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Meet the Team

Director

Dr. Jodi Korich

Jodi Korich, DVM
Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Korich is the founding director of the Center for Educational Technologies. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in 1997 and practiced medicine in metropolitan Washington, D.C. from 1997 to 2002. Since 2002, she has worked in academia and was the founding director of the Partners in Animal Health program at Cornell University from 2005-2010. In 2010, she became the director of Educational Technologies at Texas A&M University. As the Center's director, Dr. Korich provides strategic program leadership, project management, instructional design, and serves as the principal investigator on the Center's grants and contracts.

Instructional Assistant Professor

Dr. Jordan Tayce

Jordan Tayce, DVM, MA

Dr. Tayce joined the Center for Educational Technologies in 2012 as its associate director and assists in instructional design and project management. Dr. Tayce received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University in 2008 and moved to Las Vegas to practice small animal medicine. He then returned to school to earn a Masters of Arts in Higher & Professional Education from the Institute of Education in London, UK in 2011. Dr. Tayce is particularly interested in distance education, the use of technology in education, internationalization and the improvement of non-clinical skills in veterinary education.

Instructional Assistant Professor

Dr. Lisa Keefe

Lisa Keefe, PhD

Dr. Lisa Keefe joined the Center for Educational Technologies in August 2013. Her educational background includes both veterinary sciences and education research. Dr. Keefe began as a veterinary nurse at the Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital, specializing in dermatology and internal medicine. She then returned to school and received her Masters of Science in Veterinary Epidemiology, followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Education from Purdue University in 2013. Through her research and various projects, she has collaborated with and directed interdisciplinary teams to create education tools to enhance learning in the food and plant sciences. Dr. Keefe provides instructional design expertise and assists with creation of materials, evaluation of learning outcomes and project management.

Multimedia Developer

Dan Shuta

Dan Shuta

Dan Shuta is the Multimedia Developer for the Center for Educational Technologies, creating web-based academic authoring systems, building customized user interfaces, and programming interactive learning solutions. Dan's professional experience includes a position as an adjunct Senior-level Flash instructor at Syracuse University (Dan's Alma mater), as an animator for Richard Linklater's A Scanner Darkly, and as a certified support specialist for Apple's professional creative software suite. Dan has also worked for over ten years as an illustrator, animator and developer for clients at Cornell University and eCornell. Dan has shown paintings and audio/visual work at vetted gallery shows and performances in Austin and New York, placed in several festivals for music videos and short animation, and has contributed a unique introduction to physical computing in Douglas Easterly's Best Practice: The Pros on Adobe Flash. He has assisted as artist/animator, writer, post production and crew for multiple short film and animation projects in Austin, as well as lead live videographer for Austin's TXRD roller-derby league. Dan also enjoys experimenting with musical software and gadgetry, DIY electronics, and photography.

Visual Designer

Suzie Kabat

Suzanne Kabat

Suzie is the visual designer for the Center for Educational Technologies and supports our work by providing graphic design and illustration for instructional materials, user interfaces, presentations, promotional pieces and brand identity. She has 15 years of experience in the creative industry and has worked with The University of Chicago, and Cornell University’s Law School, Lab of Ornithology, College of Arts & Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine. She joined the Center in 2014.

Project Manager

Danelle Weaver

Danelle Weaver

Danelle Weaver joined the Center for Educational Technologies in 2014. As the project manager, Danelle’s role is to provide administrative support to help guide projects through all stages of the production cycle. Danelle began her career as a licensed paramedic in1993. She received a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration in 2003 and most recently worked as a Client Service Manager for a web design and development company in Birmingham Alabama. Danelle’s new position at the CET has allowed her to combine her passion for medicine and information technology.

Project Coordinator

Vincent Chihak

Vincent Chihak

Vincent Chihak is a project coordinator for the Center for Educational Technologies, contributing expertise in video and audio production to a wide variety of educational projects. In his position, Vince works closely with faculty and instructional designers to help them translate their vision into reality. Vince holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and worked overseas in Trinidad and Australia as an oilfield engineer, prior to shifting his career to educational technologies. Vince joined the CET team in 2014 and draws upon his valuable skill set to bring organization and efficiency to the team’s production processes.