University of Iowa
Meet the ID team

Our instructional design team consists of five Lead Instructional Designers (IDs). 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

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.

 

Dianne Gregory

Dianne Gregory

Email: dianne-gregory@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319-467-1449

Dianne Gregory collaborates with faculty to create engaging, creative, and effective online courses.  With more than 20 years of higher education teaching experience, Dianne’s interests include meta-cognition, digital literacy, teaching through storytelling, and student engagement. She works with faculty to encourage strong online teaching practices and enjoys helping instructors feel confident in the online environment. 

 

Isandra Martinez

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.

 

Susan Bailey

Susan Bailey

Email: susan-wallace@uiowa.edu
Phone 319-335-2379

Susan Bailey works with instructors to transition their courses for effective online delivery. Susan holds an MS in Instructional Design and Technology 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.