Rebecca Gidjunis | Director for the Center of Teaching, Learning & Technology
Rebecca Gidjunis is Director for the Center of Teaching, Learning and Technology at Eastern University, where she also serves as Senior Lecturer in English and Director of Writing Across the Curriculum. A graduate of Eastern, she also holds an MFA in writing and a graduate certificate in women's studies from Old Dominion University, and she is pursuing a second graduate certificate in Educational Technology from West Chester University. She is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize, and both her poetry and creative nonfiction have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes.
Rebecca possesses an abiding love for llamas, who frequently appear in her faculty development training sessions. Unfortunately, she lives in Philadelphia where there is not enough room for a llama. There is, however, enough room for her photographer/videographer partner Joe, their adorable son, Gabe, and lots of love.
Sue Yavor | Manager of Instructional Design & Learning Technologies
Sue Yavor is a graduate of Eastern University. She has worked as a Computer Programmer, Business Analyst and as a Computer Programming Instructor for 15 years before coming to Eastern as the Assistant Brightspace Administrator. Her favorite part of her job is assisting faculty with their course technology needs. She enjoys leading training seminars and working one on one with faculty to help them learn new ways to incorporate technology into their courses.
When she is not at work she is involved with the activities of her three kids. She is a Boy Scout leader, Venture Crew Advisor and Robotics Coach. When the family can find some free time she enjoys camping and traveling with her husband and kids. During the summer of 2014 they completed a goal of visiting each of the 48 contiguous states.
Esteban Hernandez | Coordinator of Educational Technology & Student Learning Outcomes
Esteban Hernandez (or just Steven) graduated from Baylor University, and earned an M.Div. from Columbia Theological Seminary and a Th.M. from Princeton Theological Seminary. For eight years before joining the CTLT team, he managed general education, learning assessment, and data reporting for Esperanza College of Eastern University, where he also provided LMS and technical support, among various other things.
When not at work, Esteban is a nerd, particularly fond of science fiction and fantasy, but also known for his interest in comic books and film. If you see references to popular nerdom at any EU training, it’s probably his fault. He also plans to, at some point, complete the Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis on Educational Administration at EU.