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.

Online Learning Support Librarian, Monique Breaux’s primary responsibility is the Open Canvas for Penn Learners environment, our public-facing Canvas environment for continuing education and professional development courses to external audiences. She also helps support the main Canvas instance and assists with special projects and external stakeholders. Monique has an M.L.I.S. from Louisiana State University and a B.A. in History from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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.

Jessica Morris is an Associate Director of Online Instructional Design for both the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Online Learning Initiative. Jessica supports faculty in integrating instructional technologies in ways that promote meaningful learning experiences and innovative teaching practices in both online and classroom-based learning environments. She earned her M.S. in Instructional Technology Management at La Salle University and her B.A. in Urban Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

As Senior 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 Developer, Ben Rosen maintains our Course Request Form, creating administrative tools and reporting dashboards for Canvas to improve overall system management. In addition, he provides technical support for Canvas. He has a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.M. in Composition from the Peabody Institute of the John Hopkins University.

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.

As Technical Support Manager for the Arts & Science Online Learning team, Kara St. Francis provides user support for Canvas, Zoom, and other digital tools. Kara has experience creating documentation for students from around the world, as she was formerly with the English Language Programs at Penn.  Kara received her B.A. in History from Worcester State University.