Loyola University Chicago

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!


Oliver Batchelor, Learning Design Engineer | ext. 8-7661 | obatchelor@luc.edu

Oliver Batchelor

Oliver Batchelor is a Learning Design Engineer at Loyola University Chicago. He is responsible for assisting faculty, students, and staff with the design, development, and implementation of courses.  Oliver has an MA in Instructional Design and Adult Learning from University of Colorado and an MLIS from University of Pittsburgh. Prior to Loyola, Oliver acquired over a decade of experience in higher education as a research librarian.

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

Katherine Chavez Dominik

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

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.

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

Sarah Kentner

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.  

Hannah Lee Otto, Learning Design Engineer | ext. 8-7606 | hlee11@luc.edu

Hannah Lee Otto

Hannah Lee Otto is a Learning Design Engineer for Loyola University Chicago (LUC), whose role includes the administration, instruction, and analysis of the learning management system and other teaching technology tools. Coming from DePaul University as an instructional technology consultant and instructor of first-year and business writing, Hannah applies her background in writing studies to help manage the LUC portfolio tool, documentation, and the Academic Tech Tools blog. Hannah is also pursuing a PhD in Technology and Humanities at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), and her research seeks to examine the relationship between how we form our values through shared history, media, and technology.

Weston Morris, Senior Technology Coordinator | ext. 5-6656 | wmorris4@luc.edu

Weston Morris

Weston Morris is a Senior Technology Coordinator at Loyola University Chicago. In this role he oversees and provides the audio-visual support and consultation to the classrooms and the special event needs for the Water Tower Campus. Prior to Loyola, Weston has 25+ years working in higher education in various capacities that utilize technology. Some of his past roles include facilities management, too being adjunct faculty teaching digital graphic design foundation courses too managing and maintaining computer labs and smart classrooms. Outside of higher education Weston is a practicing visual artist and musician whose work has been shown in many gallery exhibits in the Midwest and California and is part of numerous private collections. As a musician, he has performed bass and guitar in several Chicago-based bands over the past 20+ years, including Julia Set and the Mount Airy Ramblers. Fun fact: Weston is an avid collector of vintage vinyl records. He is a graduate from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in art and technology.

Chris Sinclair, Technology Coordinator | ext. 5-6650 | csinclair@luc.edu

Chris Sinclair

Chris Sinclair is a Technology Coordinator at Loyola University Chicago. He oversees classroom system functionality on both lakeside campuses, as well as installation of new instructional technologies. Prior to coming to Loyola, he served as a Technology Integration Specialist for the Kalamazoo Public Schools District in Michigan. He graduated from Kendall College of Art & Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Digital Media.

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

Tim Walker

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. 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 is also a recent graduate of the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) through Penn State University and the Online Learning Consortium. Tim is a regular presenter at local and national conferences, with topics focusing on faculty support, instructional system design, and IT management.

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

Paul Zlatkin

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.

Oliver Batchelor Learning Design Engineer ext. 8-7661
Katherine Chavez Dominik Senior Technology Coordinator ext. 8-7329
Lauree Garvin Senior Research Technologies Coordinator ext. 8-7653
Sarah Kentner Learning Design Engineer ext. 8-2879
Hannah Lee Otto Learning Design Engineer ext. 8-7606
Weston Morris Senior Technology Coordinator ext. 5-6656
Chris Sinclair Technology Coordinator ext. 5-6650
Tim Walker Manager ext. 8-2960
Paul Zlatkin Classroom Technician ext. 8-2670

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

Ikeade Adebusoye, Sangamitra Agrawal, Samuel Alexander, Evan Cole, Charles Dunn, Trinity Garrett, Amanda Hensmann, Daniel Hernandez Martinez, Elizabeth Hill, Anass Kabir, Brandi Letsche, Liam Melville, Xena Mousa-Makky, Natalia Obrochta, Kendall Phillips, Lacey Schwind, Salah Siddiqui

Research Assistant | itrs@luc.edu

John Sienkiewicz

ITRS Assistantitrs@luc.edu

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