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Staff Changes in Instructional Technology

Welcome to Carlton Crabtree and Tom Penniston

July 11, 2013 2:24 PM
Fall 2014 Update: While Carlton Crabtree has moved on, Tom Penniston joined the Instructional Technology team full time this past spring. He also earned his Ph.D in Language, Literacy, and Culture from UMBC.

Tom's areas of expertise include learning analytics, TechRelay (formerly Camtasia Relay) screen casting, Box, Google Apps, Instructional Systems Design, iPads in the classroom, rubrics, Respondus Lockdown Browser and Blackboard. 


Following Karin Readel's departure last month, we've added some new staff and reassigned others in DoIT's Instructional Technology & New Media (ITNM) group.

Specifically, I'm pleased to announce that Carlton Crabtree and Tom Penniston have joined DoIT as contractual support staff. Carlton earned his Ph.D in Information Systems from UMBC in 2010, and is an adjunct instructor who's Blackboard course was the 60th most active of all 1,400+ courses in Spring 2013. Tom is a Ph.D candidate in the Language, Literacy and Culture program, and has been providing instructional technology support to the Division of Professional Studies, including the E-Teacher Program. 

In addition, Anna Sniadach will be focusing more of her time on support of Blackboard integration with the Student Administration (SA) system, particularly course creation and enrollment. As such, we'll be shifting her responsibilities for the FAQ Knowledge Base to Andrea Mocko in the Technology Support Center (TSC). Finally, Joan Costello will be taking over responsibility for the Scantron test scoring process.

As we get closer to the start of the Fall 2013 semester, we'll announce a search for a new Director of Instructional Technology as well as some changes in how faculty can best get help. For now, join me in welcoming Carlton and Tom, and thanking Anna, Andrea and Joan for their flexibility and support.


John Fritz
Asst. VP, Instructional Technology & New Media
UMBC Division of Information Technology (DoIT) 

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