Center for Instructional Design & Innovation Directory

The Center for Instructional Design and Innovation (CIDI) helps university instructors create and maintain high quality learning environments. We provide access to practical tools, relevant data, prompt and effective support, consultation, and hands-on training. Below are listed the full-time instructional designers. CIDI also has part-time students helping with support throughout the day. To view a full list of staff, see the Staff page on the CIDI site.

Phone Support: (435) 797-9506

  • Dial 1 for CIDI personnel (M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

  • Dial 2 for Canvas corporate support line 

    (Available 24/7 for USU only)

Email Support: cidi@usu.edu

Drop-In Support: 

Available on a limited basis. Appointments encouraged. 

  • Logan Campus: 
    DE 311 (third floor)

    M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • USU Eastern, Price Campus
    REEVE 155
SCI
Directory
EDUC
CHaSS
CNR
CIDI
CAAS
Full Time
Teach
HSB
Gretchen Blackburn
Online courses, Canvas
Instructional Designer I
Gretchen Blackburn

Gretchen Blackburn

Instructional Designer I

Online courses, Canvas

Phone: (435) 797-8918
Office Location: Logan
HSB
ENGR
EDUC
Teach
CCA
CHaSS
CNR
CAAS
Full Time
CIDI
SCI
Directory
Amy Carpenter
Course organization, Canvas, iClicker, and Respondus
Sr. Instructional Designer
Amy Carpenter

Amy Carpenter

Sr. Instructional Designer

Course organization, Canvas, iClicker, and Respondus

Phone: (435) 797-9497
Office Location: Logan
HSB
CHaSS
EDUC
ENGR
CAAS
CCA
Teach
SCI
CIDI
Full Time
CNR
Directory
Neal Legler
Online, remote, and face-to-face courses; Canvas; Zoom; iClicker; lecture capture; and more
Director
Neal Legler

Neal Legler

Director

Online, remote, and face-to-face courses; Canvas; Zoom; iClicker; lecture capture; and more

Phone: (435) 797-1903
Office Location: Logan
CHaSS
HSB
CAAS
SCI
EDUC
Directory
Full Time
Teach
CIDI
Jennifer Paskett
Online courses, Canvas, graphics, and lecture capture
Instructional Designer II
Jennifer Paskett

Jennifer Paskett

Instructional Designer II

Online courses, Canvas, graphics, and lecture capture

Phone: (435) 797-6506
Office Location: Logan
Full Time
USU Eastern
Directory
CHaSS
EDUC
CAAS
CIDI
Teach
Debbie Pearson
Online Courses, Canvas, Turnitin, and Respondus
Director of Academic Support
Debbie Pearson

Debbie Pearson

Director of Academic Support

Online Courses, Canvas, Turnitin, and Respondus

Phone: (435) 613-5716
Office Location: USU Eastern, LLC 107
CAAS
Statewide Campuses
College of Science
Full Time
Teach
ENGR
HSB
CHaSS
CCA
SCI
Directory
CIDI
EDUC
Elisa Taylor
Atomic Assessments, Canvas, connect and online courses, and Respondus
Sr. Instructional Designer
Elisa Taylor

Elisa Taylor

Sr. Instructional Designer

Atomic Assessments, Canvas, connect and online courses, and Respondus

Phone: (435) 797-0645
Office Location: Logan (Brigham City, SLC, Tooele, Uintah Basin)