UO Online Staff Directory
Carol GeringAssociate Vice Provost for Online and Distance Education
Bailey DobbsInstructional Designer
Chris EdisonInstructional Designer
Pat FellowsInstructional Designer
Julie JacobsInstructional Designer
Julie Jacobs is an Instructional Designer for UO Online. She works with faculty and instructors to develop and streamline meaningful, accessible online learning experiences for everyone. Julie has a passion for experiential learning and loves to help others to develop authentic experiences for online learning. Prior to her work with UO Online, Julie was an educator and curriculum designer for more than 12 years, 9 of which were spent in outreach programming at Oregon State. After earning her master’s degree in a fully online program, Julie found a deep appreciation for online teaching and learning. Julie holds an Ed.M. in adult and higher education with an instructional design certificate from Oregon State, and a BA in psychology/sociology from University of Michigan.
Jack KempOnline Education Media Producer
Chad LittleOnline Education Exam Manager
Bob RoseOnline Education Proctor
Brandon SchmidtFaculty Canvas Support Coordinator
Tim SorgInstructional Designer
Tim Sorg is an instructional designer for UO Online, where he collaborates with faculty to design interactive and inclusive courses, expand access to education, and domesticate academic knowledge. Before he joined UO Online, Tim worked for ten years in higher education as an educator, first-year undergraduate advisor, and in administrative support. He has taught on-campus and online courses in history, archaeology, political science, and creative writing at Stanford, Cornell, and OSU Ecampus. As a Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow with Stanford Introductory Studies, he also coordinated a research and mentorship program for undergraduate students of all disciplines. He holds a PhD and MA in History from Cornell, an MA in Classics from Stanford, and a BA in History from Oregon State.
Robert Voelker-MorrisAssociate Director
Carolyn VogtOperations Manager
Marla WirrickInstructional Designer
Marla Wirrick is an instructional designer for UO Online. Her previous work adapting in-person classes to online courses has given Marla an appreciation for the importance of accessibility, engagement, and inclusion in online learning. She has experience developing educational materials for non-profits, physicians, researchers, and teachers. Marla enjoys working collaboratively to develop innovative ways to inspire learners at all levels and in all circumstances. She has created and lead design and training workshops and finds great satisfaction helping others achieve their learning goals. Marla holds a BA in English from the University of Oregon.