Meet the ID team

Our instructional design team consist of five Lead Instructional Designers (ID). If you are interested in working with an ID to develop an online course or improve an existing online course, please fill out the course request form. We'd love to design with you!

Amy Oberfoell

Amy Oberfoell

Email: amy-oberfoell@uiowa.edu

Phone: 319-384-4810

Amy Oberfoell collaborates with faculty to provide effective online learning pedagogy that reflects data-driven best practices. Her areas of research and interest include engagement, motivation, cognitive load, and user-center design. Amy has over 20 years in the field of education and is excited to collaborate with others and share her passion for online learning.

 

Dan Dao

Dan Dao

Email: dan-dao@uiowa.edu

Phone: 319-335-4734

Dr. Dan Dao pedagogically consults with faculty on structuring course content and activities for student learning. He works with faculty in collaborative partnerships to design and develop online courses in ICON.

 

Isandra Martinez-Marrerro

Isandra Martinez-Marrero

Email: isandra-martinez-marrero@uiowa.edu

Phone: 319-335-2107

Isandra Martínez-Marrero collaborates with faculty in the design and development of accessible online courses that foster interaction and active learning. She consults with faculty on best practices for online teaching, emphasizing the importance of creating a strong instructor presence to guide and engage students. Isandra holds an MA in Performance and Training Technology from the University of Northern Iowa and enjoys collaborating with other UI departments in the design and delivery of professional development workshops.

 

Nina Kim

Nina Kim

Email: nina-prozzo@uiowa.edu

Phone: 319-335-2389

Nina has an extensive background in course media development, instructional technology, graphic and web design and instructional design. She works with faculty to develop engaging courses that achieve student learning outcomes. Nina especially has a passion for faculty development and improving the aesthetic course experience for students.

 

Susan Wallace

Susan Wallace

Email: susan-wallace@uiowa.edu

Phone 319-335-2379

Susan Wallace works with instructors to transition their courses for effective online delivery. Susan holds an MS in Instructional Design and Technology from Emporia State University and draws from her experience as both an online instructor and an online/distance student to provide sound pedagogical support.

 

Ron Kral

Ron Kral

Email: ronald-kral@uiowa.edu

Phone: 319-335-0836

Ron Kral is the director of Instructional Services at Distance and Online Education at University College. Ron oversees the instructional design and media teams as well as team leader for the instructional development (iDev) team.  He has worked for the UI Division of Continuing Education for over 30 years. Ron has a background in media production and holds an MA in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Iowa.