Director of Learning Design & Program Assessment
Carol has 12 years experience in the fields of instructional design and communications in both for-profit, K-12, and Higher Education. She consults and presents on Learning Experience Design informed by her experience in website management, strategic planning, and instructional design expertise. Carol’s research interests focus on adult learners’ motivation and drive in order to effectively develop courses and programs that will contribute to their success in professional and personal advancement.
Associate Director of Learning Design
Lance works with faculty to develop online courses and to deploy technology in the classroom in pedagogically sound ways. He has presented at regional and national conferences on open educational resources, open pedagogy, accessibility and universal design for learning, digital service learning, and many other topics. Lance has earned advanced degrees from Suffolk University and UMASS Boston in Public Administration, American Studies, and Instructional Design. He is currently working on a PhD in Higher Education at UMASS Boston and focusing his research on open access and pirated research literature.
Lars loves exploring educational technology that promotes research and teaching. At Brandeis, he supports course development projects by developing web applications, editing audio and video, and creating interactive lessons. He also leads the team’s efforts to support faculty who want to use cloud services for their teaching, such as Amazon Web Services and GitHub. Lars is currently working on learning game design and VR. Prior to joining the team at Brandeis, Lars worked at the University of Minnesota, where he also completed his PhD. At Minnesota, Lars worked with faculty and graduate instructors to design and support digital projects in classroom instruction, aiding students in humanities and social science classrooms in developing digital stories and digital narrative maps.
Ashley has over seven years of experience in instructional design and digital learning, and she is passionate about creating accessible and equitable learning by connecting learners with knowledge that honors their experiences and realities. Prior to joining Brandeis, Ashley worked primarily in the federal government’s international development space to design, facilitate, and manage distance learning programs with a global reach. Her work includes designing and managing a 30-month teacher training program in 13 countries on five continents for Peace Corps and delivering professional development courses to USAID global health staff. She also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mongolia where she taught English in a rural public school. Ashley holds an MA in International Training and Education from American University and a dual BA in International Relations and Foreign Languages and Literatures from the University of Delaware. In 2018, she was selected as a 30 Under 30 Learning Leader by The Masie Center in recognition of emerging leadership in the field.