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Our Services


One-on-one Consultations

Faculty can meet with CETI coaches for one-on-one assistance with course design, active learning strategies, assessment design, online instruction, and Canvas. Learn more about consultations.


learning communities

Educator Learning Communities

CETI hosts Educator Learning Communities (ELCs) by topic throughout the academic year. To see a list of current topics, go to CETI News and Activities. To suggest a ELC topic, contact Denice Robertson at



CETI Workshops

CETI offers workshops on topics that support faculty in their teaching and scholarship. For a list of upcoming CETI workshops check the CETI Calendar


Our Staff

Dr. Denice Robertson (headshot)

Dr. Denice Robertson, Director

365E Founders Hall

Phone: (859) 572-5188



Denice has been a member of faculty at NKU since 2001 teaching initially for CINSAM before moving to Biological Sciences. She has taught a number of different courses and has developed two cross-disciplinary courses: Biomathematics and The Ecology and Geology of Coral Reefs. Denice enjoys teaching study abroad courses and all of her courses are taught using high impact practices and active learning. In addition, Denice is involved in Ecological research on the restoration of native prairies and woodland wildflowers. 

Travis Downing (headshot)

Travis Downing, Specialist, Educational Technology

359D Founders Hall

Phone: (859) 572-7946



Travis started at NKU in 2006 getting a degree in Graphic Design while beginning work at the IT helpdesk in 2007 until graduating in 2011. He started working full time as an Instruction Technology Coordinator in CITE in 2012 making use of his artistic background creating banners, editing the CITE webpages, and video editing. Today, as a member of CETI, he assists NKU's educators and students as an Educational Technologist with Canvas and Kaltura administrative support being a problem solver where able.

Kayla Weiglein (headshot)

Dr. Kayla Weiglein, Instructional Designer

484 Mathematics, Education & Psychology Center

Phone: (859) 572-7887



Dr. Kayla Weiglein is both an instructional designer and educator with a Ph.D. in Germanic Languages, Literatures with 10+ years of experience teaching in higher education. She began working at NKU in the summer of 2023 and specializes in incorporating inquiry and genre-based pedagogy, open educational resources, universal design for learning, and second language acquisition into the online/blended classroom environment. Prior to joining the CETI team at NKU, she taught at the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, and the University of Kentucky. She has designed and taught online courses, facilitated in-person and online conferences, was editor for the Focus on German Studies journal, and has presented her research at numerous higher educational institutions.

Tommy Fix (headshot)

TOMMY FIX, Data Analytics & Instructional Technology Specialist

359E Founders Hall

Phone: (859) 572-7885



Tommy Fix completed his BA in Video and Audio production at Ball State University. This enabled him to get a position at the university facilitating distance learning classes which would inspire him to complete his master's degree in Curriculum and Educational Technology. Tommy has been at Northern Kentucky University since 2013, starting as an instructional designer before managing the team of instructional designers. Recently more exposure to that administrative side of academic tools has driven an interest in analytics and what we can learn as a university from how we use our tools.

Vanessa Steele (headshot)

Vanessa Steele, Senior Instructional Designer

543 Griffin Hall

Phone: (859) 572-1481



Vanessa has been an instructional designer with NKU since 2019 and led workshops on topics that include critical pedagogy, universal design for learning, academic integrity, and accessibility. She has a Master's Degree in English and is working on a second one in Communication. Prior to joining NKU, she worked at a media company as an instructional designer and editor, covering a wide array of topics, from educational art books and videos to genealogy research. She has facilitated virtual conferences and online courses, and presented at higher education conferences on a variety of topics.