E-Learning and Instructional Support (ELIS)
E-Learning and Instructional Support (ELIS) Address

2013 Staff Photo
Matt Switlick, Nic Bongers, John Coughlin
Shaun Moore, Diane Underwood, Eric Merrill
How to get to e-LIS
The e-LIS main office is located on the fourth floor of Kresge library, directly opposite the elevators / stairs. Our office number if 430 KL.

Staff Directory

Nic Bongers
Instructional Graphic Designer

Nic works with the faculty members to help post course content into Moodle; so course development time could be much quicker and the instructor wouldn't have to re-conceptualize their course. He also designs visual elements for online classes including lesson modules and Moodle themes. Nic instructs and assists faculty workshops such as Moodle, Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat. The Oakland University virtual island is managed by Nic in Second Life, as well as the scheduling of WebEx sessions.

John Coughlin
Senior Systems Analyst, Interim Director

John develops custom web applications and web site prototypes for administrative and academic units. He also assists in the management of the physical web environment and oversees the moodle development team.

Dorothy Farrior
Office Assistant

Dorothy supports the e-LIS staff, manages the main office as well as schedules Scantron appointments and Moodle help requests.

Eric A. Merrill
Learning Management Programmer

Eric develops web applications and web-based tools in PHP. He works with Shaun, John, and UTS to transition from WebCT to Moodle, and to integrate Moodle with Banner. Eric also maintains backups and archives of Moodle, along with providing technical support.

Shaun Moore
Manager of Support Services

Shaun works in conjunction with John to develop web applications and web site prototypes. He also provides support to faculty and students who have questions about Moodle, WebEx, iClicker, and assists in the instruction of workshops. Shaun supports both ParSCORE test scanning and ScanBook evaluation scanning, and helped develop the process by which Scantron course evaluations are processed.

Matthew G. Switlik
Learning Management Programmer

Matthew develops web applications optimized for both desktop and mobile platforms. With a strong background in PHP, Javascript, and various databases Matt is able to create fast web applications that focus on good user experience across many devices. Matt also works reporting bugs and writing fixes for Moodle.

Diane Underwood
Coordinator for Activities and Programs

Diane coordinates the recipient selection and payment of the online teaching stipends for individual courses and online programs. Diane also coordinates the eCornucopia Conference, held each year in the early summer and other events and various e-Learning activities.