Our Team

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Digital Learning & Innovation (DLI) is to:

  • Work specifically with UWB faculty and staff to help integrate technology into teaching and learning so as to enhance student learning.
  • Provide advice and assistance to help faculty develop effective online assignments and hybrid/online courses.
  • Work with faculty in all academic programs to design and develop instructional materials using a variety of technological and pedagogical tools.
  • Develop effective training in the use of appropriate hardware, software and multimedia tools and new instructional technologies.
  • Promote digital literacy and universal design practices.
  • Keep faculty/staff apprised of new and innovative approaches in teaching with technology.
  • Work collaboratively with UW Seattle and UW Tacoma in support of the educational mission at UW Bothell.

Who We Are:

Pictur of Dr. Mary Bold

Dr. Mary Bold’s experience in online education grew out of her role as a professor of family studies and, later, a dean of education. She created the nation’s first online master’s degree in her discipline and then went on to create master’s and doctoral programs in leadership, education, and assessment.

A textbook and journal author, Dr. Bold also contributes to international and national conferences in instructional technology, assessment, and higher education. Workshops and presentations include Campus Technology Conferences, EDUCAUSE, IUPUI Assessment Institutes, SACS Annual Meetings, Sloan-C Annual Conferences, Sloan-C Emerging Technology, Texas A&M Assessment Conferences, and dozens of universities. Topics have included academic continuity, assessment of distance education, online teaching and faculty training, and development of graduate courses.

Mary Bold / Chief Digital Strategy Officer/ boldm@uw.edu/ LBA-204D


Andreas Brockhaus ImageAndreas Brockhaus launched the UW Bothell Learning Technologies unit in 2002, having come from North Seattle College where he was the head of the Teaching and Learning Center. A sampling of projects in the ensuing years include launching the hybrid learning initiative,  creating the Open Learning Lab and the Digital Media Lab, moving the campus to Canvas, developing multiple faculty development institutes, and developing campus ePortfolio options. Some of his current projects involve helping Schools and programs develop online certificates and degrees, providing eLearning research and marketing data, and designing informal and formal learning environments with a special emphasis on active learning classrooms. Throughout his career, Andreas’ focus has been on how best to integrate teaching and learning with technology to foster student success. Andreas is also a part-time IAS faculty member and teaches for the First Year and Pre-Major Program.

Andreas Brockhaus / Executive Director, Office of Digital Learning & Innovation / ajb5@uw.edu / (425) 352-5393 / LBA-204C


Salem Levesque ImageSalem Levesque joined the Learning Technologies team in 2012 to develop digital media pedagogy and learning technologies support at UW Bothell. His roles have expanded greatly, over his tenure, and is now affiliate faculty in the Nursing and Health Studies and as a liaison for the Interactive Media Design program. He has presented in a number of conferences over the past few years; Educause Connect, and Managers of Educational Technology Conference to name just a few. With many years of multimedia and IT experience, Salem invest his time and energy into the Digital Media Lab (UW2 -121) and the Open Learning Lab (UW2-140) by offering open and honest learning environments. He also continues to expand the opportunities for students, faculty, and staff interested in multimedia or learning with technology.

Salem Levesque / Digital Learning Specialist / swjl@uw.edu / (425) 352-3889 / LBA-204E


Ana Thompson ImagesAna Thompson has worked in higher education for the last 16 years in IT, digital learning and instructional design. As a Learning & Access Designer at the UW Bothell Office of Digital Learning & Innovation, Ana enjoys working with faculty members and staff to streamline the use of technology tools and promote digital fluency. Ana has extensive experience with Learning Management Systems (LMS), adult learning, WCAG 2.0, document accessibility, Copyright and Fair Use, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and finding innovative ways to use old and new tools. Currently, she is the lead of the Universal Design for Active Learning (UDAL) campus initiative and is a member of the New Faculty Orientation, Accessibility Plan Project committees, the Campus Access Guide work-group and the UW IT Accessibility Task Force.

Ana Thompson, MIS, CSM / Learning & Access Designer / thomana@uw.edu / (425) 352-3794 / LBA-204E


Todd Conaway ImageTodd Conaway came to UW | Bothell after ten years of working with faculty as an instructional designer at Yavapai Community College in Arizona. Prior to that, he taught high school English for ten years at a small private school where he was able to combine his passion for the outdoors and digital tools. He works to combine classroom learning and community learning with the digital landscape in ways that create meaningful experiences for students. Inviting faculty to share their work, learn from one another, and grow as educators is what he aspires to cultivate at UWB. Some of his ongoing projects include an Open Educational Resources project with the library, Digital Badging and Credentialing, and the UWB eFellows program adapting First Year and Pre-Major courses to hybrid delivery.


Todd is also a part-time IAS faculty member and teaches for the First Year and Pre-Major Program.


Todd Conaway / Instructional Designer / tconaway@uw.edu / @todd_conaway / (425) 352-5334 / LBA-204E


Marc Studer ImageMarc Studer is the media producer, covering technology services from still photography to academic video production. Marc began with UW Bothell in 1996. Today, his facilities include video and audio resources through the Office of Digital Learning & Innovation to support faculty and staff. His consultation services support best practices in marketing, academic media, and hybrid and online media development.

Marc Studer / Media Production / studer@uw.edu / (425) 352-5272 / LB2-214


A special “Thank You” to all of our Learning Technologies student employees,
who have made this blog great over the years.