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Educational Technology Services Team

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Jana Remy, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice President, Educational Technology
(714) 744-7934,


Jana Remy leads the Educational Technology Services division, which includes oversight of Classroom Technology and Instructional Technology at Chapman University. In this role she works with faculty, administration and the campus IT department to ensure that both digital and physical learning environments are functional, accessible, and well-supported. She co-chairs the Classrooms Working Group and the Advisory Group for Disability/ Accessibility.


During her eight years at Chapman Jana has led projects that range from the building of the Chapman ePortfolios platform, to the installation of next-generation technologies into the campus courtroom, to the development of a service-oriented space for faculty training called the Tech Hub.


In addition to her administrative work, Jana teaches Digital Humanities, the History of Disability in America, and Environmental History. She holds a Ph.D. in History from UC Irvine. An early adopter of many online tools, Jana has a blog archive stretching back more than fifteen years and frequently contributes to Instagram.

Curtis Williams, M.A., M.S.

Associate Director, Classroom Technology
(714) 628-2772, 


Curtis Williams is the Associate Director of Classroom Technology in the Learning Spaces Group. Curtis originally joined Chapman University College (now Brandman University) in 2009 working on the Blackboard LMS and the Ellucian Student Information System integration. Curtis had the experience in the creation of computer labs, highly engaging student classrooms and technology-enhanced learning spaces while at CSU Long Beach and CSU Fullerton. He was the Administrator of the SAP University Alliance program at Cal State Fullerton in the College of Business & Economics. Curtis holds graduate degrees in History and Geology and likes to personally experience big earthquakes and volcanic eruptions (probably way too much).

Frank Warren

Learning Spaces Technology Project Manager
(714) 653-3307,


Frank Warren holds a B.A. in Art from Chapman University. Working with the Director of Educational Technology Services and the Learning Spaces Technology Support Engineer, he helps create plans for classroom design and redesign projects, defines scope of projects for RFIs, engages vendors for bids, and oversees theses projects to completion and sign off. He also assists with in-house installations, when needed, as well as doing some tier 3 support for learning spaces. Before taking this position, Frank managed the Media Services department at Chapman. This group was responsible for providing and supporting Media Technologies in classrooms, conference rooms, and shared spaces. They also provided technical support for live events, meetings, and conferences. 

Erik Gomez

Learning Spaces Support Engineer
(714) 516-5707,


Erik Gomez holds a B.A. in Computer Technology from California State University Dominguez Hills. Before coming to Chapman, Erik performed various AV classroom technology installations along with meeting clients, researching and purchasing equipment while at UC Santa Barbara. His experience at Chapman includes programming AV classroom systems, troubleshooting and solving 3rd tier classroom technology issues, and upgrading classroom technology to the most current standards.

Julie Johnson, M.A.Ed.

Instructional Technology Manager
Orange Campus
(714) 516-5721, 


Julie Johnson holds an M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and a Certificate in Instructional Design from the Online Learning Consortium. In her role, Julie collaborates with faculty and staff on their use of educational technology. She also creates resources and training for Chapman faculty. Before coming to Chapman, Julie performed quality assurance in online testing, taught writing and literature for a local private school, and managed social media and communication for the school in which she taught.


Her Chapman experience includes holding positions such as Instructional Analyst, Instructional Technologist and Administrative Coordinator in the Institute for Excellence in Teaching and Learning where she supported and trained faculty on their use of the One-Button Studio and coordinated the university-wide management of course evaluations utilizing Class Climate.  


To book an appointment for training or a consult with Julie, visit

Sarah Blake

Instructional Analyst
Rinker Campus
(714) 744-7686, 


Sarah Blake holds a B.S. in Business Administration from California State University Dominguez Hills. Sarah is the formal point of contact for Rinker faculty and staff in need of direction and support for their use of Canvas. She assists faculty in their pedagogical decisions for the use of in-class technologies that support learning such as Panopto, Poll Everywhere, Canvas, Google Suite, Zoom, etc.


To book an appointment for training or consult with Sarah, please visit

Jennifer Leo, M.Ed.

Instructional Designer 


Jennifer holds an M.Ed. in Education from the University of Utah focusing on adult learning theory and assessment design. She also holds a certificate in eLearning & Instructional Design from the University of California, Irvine. She has over a decade of experience in curriculum development, course design, and program design. Specializing in blending existing course materials with innovative learning methodologies and technologies, she helps faculty to create learning experiences that are meaningful, engaging, and accessible for students. If instructors are looking to add interest to their course using technology, reinforce course design for equity, diversity, and inclusion, strengthen and align course assessments, or would like a total course overall, Jennifer has a simple, step-by-step process to make any course shine.


To book an appointment or consult with Jennifer, please visit Bookings.

Elena Marusak

Instructional Technologist
Orange Campus
(714) 744-7928,


Elena joined Chapman in 2015 and taught French in the Department of World Languages and Cultures for four years.  Before coming to Chapman, Elena supported the development and delivery of hybrid and online courses at Carnegie Mellon University.  She helped faculty bring their pedagogical vision to life in the online learning environment and helped make online courses the best that they could be for teaching and learning by performing quality assurance and troubleshooting issues.  She also supported assessment and data-driven instruction by playing a key role in the development and implementation of a learning objectives dashboard.  She is a contributing author for three language courses that are available for teachers and learners online through the Open Learning Initiative.  


Elena is a point of contact for faculty and staff in need of direction and support in their use of Canvas. Canvas questions can be sent to  To book an appointment for training or consult with Elena, please visit

Sarem Yadegari

Tech Hub Manager
Orange Campus
(714) 516-5141, 


Sarem Yadegari is the Tech Hub Manager at Chapman University. In this role he assists in collaborative planning with colleagues across the campus to promote and support digital scholarship, digital literacy, and technological fluency.


Sarem’s educational background is in Arts and Marketing. He holds a degree in Marketing and Graphic Design from California State University and a degree in Film from New York Film Academy.


His professional background includes working in the film industry, where he was involved with documentary film production, as well as the technology industry. Prior to joining Chapman University, Sarem worked for Apple as a Technical Lead and Technical Manager.