About Us

The instructional design and technology team work with faculty to provide support in the design and development of effective online, blended, and face-to-face courses.

This support includes

  • Facilitation of Introduction to Online (and Blended) Course Design
  • Support for creating an online course, or individual components in an online course
  • Support for designing a course (face-to-face, online, or blended) in Canvas
  • Consultation regarding ways to use various types of technology in your course
  • Facilitation of technology workshops
  • Individual technology support for using Canvas and other instructional technologies

Instructional Design and Instructional Technology Staff Members

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Daniel Wooddell

Instructional Technologist
(513) 745-1901 | wooddelld@xavier.edu Book now

Daniel Wooddell joined Instructional Design & Technology at Xavier in September 2013.  Daniel Wooddell received his bachelor's degree in management information systems from Wright State University. Daniel has a strong IT background and a broad skillset with technology, as well as five years of experience in managing an IT department for a successful electronic medical records company.

Daniel is the interface between our team's eLearning projects and the areas of IT he connects with to ensure instructors' strategies for teaching with technology align with IT capability and protocol. He documents and supports educational technology implementation solutions for faculty, courses, and specific learning activities, working collaboratively with our extended IT family.

He is very knowledgeable about the Canvas LMS and other instructional technologies that are supported here at Xavier and is passionate about working with faculty to improve their online courses through technology


Ryan Murray
Instructional Designer
(513) 745-4293 | murrayr6@xavier.edu

Ryan Murray joined Instructional Design & Technology at Xavier in June 2021. From 2012 to 2020, he worked in the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State University. As an instructional designer, Ryan collaborates with faculty members and other staff members to develop online and blended courses. His main interests are the following types of learning science: problem-based, project-based, and case-based.

Degree: MEd, Instructional Technology (NC State)


Matthew Williamson
Instructional Designer
(513) 745-4299 | williamsonm6@xavier.edu

Matthew Williamson joined Instructional Design & Technology at Xavier in June 2021.  Matthew has a Master’s of Education from St. Joseph’s University and a Ph.D. in History from Northeastern University. He has developed and taught American history courses for various institutions, both in-person and online, in synchronous and asynchronous formats. He has also taught adult learners, non-traditional and traditional college students, and high school students. Matthew is always continuing to deepen his understanding of educational theory, pedagogy, and technology.