Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology

The CTLT Team


Patrick O'Sullvan

Patrick O'Sullivan, Ph.D.


Patrick provides leadership for the CTLT team working to enhance a campus culture that supports and values exemplary teaching to enhance student learning. Contact Patrick with inquiries regarding CTLT’s programs and services including new faculty support programs, customized workshops, collaboration on teaching and learning-related projects, program-level initiatives, and CSU course redesign grant programs.

posulliv@calpoly.edu | (805) 756-7244 

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Pam Dougherty

Pam Dougherty, M.S.Ed

Instructional Designer & Accessibility specialist

Pam is an Instructional Designer and Accessibility Specialist who assists faculty in all aspects of course design and facilitation. She also assists faculty in creating accessible course materials, and applying the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to minimize barriers and maximize access for all students. Pam received her B.A. in Education from Cal Poly Humboldt in 2005, and her M.S. in Education from CSU East Bay in 2014. Pam received certification from California State University as a quality assurance course reviewer for online and hybrid courses, via the CSU Quality Learning and Teaching (QLT) program. Pam supports faculty in the exploration of innovative technologies and pedagogies for teaching and learning.

padoughe@calpoly.edu | (805) 756-7381

Catherine Hillman

Catherine Hillman, M.S.Ed

Instructional designer & Online Instruction specialist

Catherine Hillman is an Instructional Designer at the CTLT and guides faculty in applying transformational pedagogies to their courses, with particular focus on Hybrid and Online instruction methods. She consults in person and online using collaborative applications, and is the campus coordinator for the QA (Quality Assurance) initiative through the CSU.

cehillma@calpoly.edu | (805) 756-5576

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Sarah Macdonald

Sarah Macdonald, Ph.D.

Assistant Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Teaching

Sarah is CTLT's Assistant Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Teaching. Sarah's work is directed at promoting instructional improvements to achieve campus diversity and inclusion goals. She provides expertise and scholarship-informed guidance to individual faculty, departments, and colleges. Her work promotes inclusive and equitable teaching practices and supports faculty in incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion into the curriculum.

smacdo05@calpoly.edu | (805) 756-7635

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Tonia Malone

Tonia Malone, M.S.Ed

Instructional Designer & Lead LMS Admin

Tonia Malone is an Instructional Designer and Lead Canvas LMS  Administrator. Tonia is available for consultations for effective teaching with the LMS, using technologies for teaching and learning, as well as course redesign for hybrid, flipped, and online modalities.

tmalone@calpoly.edu | (805) 756-6336

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Patrick O'Sullvan

Dianna Winslow, Ph.D.

Assistant director / Writing Instruction specialist

Dianna is CTLT Assistant Director and Writing Instruction Specialist. She promotes and develops Writing Across the Curriculum and Writing in the Disciplines teaching approaches. She provides expertise and scholarship-informed guidance to individual faculty, departments, and colleges on developing teaching and curriculum that foster writing-rich learning environments and equitable, authentic assessments.

diwinslo@calpoly.edu | (805) 756-7526

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Stacey Aragon, BS Business Admin.

Administrative support coordinator II

Stacey Aragon is our newest team member and returning alum. She is CTLT’s Administrative Support Coordinator II. Her experience and expertise in business is leveraged to maximize efficiency on the administrative front of the CTLT office.  

Stacey graduated from OCOB in 2016 as Orfalea's Great Grad, completing her Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration with a focus in Entrepreneurship. She quickly plugged into the Women’s Business Center (WBC). 

Stacey has worked with the WBC for 6 years in various capacities including as a Program Coordinator, WBC Small Business Consultant, Engagement Specialist and more. She is looking forward to utilizing these skills to enhance the overall impact of CTLT on Cal Poly campus.  

staragon@calpoy.edu | (805) 756-5570

Student Support Staff

Chirag UpadhyayChirag Upadhyay

Administrative Student Assistant

Chirag is an Administrative Student Assistant. He aids the CTLT staff with various administrative and technical support. He is a third year Business Administration major concentrating in Finance.

ctlt@calpoly.edu | 805-756-7002







Diana Suarez

Administrative Student Assistant

Diana is an Administrative Student Assistant. She aids the CTLT staff with various administrative and technical support. She is a third-year Business Administration major concentrating in Marketing and minoring in Psychology.

ctlt@calpoly.edu | 805-756-7002



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