Meet The Team

Enoch  Hale

Enoch Hale

Director

Dr. Enoch Hale joined Humboldt 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.

Sue Armitage

Sue Armitage

Instructional Designer

Sue is an Instructional Designer for Cal Poly Humboldt. 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, work on a key legislative initiative led to attending a bill signing ceremony for it at the White House. When the internet came along, Sue was intrigued with how it could enhance educational opportunities for everyone. She got hooked! In the Center for Teaching & Learning, Sue partners with instructors and staff to design enagaging and effective courses. She also coordinates the Keep Learning page.

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 Humboldt 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.

Kimberly Vincent-Layton

Kimberly Vincent-Layton

Educational Developer

Dr. Vincent-Layton is an Educational Developer in the CTL. She is currently in her 24th year at Humboldt where she received her BA, MBA, and a Certificate for Faculty Preparation in Higher Education. She received a Doctorate in Education at Indiana University, Bloomington in Instructional Systems and Technology with a minor in Adult Education. Kimberly has extensive experience teaching in higher education, including designing educator professional development experiences across modalities. Her research focuses on cultivating inclusive learning experiences through innovative pedagogies and technologies. She also loves to travel with her family, backpack, run, and cycle. Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kvlayton

 

Halie Carton

Halie Carton

Educational Technologist

Halie is an educational technologist for Cal Poly Humboldt. She graduated from Humboldt with a BS in Computer Science in Fall 2018, and then went on to get an MS in Instructional Science and Technology from CSUMB in Fall 2020. She has worked as a web designer, social media assistant, library assistant, and instructional designer. She strongly supports Humboldt's quest for viable and sustainable communities and she is passionate about making education accessible to everyone.

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 Cal Poly Humboldt. 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 Humboldt, TV News Workshop, and Advertising Copy and Design. She also taught African Dance through the Department of Theatre, Film and Dance at Humboldt 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 Cal Poly Humboldt. He received a BA in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in film from Humboldt 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 Humboldt, and enjoys helping others develop their own abilities. He’s been a local disk jockey for 20 years including 12 at placeholder-khsu-2022 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.   

Dionna Ndlovu

Dionna Ndlovu

Instructional Designer

Dionna is an Instructional Designer and Theatre Arts Faculty for Cal Poly Humboldt. She holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Morgan State University, and a MS from Full Sail University. Dionna started her career in live theatre production, design/technology and as a K-12 and community arts educator consultant traveling between D.C. (DMV area) and New York. In 2018, she began coaching and consulting to offer diverse professional development experiences for educators both in K-12 and higher education throughout the state of California. Dionna is excited to share the joy of creativity and innovation in teaching and learning.

Xandra Gradine

Xandra Gradine

Admin Support Assistant

Xandra (they/her) is the Administrative Support Assistant for the Center for Teaching and Learning at Cal Poly Humboldt. They hold a BA in History and Theatre Arts and two separate MAs in Theatre Production and 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 two cats; the lazy one and the goblin. They are a huge nerd, and if given the opportunity will try to talk your ear off about Star Wars or recruit you to their Dungeons & Dragons game.

Rhiannon Crimmins

Rhiannon Crimmins

Mid-Semester Feedback Facilitator

Rhiannon is a mid-semester feedback facilitator, and a second year graduate student in the Academic Research program, with an emphasis in neurology. She earned her BA in Psychology from Sonoma State University in 2019, and worked as a behavior therapist for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder for two years. Rhiannon is interested in neurological disorders, specifically ADHD, and is currently working on her master's thesis on ADHD symptoms in zebrafish. Outside of research, she enjoys horseback riding, reading, and playing video games. 

Sabrina Grandia

Sabrina Grandia

Mid-Semester Feedback Facilitator

Sabrina (she/they) received her BA in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from Humboldt and is currently in her final semester for her Public Sociology MA with a teaching emphasis. She is completing her thesis exploring the ways sex workers have been navigating the pandemic. Their academic interests include all things sexuality and gender and outside of school, they prefer to enjoy the outdoors with their senior pup, Koda. Sabrina is pursuing a life in education, whether that be academic, sexuality or a mix of both.

Colette Hernandez

Colette Hernandez

Student Assistant

Colette is currently an art major here at CalPoly Humboldt. She has expressed that it has been such a pleasure working with the CTL as a student assistant. This is her first job on campus and a great fit for her as a full-time student. In particular, she is thrilled to have had so many opportunities to build upon her skills as an artist and expand her horizons with the CTL. She is currently interested in learning more graphic design skills, photography and painting. For fun, she enjoys clowning around, roller blading, aerial silks and reading when she has the time. Gratitude!

Mallory Merlo

Mallory Merlo

Student Assistant

Mallory Merlo is currently majoring in Film at Cal Poly Humboldt and transferred here in January of 2022. She is originally from Chico, California, and earned her Associate’s Degree in Film, Television, and Electronic Media from Butte Community College. Mallory enjoys learning about the practical skills of video editing, captioning, and camerawork which apply both to her role as a student assistant in the Media Production department as well as her (future) job as a filmmaker. In her free time she enjoys watching movies, spending time with her family and her partner, reading, and listening to music.

Robyn Norman

Robyn Norman

Mid-Semester Feedback Facilitator

Robyn (she/her) graduated as a research fellow with her BS in Biology from Oregon State University in Spring 2021. She is now a second year graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences studying  the foraging habits and prey base of gray whales in northern California. She is further interested in geospatial surveying methods, other cetacean species as well as teaching. When Robyn is not in the field collecting data, she enjoys being in nature, attending local events with friends and scuba diving. 
Corrine Tighe

Corinne Tighe

Mid-Semester Feedback Facilitator

Corinne graduated with her BA in Psychology in the spring of 2022, she is now pursuing a master’s degree in Biological Psychology and Neuroscience. Her main research interests include hunger and inorganic elements and their potential influences on feeding behavior. Outside of school, Corinne enjoys distance running, cooking, reading, and listening to music. She also has three guinea pigs which she views as her children, Corinne likes animals more than people at times.