Academic Technologies

Our team

 Dr. Lyn Sonnenberg, Director 

Lyn is an Associate Professor and Program Director in the Division of Developmental Pediatrics in FoMD, and an Adjunct Associate Professor with the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. She is a consulting Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician at the Glenrose Rehabilitation and Stollery Children's Hospitals. She is the winner of numerous awards for publications and teaching. Lyn's current research interests include conceptual frameworks for educational technology; emotional intelligence; multi-source evaluation; patient relationship; and professional identity.





 Mark Karstad, Manager

At the core of his skill-set, Mark is a professional educator. For over 19 years, he has been a leader in: teaching, content development, and management within a variety of educational settings. Recently, Mark has focused on capacity building, by leading and implementing a number of core eLearning systems within FoMD. Within the faculty and across the University of Alberta, Mark provides leadership for senior administrators on direction, strategy, purpose and use of educational technology in academic environments.





 Patrick von Hauff, Academic Technology Specialist

Patrick is a designer with experience teaching in adult education. Before joining Academic Technologies, Patrick was a sessional instructor in the Department of Art & Design at the U of A, where he taught design methods and research in product design. Patrick is interested in how the application of design methods and knowledge from the fields of interaction, information, and service design can enhance traditional approaches to instructional and learning design to improve teaching and learning experiences. 





 Michael Cenkner, Academic Technology Specialist

Michael has extensive background in materials and course development at the post-secondary level. Michael's professional interests include: competencies in educational technology, applications and best practices in the creation and use of instructional video, and design considerations for effective communication and presentation of information in medical and dental education materials.