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Instructional designer helps faculty explore technological innovations

Jann Sutton teaching a class and Jann teaching in a one-on-one sessionJann Sutton, Ph.D. is a senior instructional designer for the Center for Instruction and Research Technology (CIRT). Prior to arriving at UNF nearly six years ago, the Ohio native held several positions at the University of Delaware in the areas of instructional design and research development. A strong advocate for online course development, Sutton is committed to assisting UNF faculty explore technological innovations to enhance the learning experience for students.

What were your career aspirations growing up?
I wanted to be a teacher.

What do you enjoy most about working at UNF?
I really enjoy the care and connection that instructors and staff make to help students be successful. 
In your role at UNF, what are your specific duties?
I work with instructors to support their journey to create amazing online courses.
Do you have a favorite spot on campus? If so, why is it your favorite?
The Bamboo Garden is my Zen den.
What is one memory you treasure?
All memories related to family time spent together is priceless to me. We are all over the country so, spending time together means a great deal.
What’s at the top of your bucket list?
I really want to see the aurora borealis!
Who/what inspires you to be your best?
The amazing team around me is incredibly inspiring.
What do you like to do for fun (hobbies)?
My partner and I are working on bringing life back into a 40-year-old sailboat!
What is a fun fact about you many people may not know?
I was a percussionist in my high school marching band (total band geek) and absolutely loved it!