The Support Team
By shifting Brightspace support to a more centralized model, with multiple Brightspace specialists housed at the CFT, Vanderbilt instructors will receive more robust assistance in using the course management system efficiently and effectively.
We look forward to providing pedagogical and technical support to Brightspace users in the Vanderbilt community.
Instructional Technology Consultants
Paige Snay has been with Brightspace support since the fall of 2019. As Lead Instructional Technology Consultant, she works with instructors, external vendors, and D2L to establish integrations with Brightspace. She also collaborates with the rest of the Brightspace team to support the Brightspace platform and to encourage instructors to utilize it in new and engaging ways. Paige holds a B.S.B.A. in Information Systems and Cyber Security from Longwood University.
Erica Brandon joined the Brightspace team in August 2017. She enjoys finding new ways to teach using technology, and coming up with creative uses for Brightspace that will engage students. Erica served as an Academic Technologist at the University of Colorado for five years. She also taught high school Computer Science before arriving at Vanderbilt. Erica graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a B.A. in Music, and completed her graduate coursework at Eastern Michigan University.
Michael Coley joined the Center for Teaching in the Spring of 2021. As an Instructional Technology Consultant, his goal is to help promote high-quality teaching through effective usage of technology. He has a B.S. in Animal Science and Secondary Education from Middle Tennessee State University and a Masters in Agricultural Education from North Carolina State University. While at NC State, his focus of study was on the technology usage of Tennessee teachers. He taught high school Agricultural Education for 10 years before changing careers and joining Vanderbilt.
Jenny Park joined the Center for Teaching in the Summer of 2021. She enjoys working with new and existent digital tools that promote active and efficient teaching and learning. She is especially interested in working with Brightspace integrations. She has a B.A. in History from Smith College and an M.A. in Public Humanities from Brown University. She has worked as a writing consultant and as a political campaign worker prior to joining Vanderbilt.
Assistant Director for Educational Technology
Stacey M. Johnson has been the Assistant Director for Educational Technology at the Center for Teaching since June 2015. She is also a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese and Affiliated Faculty in the Center for Second Language Studies. Her research interests include adult language learning, teaching culture, classroom practices, and hybrid language instruction. Her online and hybrid teaching experience and her expertise in educational technology enhance the CFT’s ability to support Vanderbilt instructors as they explore how Brightspace and other online learning platforms can be more effectively used to enhance student learning.