The Center for Online Learning, Teaching and Technology

Meet Our Staff


Edgar Gonzalez Gonzalez, Edgar


Ramiro De La Rosa de la Rosa, Ramiro 

Assistant Director

Gracie Jimenez Jimenez, Gracie 

Administrative Associate

Yadira Mejia Mejia, Yadira 

Administrative Receptionist

Janet Jasso Jasso, Janet 

Administrative Receptionist

Instructional Development

Rita Vela Vela, Rita

Instructional Designer II


 Bobbie Myatt Myatt, Bobbie

Instructional Developer


 Toni Saldivar Saldivar, Toni

Instructional Developer


 Josie De La Tejera de la Tejera, Josie

Instructional Developer


Jessica Sanchez Salinas Anthony

Instructional Developer


Jessica Sanchez Sanchez, Jessica

Instructional Developer


Helpdesk Services

Joseph Rutledge Rutledge, Joseph

Helpdesk Manager

Lupe Ayala Ayala, Lupe


Jorge Alvarado Alvarado, Jorge


Amy Longoria Longoria, Amy


Cam Nguyen Nguyen, Cam


Juan Reyes Reyes, Juan


Abby Vasquez Vasquez, Abby


Instructional Technologist

Christopher Jazinski Jazinski, Christopher

LMS Development Manager

Ruben Zamora Zamora, Ruben

LMS Specialist

Lisa Briones Briones, Lisa

2nd Life & Research Assistant


Education Complex (EDCC) 2.202

1201 University Drive

Edinburg, Texas 78539-2999

Phone: 956-665-2979

Fax: 956-665-5276

Our Mission

The Center for Online Learning, Teaching & Technology, a department of the Division of Academic Affairs, supports and fulfills the mission of the University of Texas-Pan American by providing services and facilities that promote, support, and integrate best pedagogical practices in applied technologies in teaching, learning, and research for traditional and web-based learning offerings.

Our Vision

The Center for Online Learning, Teaching & Technology strives to become a center of excellence for educational technology through supporting, initiating and implementing applied research for integration of technology in the curriculum


Our History

One of the many challenges faced by UTPA, since its founding in 1927, has been to provide higher education access to the people of a bicultural, international borderland that includes the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, and the Northeastern regions of Mexico.

In responding to that challenge, The University made a commitment years ago to embrace technology as a primary means of reaching out to this geographically and culturally diverse population.

Today, The University Of Texas-Pan American is recognized as a leader in the use of technology to deliver quality higher education programming to its predominantly Hispanic service area.




About Us - Presentation at Teaching Academy 2012