TLED Instructional Support

About Us


Susan Thomason

Susan Thomason, PhD

TLED Associate Vice President

Highland Business Center 604.6

Phone: (512) 223-7796

Biography
Vic Smith

Vic Smith

TLED Assistant I, Executive

Highland Business Center

Phone: (512) 223-7667



TLED Instructional Designers

Jennifer Grey

Jennifer Gray, MEd

Manager, Instructional Design

Area of Study: Arts, Digital Media & Communications

Northridge Campus 1226

Phone: (512) 223-4745

Biography
Marian Moore

Marian Moore, PhD

Instructional Designer

Area of Study: Science, Engineering and Math

Cypress 2121.1

Phone: (512) 223-2117

Biography
Michelle Escudier

Michelle Escudier, MS

Instructional Designer

Area of Study: Design, Mfg, Construction & Applied Technologies

South Austin Campus 1214.1

Phone: (512) 223-9187

Biography
Travis Irby

Travis Irby, PhD

Instructional Designer

Area of Study: Computer Sciences & Information Technology

EGN 1389

Phone: (512) 223-9441

Biography
Shih-Ting Lee

Shih-Ting Lee, PhD

Instructional Designer

Area of Study: Health Sciences

Round Rock Campus 1307.03

Phone: (512) 223-0113

Biography
Peg Raiford

Peg Raiford, M.A.

Instructional Designer

Area of Study: Business

Eastview Campus

Phone: (512) 223-5228

Biography
Virgil McCullough

Virgil McCullough M.S.T.C.

Instructional Designer

Area of Study: Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism

Eastview Campus 2203.3

Phone: (512) 223-5233

Biography
Richard Palmer

Richard Palmer M.Ed.

Instructional Designer

Area of Study: Behavioral and Social Sciences

San Gabriel Campus 1101.04

Phone: (512) 223-2558

Biography


Kathleen Serra

Kathleen Serra, MA

Instructional Designer

Area of Study: Liberal Arts

Highland Campus 1323.01

Phone: (512) 223-7376

Biography



TLED Instructional Web

Robert Ferguson

Robert Ferguson, MA

Manager, Instructional Web Development

HBC

Phone: (512) 223-8083

Biography

Originally from Southern California, Robert received his Bachelors degree in Film Production from Chapman University in 2002. After graduation, he moved to Savannah, Georgia for post graduate work. Attending the Savannah College of Art and Design, Robert completed his Masters in Interactive Design and Game Development in 2006.

Robert has had a wide variety of jobs including designer, animator, programmer, audio editor, videographer, teacher and sign maker. Before working as a multimedia developer, Robert worked as a web development specialist and adjunct instructor at ACC.

Shea Scott

Shea Scott

Web Administrator

HBC

Phone: (512) 223-8227

Biography

A graduate from ACC's Department of Visual Communication with a Graphic Design specialization, Shea was introduced to web development while taking additional classes in the department's Interactive area. He enjoys the problem solving of programming, but is also thankful that, as a Multimedia Developer, he can still use his design training. Having worked at a startup, a publicly traded company, and in education, he feels most fulfilled by giving students access to tools that help them accomplish their academic goals.

"As a former student, I feel really connected to the mission of ACC. ACC allowed me to get an affordable education on the GI Bill after leaving the Air Force and gave me the real world skills to enter the workforce after graduating. It feels rewarding to be able to work for an organization that I know from first hand experience, provides opportunities for people to get the education and training they need to better themselves, their families, and their community."

Rachel Barrera

Rachel Barrera, PhD

Web Content Strategist

HBC

Phone: (512) 223-8082

Biography

Dr. Rachel Barrera joined the Instructional Development team in 2014. She serves on the Distance Learning Committee and is the process holder for Social Networking. In the summer of 2015, she completed the “Applying the QM Rubric” certificate from The Quality Matters Program.

Before joining ACC, Rachel served as the first Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas focusing on the design and management of massive open online courses (MOOCs) alongside an internationally dispersed team. She has extensive experience in designing and providing training on a variety of pedagogically focused topics.

Robert Foster

Robert Foster

Web Developer

HBC

Phone: (512) 223-8044

Biography

Robert Foster

Maria Youngman

Maria Youngman

Systems Administrator

HBC

Phone: (512) 223-8034

Biography

Maria began working at ACC in 2008 as a Systems Administrator for Streaming and Web services. Maria’s background includes a BS in Architecture, an AA in Computer Science, and various software and technology certifications. Prior to coming to ACC, Maria worked as Applied Analyst, Deployment Specialist, and Courseware Developer.



Video Production

Victor

Victor Sibaja-Molina

Video Producer

Pinnacle Campus 213

Phone: (512) 223-8033

Biography

Victor studied at the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Radio, Television, and Film studies. Professionally, Victor has built up a career with a focus on video production. He appreciates documentary filmmaking and sees it as the genre that best describes his video producing style. He especially enjoys partaking in creative brainstorming sessions, as well as editing together powerful narratives in post-production.

Victor began his professional career at KAKW - Univision Austin, where he served as Technical Director for local programming and news. He also worked at CORE Media Enterprises, where he collaborated with firms, nonprofits, and corporations to produce powerful and meaningful socially driven media. He began his career at ACC in 2013 as a Media Technology Specialist for Media Services, and discovered that higher education is where he wants to develop professionally. Currently, Victor is working on his Master of Education in Management of Technical Education, as he seeks to further his understanding of higher education systems.

Outside of ACC, Victor enjoys volunteering and producing short documentaries for socially driven organizations, spending quality time in the kitchen with his wife and kids, and keeping up with his plants at home.

Melissa Griffith

Melissa Griffith

Video Producer

Pinnacle Campus 212

Phone: (512) 223-8035

Biography

Melissa Griffith is a Video Productions Specialist with the IDS Department of Austin Community College. Prior to arriving at ACC in 2001, Melissa was employed as a News and Sports Television Photojournalist, both locally and at network level.

Today, Melissa works with the ACC IDS video team, developing media for instructional support. Her responsibilities include design, development, shooting and editing video, webstreaming, and graphic production.

Away from ACC, Melissa enjoys spending time gardening and a playing a competitive game of soccer. Her favorite food is Catfish Tacos.

Richard Brown

Richard "Rich" Brown

Motion Graphics Designer

Pinnacle Campus 214

Phone: (512) 223-8004

Biography

Rich studied Film at the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a Bachelor of Science specializing in animation and visual effects. He enjoys directing and editing both live action and animation, as well as graphic design and traditional art. He has been studying 3D animation heavily since 2004, with a major focus on character animation and photorealism.

His work history ranges from producing educational content at the UT Nursing School's Multimedia Studio, to working directly under the Vice President of Digital Content Development for PBS in their New Media department. His most recent job was as an animator/graphic designer for UTOPIA, where we worked on a broad range of web-based learning modules.

"I hope to utilize my film background to enhance the productions at ACC by using the same software and techniques used by Hollywood feature films. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and learning from the experienced professionals here at ACC."