Program Faculty

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Florence Martin, Ph.D

Associate Professor and Program Director

Florence Martin is an Associate Professor in the Instructional Systems Technology program at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. She received her Doctorate and Master's in Educational Technology from Arizona State University. Previous to her current position, she taught at University of North Carolina Wilmington for seven years. She also worked on instructional design projects for Maricopa Community College, University of Phoenix, Intel, Cisco Learning Institute, and Arizona State University. She worked as a co-principal investigator on the Digital Visual Literacy NSF grant working with Maricopa Community College District in Arizona. She researches on technology tools that improve learning and performance (synchronous virtual classrooms, mobile technologies, learning technologies etc.). She served as the President of the Multimedia Production Division at AECT from 2012-2013. She can be reached at or at 704-687-8869 You can read more about her at


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Ayesha Sadaf, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor 

Ayesha Sadaf is an Assistant Professor in the Instructional Systems Technology program at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. She received her PhD in Learning Design and Technology and MS in Computer Graphics Technology from Purdue University. Prior to her current position, she taught at Ball State University for three years.  Dr. Sadaf’s research focuses on the impact of instructional strategies and emerging technologies on higher-level learning and engagement in online learning environments. She is also interested in preparing teachers to integrate new technologies such as Web 2.0 tools, digital literacy, games, and simulations into K-12 classrooms. Her research has been published in Educational Technology Research and Development, Computers & Education, Journal of Research on Technology in Education, and Journal of Computing in Higher Education. She is the recipient of the 2015 Distance Education Best Practice Award and 2013 Distance Education Best Journal Article Award from the Association of Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). 

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Susan Elizabeth Allred Oyarzun, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant​ Professor

Beth Allred Oyarzun is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Instructional Systems Technology.  She earned a PhD in Instructional Design and Technology from Old Dominion University. Prior to joining UNCC, Beth previously worked as an instructional designer in the higher education environment for more than ten years. As an instructional designer, Beth taught online courses in instructional technology while providing professional development for faculty in online teaching pedagogy.  Prior to working in higher education, Beth was a high school mathematics teacher for nine years. 

Part time Faculty

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Jaesoon An, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Jaesoon An is a Senior Instructional Designer at the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) of UNC Charlotte. She also teaches in Instructional Systems Technology program of UNC Charlotte as an adjunct faculty. At CTL, Jaesoon provides faculty development and support services in the areas of course design, learning technologies, and learning analytics. Her prior job experiences include product planning and usability engineering at Microsoft, research on electronics service design at Samsung, and research on educational applications of ubiquitous technology at Indiana University. Jaesoon obtained her Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University Bloomington and M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from the University of Georgia


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Jeff Ertzberger, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Jeff Ertzberger is an adjunct faculty with the Instructional Systems Technology Program at UNC charlotte.  He currently serves as a lecturer and director of technology in the Watson College of Education at UNC Wilmington where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in instructional design and instructional technology.  A former public school teacher, Jeff has been a keynote and featured speaker at regional, national, and international conferences. His almost 25 years of experience in technology integration and engaging personality allow him to present complex technologies in ways that are understandable, and fun!

Jeff has had a tremendous positive impact locally, nationally, and internationally. He created simple games and game templates quickly became a hit with teachers around the globe.  The games and resources he created have been downloaded well over 1 million times to-date and used by people from over 227 countries around the world. Recognizing the significant impact of these games and resources, Ertzberger was awarded a Microsoft Innovative Teacher award from Microsoft.