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Kristin Bott
Associate Director, Instructional Technology Services

Kristin works with Reed faculty and students on data analysis, data manipulation, data management, and other adventures in quantitative and/or analytical pursuits. She supports statistical packages, computational software, and is also Reed’s main resource for geospatial analysis and mapping. Kristin brings a background in natural science research (conservation genetics and field biology) and science teaching, outreach, and engagement. She holds degrees from Michigan State (M.Sc., Fisheries&Wildlife/EEBB), the University of Montana (B.A., Biology) and Portland State (graduate certificate in GIS). Kristin is part of the Data @ Reed team, one of the folks behind Moodle, manages the mLab, and provides general educational technology support to Reed.

email: kbott@reed.edu
office: ETC 225
general work schedule: M-F, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Chester Ismay
Instructional Technologist – Quantitative Applications

Chesters works with Reed faculty, students, and staff on all things statistics and data science related.  He works mostly with the statistical computing language R supporting reproducible research using RStudio (including assisting with the Reed College RStudio Server) and R Markdown.  He has written many R packages to support the Reed College curriculum including an R Markdown senior thesis template that allows students to easily write their theses, embed all of their code, and export to multiple formats without all the learning curve that LaTeX brings.  Chester also works closely with faculty members to build course materials to support open-source, free, statistical analyses instead of the traditional proprietary packages.

His background is in statistics, statistical computing, and in teaching in the liberal arts environment.  He holds degrees from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (BS Applied and Computational Mathematics, minor in Computer Science), Northern Arizona University (MS Statistics, emphasis Actuarial Science), and Arizona State University (PhD Statistics).  Before joining ITS in 2015, Chester was a tenure-track assistant professor of Statistics at Ripon College in Wisconsin.  He is part of the Data @ Reed team and has used educational technology directly in the classroom when he taught a section of MATH 141 in Spring 2016 and used Plickers (paper clickers) to gauge student understanding.  He loves working individually with members of the Reed community on projects and helping them with automation, reproducibility, literate programming, and creating and using technological tools to help further learning at all levels.

email: cismay@reed.edu 
office: ETC 223
general work schedule: M-F, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Joe Janiga
Instructional Technologist – Performing Arts

Joe built and maintains the multimedia lab and image for the Performing Arts Resource Center in Reeds Performing Arts Building.  The lab was specifically designed for the specialized technology needs of the Reed performing arts community. He also works with Reed faculty and students supporting the use the PARC’s hardware and software pertaining to music, dance and theatre including help with multimedia design for live productions. Joe received his BA at the University of Oregon in Fine Art with a minor in music. He has over 25 years’ experience as a professional musician, educator, and composer for music, commercials, film, theatre, and dance. He attended the Oscars in 2009 for a film he scored that was up for an Academy award and was nominated for an Emmy in 2009 for that same score. He founded a software company for mobile devices in 2010.  Joe can still be seen (and heard) accompanying occasional dance classes at Reed.

email: joejaniga@reed.edu
office: PAB 326
schedule: M, W 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. / T, R 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. / F 8:30 a.m.- noon

Daniel Landau
Senior Programmer Analyst – Open Source

Daniel comprises the programming wing of ITS. He works on Moodle and our Ereserves system, as well as supporting a variety of infrastructural systems. Before coming to Reed he built web applications in a number of different industries including telecommunications, sports, soda pop and breakfast cereal.

email: dlandau@reed.edu

Trina Marmarelli
Director, Instructional Technology Services

Trina works with faculty members across Reed, as well as staff from CIS and the Library, to integrate technology into teaching and learning; this includes collaborating with faculty members to design and support curricular technology projects, coordinating evaluations of emerging technologies, supporting faculty use of iPads, managing Moodle, and more. She is active in local and national educational technology organizations, including ELI, NWACC, and edu-place. Trina holds a B.A. in French and Linguistics from the University of Michigan, a Diplôme d’études approfondies in Francophone studies from the University of Provence, and a Ph.D. in French from Stanford University, where she taught French language, French literature, and general humanities courses for seven years as a graduate student and postdoctoral fellow. Her dog, Junior, provides on-demand moral support for students, faculty, and staff on the ETC second floor.

email: marmaret@reed.edu
office: ETC 219
general work schedule: M-F, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Beth Platte
Instructional Technologist – Literature and Languages

Beth supports technology use in foreign language and literature classes at Reed and manages the Language Lab, where students can access a variety of computer assisted language learning technologies. She also helps to coordinate drop-in tutoring for foreign languages, which takes place in the Language Lab. Beth holds a B.A. in Classics from Kalamazoo College, an M.A. in Ancient Greek from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Greek and Roman History from the University of Michigan. Before coming to Reed, Beth was a tenure-track assistant professor of Classics at Valparaiso University, where she taught Ancient Greek. She has also taught ancient and medieval history, culture, and writing courses at the University of Michigan, Kalamazoo College, and Portland State University. Beth has a special interest in the digital humanities and has been involved with a major digital humanities project for several years. She’s always happy to talk about technology and language learning or digital methods in the humanities.

email: eplatte@reed.edu
office: Library 38, across from the Language Lab
general work schedule: M, W, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; F 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.