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.

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.   

Taylor Sorrels, ASA II

Taylor Marie Sorrels

Administrative Support Assistant II

Taylor performs administrative support assistant (or ASA) tasks critical for the support and administrative functions needed to ensure the CTL office functions efficiently.  She has a background in Human Resources/Recruiting as well as that of a multifaceted Administrative Assistant with an extensive background in a variety of office administration duties. She earned her A.A. Liberal Arts: Behavioral & Social Science degree from College of the Redwoods in May, 2014.

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

 

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.

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. 

Rachael L  Kee

Rachael L Kee

Mid-Semester Feedback Facilitator

Rachael is a mid-semester feedback facilitator, and a second year graduate student in the Academic Research program, with an emphasis in neuroscience. She is also double majoring in Psychology and Communication, and plans to graduate this Spring! Rachael is interested in the neurobiology of sleep, substance and nutrition effects on the brain, and the connections between communication and psychological theories. She is currently researching whether neural facial processing is restored for cleft lip/palate infants before and after craniofacial repair surgery, for her master's thesis. When she's not studying, Rachael enjoys weight-lifting, aerial silks, yoga, and archery!

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Denise N Leininger

Mid-Semester Feedback Facilitator

Originally from Sacramento, California, I graduated with my bachelor's in Kinesiology: Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology at Humboldt State University (Cal Poly Humboldt). I am now pursuing my graduate degree (M.S) in Kinesiology. My keen interest is studying the human body and movement patterns associated with neurological and degenerative brain diseases and developmental disabilities. When I am not at school, I like to spend my time cooking or going to the beach.

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.