Courseware Documentation Editorial Board


This site is intended to be a single source of information on Canvas and related technologies at the University of Pennsylvania. The decision to redesign the Canvas at Penn website resulted from an investigation of the courseware needs of faculty, TAs, students, and staff at the University of Pennsylvania.


As Courseware Support Librarian, Katie Bertel provides user support, training, and documentation for Canvas, and other library-based technologies. Katie holds an M.L.S. from the University at Buffalo and a B.A. in Communication Studies from Manhattanville College.

As Associate Director of Instructional Design for the Arts & Science Online Learning team, Clay Colmon provides user support for Canvas, Zoom and other digital tools. Clay also supports the Library Lounge project. Clay received his honors B.A. in English and Political Science from Rutgers University and his M.A. from the University of Delaware, where he is currently completing a Ph.D. in English Literature.

As a Director of Communication at Wharton Computing, Anna Kent focuses on IT-related communication, and is involved in numerous projects that support clients’ interactions with technology, including KnowledgeBase management and integration, multi-channel communication, and other cross-campus projects. Anna holds a B.A. in American Studies from Yale University and an Ed.M. in Education from Harvard University.

As Director of Instructional Design on the IDEA Courseware Team at Wharton, Linda J. Lee provides support, training, and instructional design consultations for Canvas and related teaching technologies for Wharton faculty, staff, and TAs. Linda holds a B.A. in English and European Studies from Amherst College and advanced degrees in Folklore from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Pennsylvania. She also teaches Folklore courses for Penn’s School of Liberal and Professional Studies.

As Instructional Design Project Leader on the IDEA Courseware Team at Wharton, Becky Moulder helps Wharton faculty, TAs, staff, and students use Canvas and related technologies to support teaching and learning. Becky earned her B.A. in English/Professional Writing from Kutztown University and M.S. in Instructional Technology from Chestnut Hill College.

As Courseware Instructional Designer, Emily Rush works closely with library and campus educational technology and IT colleagues to promote teaching and learning with Canvas, Penn’s Learning Management System (LMS). She helps faculty translate learning objectives into learning activities, leads workshops, and creates documentation. Emily has a Ph.D. in Classics from UCLA, an M.A. in Art History from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in Classical Studies & Art History from the University of St. Thomas.