Instructional Technology Specialists at Williams support academic department faculty with their technology needs for teaching and research. This support includes partnering with faculty in the development of their coursework and teaching spaces, and the evaluation and implementation of technology solutions that enrich the learning experience of students or enhance faculty and student research objectives.
Meet your Specialist!
TREVOR MURPHY Trevor joined Williams College in 2001. He has a masters degree from Oregon State University in Scientific and Technical Communication, and his undergraduate degree is a BA in Physics. Before coming to Williams Trevor was a high school science teacher in North Carolina and also served in the United States Peace Corps in the country of Jordan. He is interested in data visualization, all things audio, and the instructional design process.
Trevor’s Academic Liaison Departments: Astronomy, Athletics, Dance, History, History of Science, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Religion, & Theatre.
[email protected] – Sawyer/CET 250 – x2231
MIKA HIRAI Mika joined Williams College in 2001. She holds two Master’s Degrees in Asian Civilizations, and Instructional Design & Technology from the University of Iowa. She taught Japanese at George Mason University and Augustana College, and worked at Rockwell Collins as an Instructional Designer. Mika‘s interests include Foreign Language Pedagogy, Graphic Design and Virtual Reality.
Outside of work, Mika enjoys hiking, tennis, and spending time with her family dog.
Mika’s Academic Liaison Departments: Arabic Studies, Art/Art History, Asian Studies – Japanese, Comparative Literature, Classics, German and Russian, Humanities, Jewish Studies, Latina/o Studies, Leadership Studies, Political Science, Romance Languages, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
[email protected] williams.edu – Sawyer/CET 252 – x4328
TAMRA HJERMSTAD Tamra returned to Williams in 2009 after a ten year stint at Mount Holyoke College engaging faculty & students there in digital media production & scholarship. She is a Williams alum (BA, Art History, 1990) . She originated the IDL program here in 2009 and remains passionate about mentoring and teaching media production, in particular utilizing CET’s Studio 275 for course related & faculty video projects.
Tamra’s Academic Liaison Departments: American Studies, Africana Studies, Computer Science, English, and Center for Learning in Action.
[email protected] – Sawyer/CET 251 – x2444
ADAM WANG Adam came to Williams in 2000, having previously worked as a technology specialist at the University of Connecticut. If you would like to explore Glow to make your teaching more effective pedagogically, learn more about what we offer in high performance computing for your research, any questions about the software that we offer, or would like to discuss the use of technologies in general for your teaching and research, he is available to assist.
Adam’s Academic Liaison Departments: Asian Studies (Chinese), Economics/CDE, Mathematics & Statistics, Political Economy, and Psychology.
[email protected] – Jesup Hall – x4534
CORY CAMPBELL Cory joined Williams in 2016 as our specialist in GIS. He has a B.A. from the University of Vermont in Anthropology / Geography an an M.A. from University of Vermont in Geography. His academic experience includes both social and physical sciences, such as quantitative spatial analysis, cartographic design, remote sensing, advanced geotechniques, urban geography, geography of tourism, cultural ecology, geology, biogeography, climatology and natural hazards, and critical theory as it relates to all of the above. Professionally he has provided spatial solutions and support for applied sciences across many fields of research in government and private sectors, such as environmental permitting, site suitability assessment, and probability modeling for species, cultural resources, and environmental risk.
Cory’s Academic Liaison Departments: Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Geosciences and Sociology.
[email protected] – Jesup Hall – x4318
JONATHAN LEAMON came to Williams in 1997, from the Union of Concerned Scientists where he’d worked as the national Manager of Information Services. Originally hired to manage Williams’ Client Services group, he’s worked as the Director of Instructional Technology since 2008, and has a B.A. in Philosophy & Religion from Colgate University and a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts. Jonathan is especially interested in helping faculty explore new and innovative teaching tools – he’s a good place to start if you’re not sure where to go for help with a new project, or ask him about using active learning facilities, digital scholarship tools and techniques, or flipped and blended classes.
Jonathan’s Academic Liaison Departments: Williams-Oxford
[email protected] – Sawyer/CET 249 – x4468