Penn State Worthington Scranton hires new instructional designer

Dr. Mary-Beth Krogh-Jespersen, chancellor, has announced that Griff Lewis is the new instructional designer at Penn State Worthington Scranton.

In his new position, Mr. Lewis will be responsible for developing instructional design services, materials, and delivery methods at the campus; integrating technology into teaching, learning, and research activities; and collaborating with students, faculty, staff, and administrators in developing instructional materials for projects and delivery.

A graduate of East Stroudsburg University with a bachelor's degree in Media, Communications and Technology, he earned his Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology from Marywood University, as well as a PA Department of Education Instructional Technology Specialist and Microsoft Office User Specialist Certification.

Mr. Lewis has over 20 years experience in higher education, having worked at Marywood University, the University of Scranton and Lackawanna College, in addition to positions outside higher education as an information technology consultant. 

While in higher education, Mr. Lewis was instrumental in bringing Lackawanna College's distance learning operations online by designing teleconferencing facilities and working with faculty to develop courses using this mode of delivery.  

He has taught a variety of technology courses using both online and hybrid delivery methods, including courses in web design, new media technologies, and models and modes of distance education.

In his spare time, Mr. Lewis is an avid Scoutmaster and musician. He resides in Blakely with his wife, Kathy and their sons, Ian and Karl.