About Us

Alex_Edited Alexandra Shuford, Ph.D. - Interim Director - With over a dozen years of teaching experience in higher education and a background in Continuing Medical Education, Alex's specialty is in active learning and peer coaching. Alex recently transitioned into her new role as the Interim Director. She received her doctorate from the University of Oregon.
Susan_EditedSusan Adams, M.Ed. - Faculty Development Specialist - Brings her background in student and academic services from Western Washington University.  Susan coordinates all faculty drop-in clinics, monthly TLR sessions and provides direct course development support and consultation to the School of Nursing and the School of Dentistry.

 John AnsorageJohn Ansorge, M.A. - Lead Educational Technologist - Comes to us from the  University of Nebraska.  John has a strong background and experience in project management and is OHSU's liaison to the Sakai community where he develops  code, participates as a quality assurance contributor and  keeps OHSU on top of the latest Sakai technologies.

 Kathie ForneyKatherine Forney, M.Ed. - Media Development Specialist - Expanded her online course development skills and media production expertise at Spokane Falls Community College before coming to OHSU.  She received her degree from Eastern Washington University.

 Jim HellerJim Heller, M.Ed. - School of Nursing Course Development Manager - Jim earned his Master of Education in curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University and coordinates the relationship between the TLC and the School of Nursing. He specializes in undergraduate nursing course development.

 Kate HigginsKate Higgins, MBA - Project Coordinator - Provides support for the TLC team in the areas of the budget, marketing & communications, event planning, and the Sakai Help Desk. Kate has over fifteen years of experience working in higher education, marketing, event planning and community outreach in the Collegiate and Healthcare industries.

Sarah JenkinsSarah Jacobs, M.Ed.  - Faculty Development Specialist - Provides course development and faculty support to the School of Medicine and Physician's Assistant Program to foster student-centric learning that will improve the delivery of health care.  Our only Portland native, Sarah received her Master's degree from Portland State University.

Annie Thompson Photo Annie Thompson, M.Ed. - Faculty Development Specialist - Provides course development and faculty support to OHSU's Biomedical Informatics programs and Inter-professional Education courses. Annie was formerly an academic and career adviser for Advising & Career Services at Portland State University and has a Master's Degree in Education with a concentration in adult learning and student services.

 Janet WheelerJanet Wheeler, M.Ed. - Educational Development Specialist - Provides support and expertise in curricular transformation to the School of Medicine and Graduate Studies programs at OHSU. She received her degree from the University of West Georgia.

Larry_EditedLawrence Williams, MS - Education Technology Specialist - Joined the TLC after interning with them while working on his master's degree at Portland State University.  His education focus includes online and adult learning.  Lawrence manages OHSU's course evaluation system, and provides technical support for the TLC team.

 Shosana_EditedShoshana Zeisman-Pereyo, Ed.D. - Student Learning Support Specialist/Assistant Professor - Provides learning support to students across all programs at OHSU.  Shoshana has over 14 years of experience working with students in higher education and is committed to student success.  She earned her doctorate in adult education from Portland State University.  Shoshana has called Portland, Oregon home for the last 14 years and is originally from Texas.