About Us

Enoch  Hale

Enoch Hale

Director

Dr. Enoch Hale joined HSU in the summer of 2018. He has 20 years of teaching experience of which 10 of those years are in higher education. His research focuses on faculty development, teaching and learning in higher ed, and critical thinking although he has made plenty of questionable decisions in his life. Outside of these walls, Enoch likes to consider himself an accomplished outdoorsmen.

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Sue Armitage

Instructional Designer

Sue is an Instructional Designer for Humboldt State University. She has worked in the public education field for 25 years, in both k-12 and higher education. Sue holds a BA in History from the University of Virginia and an MA in Legislative Affairs from the George Washington University. As a Public Interest Lobbyist in DC, she attended a bill signing ceremony at the white house for a key legislative initiative. Then the internet came along and Sue was intrigued with how it could enhance educational opportunities for everyone. She got hooked!

Morgan Barker

Morgan Barker

Instructional Designer

Morgan is an Instructional Designer for Humboldt State University and Faculty for the Business Dept. at Shasta College. She holds a BA in Recreation Administration, and an MBA, both from HSU. Morgan started her career facilitating outdoor adventure. Later on, she traversed into the fields of marketing and design. In 2011, she began teaching and consulting within higher education. In 2017 Morgan started an MS in Library and Information Science at SJSU. Morgan currently resides in beautiful Arcata, CA. sincerely enjoying the small town oceanside life and her yoga/meditation practice.

Dr. Lorraine Casazza

Lorraine Casazza

Educational Developer

Dr. Lorraine Casazza joined the CTL team as an Educational Developer in June 2021 after working for 3 years as the STEM Learning Specialist in the HSU Learning Center. She earned a BA in Earth and Planetary Sciences and a PhD in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley and has 6 years of experience teaching college courses in Biology, Oceanography, Geology, and Academic Skills as well as 2 years experience mentoring undergraduate research assistants in the field. Her professional interests include research on learning and teaching, metacognition in the classroom, and applied learning. Away from work Lorraine enjoys fiction writing, being outside, fossils, and any kind of DIY project.

Xandra Gradine

Xandra Gradine

Admin Support Assistant

Xandra is the Administrative Support Assistant for the Center for Teaching and Learning at Humboldt State University. They hold a BA in History and Theatre Arts and an MA in Theatre Production, all from HSU and they are currently pursuing in a second MA in Public Sociology, with a particular focus in the social theory of education. They are especially interested in issues surrounding student mental health and gamification within the classroom. They one day hope to become an educator and educational leader for an institution of higher learning. They currently live in Mckinleyville, CA with their partner, their daughter, and their mortal nemesis, the family cat. They are a huge nerd, and if given the opportunity will bore you to tears about video games and/or Dungeons & Dragons.

 

Kim Vincent-Layton

Kim Vincent-Layton

Educational Developer

Kim is an Educational Developer in the CTL and a Lecturer in the Department of Communication at HSU. She is currently in her 20th year of working at HSU where she previously received her BA in Journalism with an emphasis in public relations, a MBA, and a certificate for faculty preparation in higher education. Kim continues her studies and research in her doctoral program at Indiana, Bloomington. She is passionately and actively engaged in cultivating relationships that inspire evidence-based practices through learning communities, the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), and the exploration and innovative application of pedagogies and technologies. Kim loves to travel and write, as well as cycle and hike with her partner and three daughters.

 

Deborah Ketelsen

Deborah Ketelsen

Media Production Specialist - Lead

Deborah Ketelsen is a Media Production Specialist for the Center for Teaching & Learning. She has over 35 years of experience working in all facets of media, primarily in radio and television. She holds a BA in journalism and a special minor in Native American Studies from Humboldt State University. She also graduated with honors, from Ohio University, with an MA in Public Telecommunication and Broadcast Management. Deborah has taught Beginning and Advanced Video at HSU, TV News Workshop, and Advertising Copy and Design. She also taught African Dance through the Department of Theatre, Film and Dance at HSU for 13 years. For over 30 years, when not working or dancing, Deborah was guiding rafts or kayaking down one of Northern California's six rivers! Additional passions include hiking, gardening and photography.

Michel Sargent

Michel Sargent

Media Production Specialist

Michel is a Media Specialist for Humboldt State University. He received a BA in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in film from HSU in 2006 but never left campus. Michel shares his interest in film and digital media by pursuing to advance the use of technology for instruction at HSU, and enjoys helping others develop their own abilities. He’s been a local disk jockey for 20 years including 12 at KHSU and has spent much of his free time since the pandemic hit experimenting with, and collaborating on, multi-location music, dance and video art live streaming performances.