculty in the use of technology in teaching
  • Proposals to fund classroom IT
  • Communicate with instructors to help with technology design and implementation
  • Oversee, train, and support the 3 audio-visual student representatives

Lisa Gestrine, M.ED
Instructional Support Specialist II
2265 Veterinary Medicine

Lisa Gestrine received her Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instructional Technology from Iowa State University. Areas of expertise and responsibilities include:

  • Blackboard and Moodle assistance for faculty, staff and students
  • Course design consultation for faculty and staff
  • Training sessions to support faculty in the use of technology in teaching
  • General instructional technology support at the College