The LT Media Lab is excited to announce the addition of three new staff members who began this fall and winter.
Benji Encalada Mora
Position: Full Stack Developer
Bio: Benji is a software developer with experience in web, Android and iOS development. He has worked on a variety of projects and platforms, from a Pokédex for the Nintendo DS to an extension to show the current stardate for Android devices. Benji enjoys watching movies, shows, and experiencing city culture.
Position: Professional Development & Community Engagement Coordinator
Bio: Lana is an educator who has experience in teacher training, youth development, and online professional development. After completing her M.Ed. in the Learning Technologies program she decided to continue on to the Phd program in the same area. Her research interests include leadership within professional development and identity in a digital age. When not working or studying, Lana enjoys traveling and trying new restaurants.
Matti Koivula, PhD
Position: Lecturer in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Bio: Matti is a learning technologist who possesses award-winning educational technology design and development skills, with enthusiasm and expertise to teach those skills to students and other instructional faculty. His research interests include learners’ perception of social presence, feelings of community in an online learning environment, and mobile learning. Outside of the classroom, Matti enjoys cross-country skiing, running, biking, and listening 70s & 80s rock ’n roll.