Meet the Team

Our team designs and develops online and blended courses for Spring Arbor University in southern Michigan. Over the years, our team built upon the diverse skills and interests of energetic learning theorists, writers and storytellers, game designers, broadcasters, librarians, creative media specialists, educators, talented student workers, and an AI-loving futurist.

As we streamline our processes and adapt to remote work, we’re finding ways to design accessible courses, integrate open educational resources (OER), implement universal design for learning (UDL) principles, and use the most practical technologies while infusing our design with new understandings of how people learn.

Model eLearning started as a space to explore instructional design topics and trends—and it became a place to collaborate with the wider learning and development community. We hope you’ll join the conversation!


Jessica M. Bishop
Instructional Designer
BA, Interdisciplinary Studies (Honors), Rochester University


Tara McCoy-Jones
Lead Instructional Designer
EdS, Instructional Technology, Wayne State University

Ann Broda
Instructional Designer
MA Strategic Communication, Liberty University
MA Theatre, Regent University

Jessica Pierce
Instructional Designer
MA, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, University of Iowa

Audrey Foust
Assistant Instructional Designer
MA, Curriculum and Instruction, Concordia University Chicago

Jeanie Maguire
eLearning Curriculum Coordinator
MA, Community Counseling, Eastern Michigan University
Licensed Professional Counselor

Kyle Koerner
Instructional Media Support
BA, Digital Media, Spring Arbor University

Former Contributors

Michelle Dawson

Gwen Hersha

Susan Miller

Wendy Moore

Gary R. Tucker, PhD

Kyle Winchell

Dave Zokvic

eLearning Mission at Spring Arbor University (SAU)

eLearning is dedicated to building and maintaining online and blended delivery systems using exemplary instructional design focused on student-centered learning, exceptional consultation, and ongoing faculty support.  

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