Information Technology

Instructional Design & Technology

Amy Sugar

Director of Instructional Design & Technology

Amy Sugar is the Director of Instructional Design and Technology at Rollins College and leads a team of instructional technologists who partner with faculty to integrate technology into their curriculum, assist with course design, and facilitate professional development. Amy has a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology/Instructional Design and 10 years of experience working as an instructional designer/technologist in higher education.

Prior to working at Rollins, Amy was an instructional designer in the University of Central Florida's (UCF) Center for Distributed Learning where she assisted faculty with the design, development, and delivery of fully online and blended courses. She also has experience teaching elementary music, earned National Board Certification, and designed and delivered professional development training, and participated on curriculum writing teams for Orange County Public Schools. Her teaching and learning research interests include Universal Design for Learning, mobile learning, and Open Educational Resources. Amy currently teaches a one credit hour course on video production and editing.

Brooklynn Lehner

Instructional Technologist

As part of the instructional design and technology team, Brooklynn collaborates with faculty as they use a range of technologies to design effective courses, assignments, and activities. She also supports their use of these technologies in ways that range from answering quick how-to questions to facilitating classroom workshops for students.

Brooklynn holds a Ph.D. in English Studies from Illinois State University and has seven years of university teaching experience, teaching writing and literature courses. She currently teaches an online course in general semantics, for which she designs and creates multimodal content.

Her research interests include the intersections of technology with resistant reading practices and narrative learning theory.

Scott Bokash

Instructional Technologist

Scott enjoys collaborating with faculty to design significant learning experiences and finding innovative ways to integrate technology to enhance effective instruction. Throughout his 15 years as an educator, he has also specialized in engagement strategies and faculty development. As part of the Instructional Design and Technology team at Rollins, Scott assists with the use of Blackboard, Foliotek, and all the various tools for content creation, delivery, and assessment. His research interests lie in the areas of blended course design, learning-centered instruction, and the multi-modal application of active learning strategies.

Syed Qadri

Instructional Technologist

As a team member of the Instructional Design and Development team, Syed works with faculty to support, guide, and assist them to integrate technology into their classroom. Syed is the point person for Foliotek and aspires to be an expert in all things Blackboard. Additionally, Syed works to stay ahead of the game by proactively researching and learning about new tools and how they can be utilized at Rollins.