Meet the Courseware Team
Rob Ditto is a Technical Director for the IDEA Courseware Team at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. After ten years managing content delivery technology for several interactive media firms, Rob went “back to school” in 1997, helping Wharton launch its award-winning WebCafe service supporting faculty teaching and student collaboration in the School’s group-learning-oriented curriculum. Rob was recognized as a Computerworld Honors Laureate in 2004 for the WebCafe project and by Wharton in 2006 as a recipient of the School’s 125th Anniversary Employee Recognition Award. Beginning in 2011, Rob helped bring the Canvas LMS to Wharton first, and then to Penn as a whole, leading to a University of Pennsylvania Models of Excellence honorable mention award in 2013. Rob holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Director of Instructional Design
Linda J. Lee is the Director of Instructional Design, where she leads training and instructional design efforts for the IDEA Courseware Team at the Wharton School. An expert in teaching with technology, Linda enjoys helping teaching teams adapt their learning activities and assessments to Wharton’s supported platforms. Linda is also a part-time lecturer for Penn’s School of Liberal and Professional Studies, where she teaches online and face-to-face Folklore courses. She holds a B.A. in English and European Studies from Amherst College and advanced degrees in folklore from the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Pennsylvania.
Instructional Design Project Leader
Becky Moulder is the Instructional Design Project Leader for the IDEA Courseware Team at Wharton Computing. She has worked as an instructional designer and Canvas admin for the University of Pennsylvania since April 2015 and previously worked with the Penn Libraries Courseware team. She is passionate about using design and technology for exceptional teaching and learning. Becky holds an M.S. in Instructional Technology from Chestnut Hill College and a B.A. in English/Professional Writing and Public Relations from Kutztown University.
LMS Service/Support Administrator
Neil McGarry is an LMS Service/Support Administrator for the IDEA Courseware Team. He joined Wharton when WebCafe was still active and, like everyone else, made the transition to Canvas. Unlike the rest of the team, Neil did not have a technical background; he joined Courseware fresh from the local stand-up comedy circuit. Since then he has hosted the podcast Nitpicking: The Next Generation and published the ongoing fantasy series The Grey City, the first part of which was named a Kirkus Review “Best of 2012.”
Course Content Program Manager
Justin Agnew is the Course Content Program Manager with the IDEA Courseware Team. He has worked within the Wharton School since 2009 when he was hired as a contingent Customer Service staffer for the Wharton Reprographics/Printing office. By 2011 Justin was hired full time to coordinate distribution of copyrighted readings via Study.net. After seven years within Wharton Printing, Justin transferred to the Courseware Team where he continues to work with the Study.net platform, as well as manage the school’s Harvard Business School Publishing licensing contract and the MBA Course Content fee. Prior to working at Penn, Justin graduated with a BA in Anthropology, with a primary focus on the Anthropology of Visual Communication from Temple University.
Copyright Clearance Coordinator
Matthew Borlik is the Copyright Clearance Coordinator for the IDEA Courseware Team at Wharton Computing, where he prepares digital course packs for online distribution via Canvas. Outside of the office, he takes creative writing courses through Penn’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies, with a focus on children’s literature, short stories, and screenplays. Prior to joining Wharton in 2013, he worked as an arts and entertainment editor for The Onion A.V. Club and Washington City Paper in Washington, D.C., where he covered music, film, art, and literature. He holds a B.A. in Communication Arts from Salisbury University.