The CTLT Bloggers – About Us

Current CTLT Bloggers

Luanne Fose, Ph.D.

Luanne_Blog_Photo_MBDr. Luanne Fose is currently the Lead Instructional Designer for California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo in the Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology. Her position at Cal Poly is primarily focused upon conducting faculty workshops on technological applications and pedagogy, providing one-on-one faculty consultation for PolyLearn (Moodle) and other software applications, developing courseware that assists faculty in their on-campus or on hybrid/flipped/online courses, and serving on several campus committees that impact the use of technology at Cal Poly. Luanne, a Macintosh aficionado, is the primary trainer for all faculty/staff Macintosh classes at Cal Poly and offers her expertise in Mac OS X, iMovie, iPhoto, GarageBand, iDVD, and educational uses of the iPad/iPhone/iPod. Luanne has a strong video/audio background and currently teaches online courses for faculty in Introduction to Screencasting with Camtasia and Universal Design for Learning in the campus’ QOLT (Quality Online Learning and Teaching) series.

Luanne holds a Doctor of Philosophy in music theory/musicology from the University of North Texas, a Masters of Music in music theory/trombone from Indiana University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Point Loma Nazarene University with a double major in music theory/music education. Before assuming her position at Cal Poly, Luanne was a professor of music theory and music technology in the university classroom for over twelve years with a strong emphasis on music technology and instructional pedagogy. Luanne has also had experience teaching K-12 instrumental music in the private schools of Indianapolis.

Immediately before assuming her position at Cal Poly, Dr. Fose worked as Senior Consultant / Developer for, assisting professors in the development of university courses on the World Wide Web within a variety of disciplines. Dr. Fose is especially interested in the study of Universal Design for Learning approaches as it pertains to multiple learning styles to serve all learners and engage students’ minds. She utilizes a variety of multimedia applications to assist faculty in finding creative ways to teach more effectively and is a frequent speaker at technology conferences throughout the United States.

 Catherine Hillman, M.S.

Catherine Hillman SmallCatherine is currently the Supervisor of Instructional Support in the Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology at California Polytechnic State University of San Luis Obispo. Catherine has over 20 years of experience in education in both faculty and staff roles, and she has been teaching online in higher education since 2001 in both California and Illinois. Catherine has served as a consultant for Prentice Hall and Cengage publications, and is currently a teaching consultant with the CA Community College Chancellor’s Office Project for Faculty Professional Development (The @One Project). A Cal Poly alumna herself, Catherine’s primary goal is to support faculty in creating flexible learning spaces that encourage student success and enhance a Learn By Doing pedagogy and aesthetics, Liberal Studies, and critical literacy and language in traditional and online environments. He has also taught at the secondary level and abroad, including two years at Kisfaludy Gimnázium in Mohács, Hungary.

 Tonia Malone, M.S.

Tonia MaloneTonia Malone has been supporting effective teaching and learning for over twenty years at Cal Poly. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Graphic Communications (Cal Poly, 1994) and a Masters of Science in Education with a specialization in online teaching and learning (CSU East Bay, 2007).

Tonia has a long history with Cal Poly, leading the way in web design and graphics. She worked with two programmers to develop the first Cal Poly website, created in NotePad and SimpleText and only displaying text and GIF images. She enjoys teaching multimedia applications and in 2000 taught as a lecturer in Cal Poly’s College of Art and Design, teaching ART 487 – Designing for the World Wide Web.

Within her tenure at Cal Poly, she has worn many hats, teaching multiple workshops on effective teaching and learning with technology, serving as the Lead Moodle Administrator for four years and as a Blackboard Administrator for over nine years, teaching online (Redesigning Your Course for Online) for Cal Poly Extended Education and Saddleback College, and currently plays a key role in the Cal Poly’s technology initiatives (hybrid, flipped and online course development) in the Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology.