Henrietta Siemens, Ph.D.
Jost Hall (JOH) 331

Henrietta directs the faculty training and support programs, online course support services, online learning policies and operations of the Center for Online Learning. Henrietta brings over 18 years of experience in higher education, including evaluation and strategic planning for learning technologies, curriculum development and instructional design to her role as center director. Her passion is faculty development and working with instructors to find creative ways for integrating technology into their teaching. She continues to serve as associate professor in the School of Education where she directs the MA program in educational technology and teaches online courses. Henrietta’s current professional focus includes online program development and leadership. She represents the institution at local and national conferences where she is a frequent presenter on faculty development and digital technologies. She also serves on the Academic Assessment Committee at the institution. Henrietta holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology with an emphasis in higher education administration from the University of Virginia.

Patti Patrick
Instructional Designer
Jost Hall (JOH) 330

Patti brings to the team experience and expertise in education, including 20 years of secondary science teaching and 15 years providing instructional and educational technology support from site and district positions she held with Fresno Unified School District. For nine years prior to retiring in 2011, Patti led and participated in many educational technology initiatives, grants and training programs in her role as instructional technology coordinator for FUSD. Patti received a master's in educational technology from Fresno Pacific University in 2002. She also completed the educational leadership program at Fresno Pacific University, and has worked as an adjunct instructor and mentor for the FPU teacher education program. As part of the Center for Online Learning team, Patti most enjoys helping the FPU community learn to use technologies that enhance teaching and learning.  

Todd Vasquez, Ph.D.
Instructional Designer
Jost Hall (JOH) 333

Todd brings to our team a depth of experience and expertise in education and technology. He received his Ph.D. in Theology from Loyola University in Chicago and an M.A. in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics from Talbot School of Theology. Todd has taught online courses in the Interpretation of the Bible, New Testament, Christian Doctrine, Early Christianity, as well as courses in Ethics and Philosophy. As an adjunct for FPU, Todd has taught courses in Ethics in Computing, Introduction to Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, and the Gospel of John. In addition, he has extensive background in the use and deployment of Apple technologies in educational environments. He was among the first to deploy Apple’s iPad technology in a K-12 environment and he worked for many years as a Genius for Apple. Todd scripted his own productivity system based on David Allen’s GTD® method and he enjoys learning hacks related to project planning and task-management. He is known for writing Applescripts, spreadsheet equations, or macros to streamline his productivity and/or automate repetitive tasks. Since coming on full-time as an Instructional Designer for the Center for Online Learning, Todd has been a catalyst for positive changes related to keeping our educational technologies fresh and relevant, providing peer-based coaching of FPU faculty in the design and facilitation of their online courses, and leveraging ideas to streamline our work as a team.

Jacob Witt, Ph.D.
eLearning Services and Technology Manager
Jost Hall (JOH) 132

Jacob serves as the eLearning Services and Technology Manager in the Center for Online Learning main service office. In this role, he interfaces with faculty, staff, and students to address concerns and issues with a wide range of learning platforms and programs, including Moodle, VidGrid, and Zoom. Jacob operates as the primary contact between COL and the IT Services department. Jacob also oversees instructional media production and supervises the COL student assistant team. Jacob moved to Fresno in August 2021 and join the COL Team in May 2022. 

Jacob began working in technology during his undergraduate degree while working in the library computer lab, learned to develop websites while teaching in Japan, and worked as a QA tester for a large software company while pursuing advanced degrees. For over 15 years, Jacob has worked as an educator at the collegiate level teaching linguistics, composition, rhetoric, and grammar/syntax. While working as an associate professor of English, Jacob also coached a nationally-competitive debate team competing against the top universities in the US and around the world. In his free time, Jacob enjoys exploring national parks, spending time with his family, and learning woodworking. 

Nicholas Carrera
Instructional Multimedia Designer
Jost Hall (JOH) 133

Nick is our Instructional Multimedia Designer and works with the Instructional Designers, Faculty and the Media Team to help create engaging content for Fresno Pacific's online learning environment. Nick works as a front-end designer for Moodle and helps transform traditional classroom activities into content for online students. An FPU alum, Nick returned to Fresno Pacific after several years with a local tech company where he worked in the web design and programming department. Projects he worked on varied from websites and advertising campaign designs for clients ranging in size from local shops to major metropolitan government agencies.