Our Team

The DLC is made up of permanent staff as well as graduate assistants who offer their digital expertise to the MIIS community. Get to know the team and our various specialties by perusing our bios below.


Bob Cole

bob cole

Director and “Wearer of Many Hats” for the Digital Learning Commons.

Specialties: Curricular & Collaborative Technologies, Instructional Design, ESL, Digital Media, Organizational Development, Design Thinking

Email: bcole@miis.edu

Read Bob’s full bio.


Melissa Jennings

Melissa JenningsWeb & Social Media Co-Manager

Specialties: Drupal, Google Analytics, Blogging, Social Media Strategies for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+.

Email: melissaj@miis.edu

Read Melissa’s full bio.


Evelyn Helminen

Evelyn HelminenWeb & Social Media Co-Manager

Specialties: Drupal; Website Content Creation: Blogging, Writing, WordPress; Graphic Design: Photoshop, Indesign

Email: ehelminen@miis.edu

Read Evelyn’s full bio.


Summer GAs

The DLC has 3 graduate assistants this summer. Find out more below.


Lars Thomas Schlereth

LTS Headshot Style 02Graduate Assistant: Masters in International Education Management, December 2014

Specialities: Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, YouTube Editor, Premiere Pro, iMovie, Web design (non-coding).

Email: lschlereth@miis.edu

Read Lars’ full bio.


Rafael Hernandez

RafaelGraduate Assistant: Masters in Public Administration, Spring 2015

Specialities: Excel, Powerpoint, Film production, Language tools (Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese).

Email: rhernandez@miis.edu

Read Rafael’s full bio.


George Mitchell Payne

GeorgeGraduate Assistant: Joint Masters in International Education Management and Public Administration, December 2015

Specialities: MIIS Radio, Blogging, Podcasting, Design thinking, Systems thinking.

Read George’s full bio.