Cathy Russell

Instructional Designer II


Cathy Russell has over 10 years experience working in higher education. Upon receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2004 and her Master’s degree in Educational Technology from Texas A&M University in 2006, she began her career. She started as an Instructional Designer for Blinn College, Lonestar College, and Pima Community College before arriving at the University of Arizona. She has worked with multiple Learning Management Systems, including WebCT, Angel, Blackboard, and D2L. Cathy is also in her 6th year of teaching online as an Adjunct for Lonestar College.  In recent years, she completed her graduate certificate in Communications from Northern Arizona University.

Being an online student and online instructor has provided Cathy with invaluable perspective to aid in course design. She is interested in researching methods in online course design that will create higher rates of student success and is passionate about making online courses that enhance learning and are interactive.

In her spare time, Cathy enjoys going to the mountains and skiing.