Loyola University Chicago

Instructional Technology & Research Support

Information Technology Services

Staff Directory

ITRS is composed of full-time professionals and skilled student workers. We invite you to get to know our team. To request assistance, please contact the ITS Help Desk at ext. 8-4ITS or helpdesk@luc.edu. For general questions or suggestions, send an email to itrs@luc.edu. We look forward to working with you!

Open Position: Technology Coordinator

Katherine Chavez Dominik, Senior Technology Coordinator | ext. 8-7329 | kchavez@luc.edu


Katherine Chavez Dominik is a Senior Technology Coordinator at Loyola University Chicago. In this role she oversees the audio-visual needs for special events such as the President’s State of the University and live streaming of Commencement ceremonies. She also provides support and consultation for classrooms. Prior to Loyola, she worked with the­ater companies throughout Chicago engineering and producing sound for plays and musicals. Kathy has worked with talented artists such as Michael Ingersoll from the Jersey Boys Chicago, the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, the comedic ensemble Second City, and many others. Kathy has a Bachelor’s degree in audio arts and acoustics from Columbia College.   

Lauree Garvin, Senior Research Technologies Coordinator | ext. 8-7653 | lgarvin@luc.edu


Lauree Garvin is a Senior Research Technologies Coordinator at Loyola University Chicago. She assists faculty, students, and staff in their use of research tools, including statistical programs (e.g., SPSS, Stata, HLM, Lisrel), online survey generation tools (e.g., Opinio, Snap Survey), and qualitative data analysis (e.g., NVivo) to conduct academic research and program evaluation. Prior to coming to Loyola, Lauree worked in a variety of capacities including researcher, data manager, program evaluator, and project manager for grant-supported projects at the Chapin Hall Center for Children, the Donors’ Forum of Chicago, and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Lauree has a bachelor’s degree in history and anthropology and a master’s degree in sociology.

Corey James, Learning Design Engineer | ext. 8-7661 | cjames7@luc.edu


Corey James is a Learning Design Engineer at Loyola University Chicago. He supports faculty, students, and staff with the design, development and implementation of courses. He completed his Master of Science Degree in Instructional Design and Technology at Western Illinois University, where he also received his Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Communication. During his last two years at WIU, Corey supported faculty and students within the College of Education and Human Services with various technology and software needs.

Sarah Kentner, Learning Design Engineer | ext. 8-2879 | skentner@luc.edu


Sarah Kentner is a Learning Design Engineer at Loyola University Chicago. She supports faculty and staff in design, development and implementation of content for their courses. She completed her master's in Educational Technology at Western Michigan University and obtained a bachelor's degree in Education from Lake Superior State University. Prior to Loyola, Sarah taught for five years, with a main focus on helping K-12 teachers integrate technology into their classrooms.   

Megan Mandolia, Learning Design Engineer | ext. 8-2635 | mmandolia@luc.edu

Megan Mandolia is a Learning Design Engineer at Loyola University Chicago. She supports faculty and staff in the design, development, and implementation of courses. Prior to Loyola, Megan taught engineering and physics in the Chicago area for four years. She completed her Masters of Arts in Teaching at National Louis University, her law degree from Illinois Institute of Technology, and her Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University.

Megan Mitchell, Learning Design Engineer | ext. 8-7606 | mmitchell23@luc.edu


Megan Mitchell is a Learning Design Engineer at Loyola University Chicago. She supports faculty and staff in the design, development, and implementation of courses. Prior to Loyola, Megan worked across professional and academic environments to build learning experiences and integrate educational technology. She was an Instructional Designer at an online program management company, where she consulted university faculty on e-learning best practices and developed coursework for graduate school programs in disciplines including business, law, education, and engineering. Megan also spent several years in New York City supporting academic programs and teaching secondary English. She earned a master’s degree from Columbia University studying English Education and a bachelor’s degree in English from Fordham University.

Katie Motush, Senior Technology Coordinator | ext. 5-6656 | kmotush@luc.edu


Katie Motush is a Senior Technology Coordinator at Loyola University Chicago. In this role she provides support for classroom technology and consultation for new and remodeled learning spaces. Prior to Loyola, Katie supported classroom technology at Fordham University in New York. She has a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University where she studied film and sound design, and outside of work she has had years of experience recording and editing various audio projects in Pro Tools.

Tim Walker, Manager | ext. 8-2960 | twalker1@luc.edu

Tim Walker is the Manager of Instructional & Research Technology at Loyola University Chicago. He has 20+ years of experience in higher education supporting traditional, blended and online courses. He currently runs a centralized unit of 10 full-time staff and 10-15 student workers. His team maintains the instructional and research systems for a top 100 and R2 university of 16,500 students and 4,000 faculty/staff. Prior to joining Loyola, he worked in a similar capacity at National Louis University as the Director of Technology for the McCormick Center. Tim holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Marquette University, a master's degree in human services administration from National Louis University, and a certificate in distance education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also recently completed the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL), Class of 2017 at Penn State University and the Online Learning Consortium. Tim is a regular presenter at local and national conferences, with topics focusing on faculty and student support, instructional system design, and IT management.

Paul Zlatkin, Classroom Technician | ext. 8-2670 | pzlatkin@luc.edu


Paul Zlatkin is a Classroom Technician at Loyola University Chicago. He assists faculty, staff, and students with using technology in a wide array of learning spaces. He provides support both on-site and via a distance for classes and events. Paul has over 10 years experience at Loyola providing technical support for audio visual equipment and is well versed in support services for higher education.

Classroom Assistants | ext. 8-4ITS, helpdesk@luc.edu

Willie Beal, Lavell Ellison, Andrea Granillo, Madison Flood, Yongxuan Ji, Gaurav Mishra, Titilope Olutayo, Andrew Pichette, Julian Ruiz, Albert Sugianto

Research Assistant | itrs@luc.edu

John Sienkiewicz