ASSETT @ Western Oregon University

ASSETT @ Western Oregon University -


Bill Hamlin

I am currently working as the Graduate Programs Advisor in the Division of Teacher Education at Western Oregon University. I advise incoming graduate and post-baccalaureate students and help them continue their education here at WOU. I also teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses for our teacher preparation program as well as our Master of Science in Education: Information Technology program. I also assist the division and the Graduate Office with updating program websites, creating marketing materials, and recruiting new students.

I received my BS in Education in 2007 and my MSEd: Information Technology degree in 2009, both here at WOU. I live in Monmouth with my wife and daughter, I enjoy traveling, and I strive to keep up with the ever-changing world of technology!


Elayne Kuletz

My name is Elayne Kuletz (formerly Evans). I am an instructional designer with teaching and course development experience at a four-year university. I create course materials for live, hybrid, and online courses to suit multiple learning and presentation styles. I am also an active member of the International Society for Technology in Education.

I am currently the Instructional Design Coordinator for Western Oregon University. I also teach technology courses for preservice teaching students. My latest project is independent publishing startup P. Q. Leer, where I work as webmistress and information designer. Elayne’s professional site


Greg Zobel, PhD

Greg is an Assistant Professor of Educational Technology in the Division of Teacher Education at Western Oregon University. He is also a core faculty member of the MSEd: Information Technology program. Greg’s professional site




 Kimber Townsend

I currently serve as a Research Analyst II, COE Web Designer and Personal Assistant to the Dean, of the College of Education. My duties here in the Dean’s office include assessing, designing and implementing various data collection systems that track student performance and program enrollment across all three of the COE Divisions.  I also maintain and design webpages for all undergraduate programs housed within the College of Education, and am the primary person tasked with developing the electronic and printed data library produced for our national and state accreditation cycles.


Nathan Sauer

I am an Equipment Systems Specialist here at Western Oregon University. I manage, with my team of student workers, the Classroom Support office in the department of University Computing Services. I am also a Telecommunications technician, and am responsible for installing/maintaining campus telephony, network infrastructure, security cameras, and all of the Smart Classroom technology. I am a Certified Technology Specialist, and hold a Limited Energy Technician Class A  journeyman electrical license through the state of Oregon.

My goal is to create great technology enhanced learning environments that are user friendly, reliable, and incorporate that newest technologies. I enjoy working with faculty, staff, and colleagues from other universities to continue to find ways to enhance our classrooms.


Tyler Ciscell

Tyler is beginning his second year of teaching 4th grade at Elkton Charter School.  Before starting his teaching career there, he completed both his undergraduate and graduate degree in Education at WOU and was a founding member of ASSETT during that time as well.  To view his classroom website, click here.





MelanieMelanie Landon-Hays

Dr. Melanie Landon-Hays completed her doctoral studies at Utah State University, focusing on content area literacy, adolescent literacy and writing instruction. Prior to her graduate work she was a high school English teacher and literacy coach. Her research interests include: discovering teachers’ perceptions of their own efficacy in teaching writing instruction and in providing them with pragmatic, scaffolded models to improve their classroom writing instruction, building their teaching efficacy and enhancing her growing understanding of how literacy can compliment discipline specific learning. Additionally, she is interested in how online social spaces create room for more voices in the conversations about school reform, particularly grassroots movements advocating for public schools. She is married toBen Hays, a para-educator at Adams Elementary in Corvallis, an erstwhile banjo builder, fly fishing hobbyist and boat building amateur, who is also an artist. They are parents to two boys: Oliver who is 10 years old and Henry, who is 4.