Our Vision

We partner with all faculty to bring inspiration and innovation to teaching and learning.

Our Mission

The Center for Instructional Innovation advances excellence in learning through collaboration with faculty, staff, and students. As a team with diverse talents, we are committed to a philosophy rooted in experiential learning, technology-enhanced teaching and best practices in instructional design.

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Lynsey Steinberg, MSMI, CMI


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Lynsey Steinberg is one of 300 board-certified medical illustrators in the nation. Lynsey graduated with a Master of Science degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 2012 and earned her board certification in 2016. Since joining AugustaUniversity, she earned her gamification certification, was awarded the Significant Contributions to Augusta University's COVID-19 Response Award, and received the state award in Community Research as a Happy Hands Device team member.

In addition, Lynsey is one of the founding team members of the annual Innovate interdisciplinary student competition at Augusta University.

Lynsey has been able to experience hands-on surgery in the operating room. She utilizes research and development in virtual reality, 3D printing, animation, gamification, and graphic design while working directly with students, faculty, and physicians. She believes in creating engaging work with a passion for creative problem-solving through collaboration and innovation.

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Stacy Kluge, MEd

Stacy Kluge, MEd


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Stacy Kluge has enjoyed working on and off as an adjunct instructor in both face-to-face and fully online courses since 1999. With more than 25 years of experience in a variety of educator roles, including French teacher, instructional technologist, university professor, and instructional designer. Before joining AU January of this year as an Instructional Designer, Stacy worked for 11 years at Georgia Southern's Center for Teaching Excellence.

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Jeff Mastromonico, MEd


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Jeff has over 25 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. His work has won him many awards including an Award of Excellence for Web Design and Implementation from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, a Silver Award Winner ECGBL International Educational Games Competition, a Serious Play Silver Award for Game Design, and most recently a first place Adobe e-Learning Design Award.  Jeff has a BS in Business Management, an MEd in Educational Technology as well as a masters level certification in Gamification and game-based learning.

A 40 year resident of Aiken, SC, Jeff lives with his wife, Lori, and their 2 sons, Alex and Jacob.

Fun fact: Jeff has been a practicing musician for 30 years performing regionally and enjoys working with the Aiken Community Theatre.

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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 is the Administrative Assistant 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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Rika Schoenke


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Rika has been with Augusta University since March 2008. She previously worked for the Professional and Community Education Division formerly known as Continuing Education. There, she assisted in mailings for different conferences as well as compiling evaluation summaries and creating reports on this data as needed. She recently joined the Center for Instructional Innovation where she compiles and creates data for the QEP report, which is crucial for the university’s accreditation.

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Arthur Takahashi, MPA


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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.

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Marsha Miller, MPA

Marsha Miller, MPA


Marsha is an Instructional Designer 2 and works with academic leaders and administrators to renew current NC-SARA membership and develop a comprehensive plan for future compliance. She also has an important role in helping CII with quality assurance for online and hybrid courses.

Marsha comes from Georgia Southern University and brings with her 8 years of experience in the role of assuring institutional eligibility for membership NC-SARA. 


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Kalpana Ramgopal, MA

Kalpana Ramgopal, MA


Kalpana was an Academic Advisor at AU's Academic Advisement Center before becoming an Instructional Designer for the Center for Instructional Innovation.  

She has a master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University Bloomington and has spent more than 10 years as a journalist in design, copy editing and writing for publications in the U.S. and abroad. Kalpana was an editor for several travel magazines and has taught design courses as a lecturer at the University of Florida and Iowa State University. She was also an Academic Advisor at Iowa State University's Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication.