Meet the Team

Instructional Design & Academic Technology Services

Cheryl Todd, MBA

Director of Instructional Design and Academic Technology (IDAT) at Meredith College, Raleigh, NC USA

MBA in Business Administration, Management, & Operations from Nova Southeastern University

BS in Human Services from Nova Southeastern University

Cheryl has worked in Technology Services for almost 14 years and has led the IDAT team for the past 5 years. Prior to joining Meredith, Cheryl worked for the Wake County School System at 2 Western Wake elementary schools in the role of  Technology Facilitator.

During her tenure here at Meredith, the Blackboard LMS expanded its visibility by evolving into the college’s intranet- MyMeredith, Digital Accessibility awareness has grown, a new LMS was selected, and MyMeredith now stands on its own as our college’s Intranet/Portal.  Although Cheryl participated in these initiatives, as a project manager, a member of the implementation team, and as an advocate, the success of each of these initiatives was the result of dedicated teamwork on the part of the IDAT team, other Technology Services staff members and collaboration with faculty and staff across the campus community.

Cheryl resides in Apex, NC with her husband Greg and 1 ½ dogs. (Min-pin Chihuahua mix only counts as a ½.) Daughter Hillary and son-in-law Forrest also live nearby in Apex, NC.

Charles Bowden, M.Ed.

Academic Technology Systems Specialist at Meredith College, Raleigh, NC, USA

M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from NC State University

Charlie joined the Meredith community in 2014 after many years in public education to pursue his passion of integrating technology into the classroom.  He’s a team player that’s worked hard to ensure technology is approachable by even the most reluctant campus users.   
In 2021, Charlie was officially recognized for his herculean efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic by winning the Staff Recognition Award.  Those efforts included offering multiple training sessions daily for faculty making the move to virtual learning, as well as for leading efforts to select and equip classrooms with video conferencing equipment for hybrid learning efforts prior to full remote.
When not working in his duties as the Academic Technology Systems Specialist, Charlie can be found volunteering with the local gaming community helping to bring kids into the world of Dungeons and Dragons.  He can also often be spotted riding roller coasters or playing guitar. 

Paul Keys, M.Ed.

Instructional Design Specialist at Meredith College, Raleigh, NC, USA

M.Ed. in Learning with Technology from Western Governors UniversityABJ in Journalism from the University of Georgia.

Paul has 15+ years of experience in television and video production and 10+ years experience in eLearning for the industry. His interests include the pedagogical use of documentary films and eLearning media modules and improving student motivation and persistence through engaging instructional design.

Stacy Muse, MPA 

Instructional Design Specialist at Meredith College, Raleigh, NC, USA

BA in Human Relations from The University of Oklahoma | Masters of Public Administration from North Carolina Central University

Stacy joined the IDAT team in August of 2019. Prior to joining the IDAT family, she served as a Training Content Developer with the State of North Carolina, developing and facilitating training curriculum to state employees. She also served as an Adjunct Instructor for Tarrant County College located in Fort Worth Texas teaching both Federal Government and Texas Government.

Stacy enjoys participating in research and providing educational technology assistance to faculty and students, supporting both traditional and innovative models of student-centered teaching, learning and research. She specializes in course content development and review, utilizing tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Camtasia, Articulate Storyline and a host of learning management systems and course review rubrics.

In her spare time, Stacy enjoys singing, playing the piano and bass guitar, traveling, video games, cooking and spending time with family and friends. 

Stephanie Ashby, B.S.

Instructional Technology Specialist at Meredith College, Raleigh, NC, USA

Stephanie Ashby photo

B.S. in Environmental Chemistry from Utah State University

Before joining the IDAT team in October 2020, Stephanie spent 10 years in web design, content and software management for small business.  She specializes in LMS, web conferencing, Google Workspace, and WordPress and puts special emphasis on making processes more efficient and understandable for users.

She lives near Raleigh, NC with her husband and 5 active kids and enjoys getting outdoors, reading, dancing, and swapping nerdy memes with her teenager.

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