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Mary Litch, Ph.D.
Director of Academic Technology and Digital Media
Smith Hall 20B, (714) 628-2753, litch@chapman.edu
Mary Litch holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Before coming to Chapman in 2008 as founding Director of the Office of Academic Technology and Digital Media, she taught philosophy at UMass-Amherst, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Yale, where she also worked as an instructional technologist and digital media specialist. Her publications include Philosophy through Film, which reflects her interest in the relationship between the humanities and visual media. Dr. Litch’s primary responsibility at Chapman is working with faculty and a range of University offices to develop, support, and enhance the use of technology and digital media for academic purposes, especially in relation to scholarly and pedagogical projects. She also teaches occasionally in Chapman’s philosophy department.

Jana Remy, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Digital Scholarship
Smith Hall 20A, (714) 744-7934, remy@chapman.edu

Jana Remy holds a Ph.D in History from UCIrvine.  In her role at Chapman she supports faculty in a wide variety of technologies for teaching and scholarly collaboration.  Some of these tools include Zotero, WordPress, PollEverywhere, Qualtrics, and the Adobe Creative Cloud.

Her current research projects include “Mapping Medicine:” a tool to spatialize the relationships between southern California physicians from 1860-1900, a crowdsourced transcription effort titled Re-writing the War Letters, the building of a platform to host online Tenure & Promotion dossiers, and fostering a local hub for digital scholarly collaboration.  In addition to her administrative work, she teaches Digital Humanities and Environmental History.

On her way to an “alt-ac” career path, Jana started a podcast, chaired a few academic conferences, helped raise a barn, and was praised by The New Yorker for her bright and harmonious books.  An early adopter of many online tools, Jana has a blog archive stretching back ten years and frequently contributes to instagram, twitter, and flickr.

Kim Welch, Ed.D.
Instructional Designer
Smith Hall 3, (714) 628-2723, kwelch@chapman.edu  

Kim Welch holds an Ed.D. in Learning Technologies from Pepperdine University. As an instructional designer, she supports faculty in their integration of pedagogy and technology. Her projects include supporting innovative teaching and learning through in-class and online technologies. Kim worked as a faculty developer for six years at the University of Utah and has taught languages and teaching methods for several years both in the U.S. and abroad.

Sarah Blake
Blackboard Support Specialist
Smith Hall 20C, (714) 744-7686, sblake@chapman.edu

Sarah Blake holds a B.S. in Business Administration from California State University Dominguez Hills. Before coming to Chapman, Sarah managed the information system for a primary and post-secondary school, and she has also performed quality assurance in online education. Her experience includes utilizing Learning Management Systems, training faculty, and maintaining a Student Information System. Sarah is the formal point of contact for faculty and staff in need of direction and support for their use of Blackboard. 

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