Meet Our Staff

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Ashley Cullum, EdD

Ashley Cullum, EdD

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Ashley has over 15 years of experience in the field of education. She has a strong background in instructional design and educational technology. She has been involved in the QEP and has a passion for utilizing various types of technology to engage students in order to enhance their learning. She believes that students in an online environment should have the same opportunities and experiences as those in a traditional, face-to-face setting.

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Lynsey Ekema, MSMI, CMI

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Did you know there are only 300 Medical Illustrators that are Board Certified in the world? Lynsey Ekema is a Board Certified Medical Illustrator. It was during an undergrad equine anatomy class at the Savannah College of Art and Design where Lynsey Ekema realized her passion for the amalgamation of science and art. Replacing written exam answers with anatomical drawings led her into this unique profession. Lynsey graduated with a Masters of Science from the Medical College of Georgia and earned her Certification in 2016. Since joining Augusta University, Lynsey has been able to experience hands-on surgery in the operating room and work directly with physicians while creating award-winning workfor the University. As a speaker, animator, developer and designer she believes in creating visually engaging interactive work with a passion for getting people excited about innovation.


  • 3D/2D Animation
  • 3D Printing
  • Medical Illustration
  • AV/VR/Interactive
  • Game development
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Stacy Kluge, MEd

Stacy Kluge, MEd

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Stacy has more than 25 years of experience as an educator, first working as a French teacher in P-12, later as an instructional technologist at a teaching hospital, then as a university professor, and ultimately as an instructional designer.

In her role at Augusta University, Stacy works closely with faculty to identify gaps in performance, skills, knowledge, information and attitude among students, to create learning experiences to close those gaps, and to measure progress towards learning goals. She is particularly interested in course design and delivery for online, hybrid, and technology enhanced courses. Enhancing any component of a course (e.g. creating learning objectives and assessments, crafting learning experiences, or pairing teaching with appropriate technologies) opens the door for more creative, innovative, and joyful learning environment.

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Jeff Mastromonico, MEd

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Jeff has over 20 years’ experience in higher education that has included teaching, designing and developing multimedia, video production, web design, graphic design, learning game development, interactive textbooks and app development. Jeff has a BS in Business Management, an MEd in Educational Technology as well as a level 2 certification in Gamification.

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Rhonda Powell, BFA

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Rhonda is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design with a major in Illustration. She has worked for more than 20 years as a Graphic Designer and Illustrator for corporate marketing and printing services. As a result, she has won several American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) in graphic design.

As a Technical Illustrator for the Center for Instruction and Innovation, Rhonda works closely with faculty and students to provide large format printing and lamination services for the Summerville and the Health Sciences campuses. Additional services provided by Rhonda are bookbinding, poster mounting, illustration and graphic design.

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Aisling Reigle, BS

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As the Business Operations Specialist for the team, Aisling ensures the daily operations run smoothly. Since joining Augusta University in 2012, Aisling has acquired knowledge in all areas of university policies and has implemented them in her daily activities.

Aisling has over 10 years of experience in customer service and holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting with plans to complete a Master of Business Administration in the future since receiving exposure to the business side of university operations.

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Jenn Rose, MS

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Jenn Rose is an Instructional Designer. Ms. Rose's professional expertise and passion focus on helping educators use online learning tools, like WebEx platforms and Learning Management Systems (e.g., Brightspace/D2L), to facilitate engaging, effective learning experiences for our students, regardless of their physical location.


  • Applying the QMRubric (Quality Matters), 2016
  • Online Teaching Certificate (Online Learning Consortium), 2015
  • Synchronous Facilitator (IACET), 2010
  • Expert Synchronous Producer (IACET), 2009
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Arthur Takahashi, MA

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As a visual storyteller, Arthur has worked in TV, public relations, and now instructional design. In his professional career, he has seen how visuals can touch people, how stories can stick with them for a lifetime and how shared emotional experiences can create a strong bond among them. His work has led him to three Southeast Regional Emmy Awards nominations for promo, documentary, and animation. He has also won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for hard news, two Georgia Association of Broadcasters awards for best locally-produced program and best use of digital platforms, two Georgia Associated Press Awards for investigative reporting and general reporting, and a bronze Telly Award for documentary.

Arthur holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and a master’s degree in history. He is currently working on a second master’s degree in public administration.

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Timothy M. Williams Jr., MPA

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Tim has over 10 years of experience in the field of multimedia production. With a dynamic career as a Multimedia Specialist, Video Production Coordinator, Production Director and Media Services Supervisor, Tim has produced innovative and creative content that has revolutionized education. With a people-oriented personality style, Tim fosters an easy and enjoyable environment for subject matter experts to be creative in and as a result he has attained multiple awards and recognition for customer service.

As an Instructional Multimedia Producer, Tim works closely with faculty, instructional designers and developers to create educational multimedia content from concept to completion for the university that impacts student learning and demonstrates innovative methods of instruction for course objectives while supporting the mission of providing excellence in teaching, discovery and service.