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Instructional Designer

Jay came to the College of Veterinary Medicine from OSU’s Nisonger Center Transition Services where he served as a technology specialist. At Nisonger, Jay designed, implemented, and co-taught skills training programs using Backward Design processes. He facilitated research and program data operations, developed universally accessible web designs, and trained staff and program participants.

Jay has a Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University and is working on a second master’s degree in Learning Technologies. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Jay is especially interested in the following topics: Universal Design for Learning, affordability and accessibility for all students, as well as innovative and effective integration of technologies in teaching and learning.

Instructional Designer

Sean joined the College of Veterinary Medicine as an instructional designer in April of 2018. Sean will be working closely with CVM faculty and staff on creating curriculum and learning modules for the new CVM Skills Clinic that will open in August of 2018.

Before coming to the CVM, Sean served as a teacher and curriculum specialist at the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow. At ECOT, Sean implemented backwards design principles in multiple curriculum development projects throughout the school. He also created content for courses that followed Universal Design Learning principles ensuring that all students, regardless of disability or learning preferences, had an opportunity to learn. This included the use of web content, video and interactive learning modules built in Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate.

Sean has a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the Ohio Dominican University. He also received his Bachelor of Arts degree at the Ohio Dominican University.


Jenn Gonya, PhD

Director – Teaching, Learning, and Student Support Services

Principal Investigator and Educational Psychologist


Instructional Aides Associate

(Bio coming soon)