Meet the Staff
The Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) was officially established in the summer of 2014 to promote innovation and excellence in teaching and learning at Dixie State University. Bruce Harris was hired as the CTL's first director.
Bruce Harris - Director
Bruce Harris is originally from San Diego, California. He earned his Ph.D. in Instructional Science from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Since 1983 he has worked as an instructional designer for many companies and organizations. He established an instructional design-based company in 1999 and has worked with clients such as Motorola, Sullivan University, Illinois State Museum, K-12 school districts, etc. For 24 years he was a professor of Instructional Design and Technology at Western Illinois University (WIU) and also served as an interim department chair. While at WIU, he developed and taught 20 different courses and used various classroom and distance learning technologies, such as videoconferencing, interactive two-way video and two-way audio, satellite television, audio teleconference, online learning, etc. He has been teaching online courses since 1994 and primarily uses a flipped classroom approach for his face-to-face and blended classes. He has published over 20 academic publications and has presented over 135 papers at professional conferences on such topics as self-regulated learning, effective online learning programs and strategies, evaluating quality online teaching, integrating effective electronic classrooms, etc. He has worked with many faculty members both individually and collectively in faculty development initiatives and programs. He loves to be an early adopter of new learning technologies and has led many initiatives focused on effective, efficient, and engaging learning. He and his wife, Laurie, are the parents of three children. He is excited to be living in St. George and working with the Center for Teaching & Learning at Dixie State University.
Scott Allen - Instructional Designer
Scott grew up in Ogden, Utah and attended Brigham Young University, Weber State University, and Utah State University. He earned his M.S. in Instructional Technology from Utah State University in 1993. Scott spent three years at Dixie State University (then Dixie College) as an Instructional Technology Specialist and is excited to be able to return to work in the Center for Teaching & Learning. After leaving Dixie, Scott worked as an Instructional Designer for TestOut Corporation, designing and developing technical network certification training for Novell and Microsoft certification. He also worked for Weber State University, helping faculty design and develop online courses for WSU Online. Scott also worked for Utah Education Network, administering the Blackboard Vista and Canvas Learning management systems and helping to train teachers and staff at K-12 and higher education institutions in Utah. Before returning to Dixie State University, Scott worked briefly for Ogden-Weber Tech College as an Instructional Technologist. In his spare time, Scott enjoys spending time with family, playing and watching soccer, mountain biking, and researching his family history. Scott and his wife, Camie, are the parents of five children. Scott is thrilled to be back at Dixie State University and looks forward to working with the great faculty here.
Amy Fletcher- Administrative Assistant
Amy loves to call St George home, but has also lived in a variety of other places, including Arizona, Idaho, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming, - all places with red dirt.
Amy obtained an associate degree from Dixie State in general education before earning a history degree from Southern Utah University. she is currently working on her MPA degree. Amy has 5 children, 1 grandchild. Enjoys hiking, traveling, and reading.
Tacy Hunt - Student office Assistant
Tacy grew up in Enterprise, Utah and is the youngest in her family. She is a student here at DSU and is in her second year. She is currently working towards her Bachelors in Psychology. She aspires to become a Substance Abuse Counselor. She has a passion for helping people and wants to make a difference. She enjoys singing, including winning a competition to sing the National Anthem for the Harlem Globetrotters and also singing in the Country Showdown. Tacy also enjoys the outdoors, horses, reading and photography.