All Staff

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Anna Lewis
School of Education Co-CIO and MERIT Co-Director
368b Teacher Education Building
(608) 263-8199
(608) 263-4750

Brenda Spychalla
School of Education Co-CIO and MERIT Co-Director
109d Teacher Education Building
(608) 265-2834

Lori Zradicka
Office/Business Manager
368a Teacher Education Building
(608) 263-4754

Classrooms & Labs

Ella Tschopik – MERIT’s Computer Lab Consultant Ella provides consulting and lead technical and operational support for MERIT computer labs in the Teacher Education Building, as well as, consulting for computer labs throughout the School of Education. She promotes and supports faculty and instructional staff use of computer labs and related technologies, researches related new technologies, and supports public print services. Please contact Ella for your information and technology integration needs.
330 Teacher Education Building
(608) 890-3942

Adam Wiesenfarth – Adam, the Classroom Coordinator, provides classroom technology and AV support for School of Education classroom spaces.  Contact Adam for assistance with interactive whiteboards, or special needs in classroom spaces.
123 Teacher Education Building
(608) 890-3807

Instructional Support

Anjali Bhasin
Instructional Technologist
109j Teacher Education Building
(608) 263-5949

Maria Widmer – Contact Maria, MERIT’s Instructional Designer, for support with the design, development, teaching, and evaluation of online and blended courses.
376 Teacher Education Building
(608) 262-7301

IT Consultants

Jason Erdmann – Jason, MERIT’s Senior IT Consultant works with, and troubleshoots computer software, hardware, email, networking, security, and makes computer purchasing recommendations.  If Jason doesn’t have the answer to your question, he will get you in touch with the person that does.
109g Teacher Education Building
(608) 262-4506

Jason Paulsen – Jason is the Computing & Security Consultant working with the MERIT team of IT consultants to provide IT and help desk support across the School of Education.
109l Teacher Education Building
(608) 890-3887

Jim Vannes– Jim is an IT Consultant for Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education

IT Infrastructure

Chris Dowling
Instructional Network Manager
109b Teacher Education Building
(608) 263-4339

Dean Winger
Manager of Infrastructure and IT Consulting
356a Teacher Education Building
(608) 262-7302


Jim Jonas – Jim, the Manager of Library and Instruction Services, provides instructional support focused on bibliographic tools and digital tools for teaching and learning, and supervises students providing instruction and serving at the Reference Desk.  Contact Jim to learn more about MERIT’s instructional support, workshops, and reference desk services available in the MERIT library.
332 Teacher Education Building
(608) 263-4934

Angie Schiappacasse – Angie, MERIT’s Technical Services Librarian, catalogs books, coordinates payments for all materials in the library collection, and is a liaison with the School of Education Business Office, Accounts Payable, and outside vendors to resolve payment or purchasing issues.
332 Teacher Education Building
(608) 262-9950