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Instructional Designers

April Qian, M.S.
(916) 278-6803

I have worked in the field of instructional technology and online teaching and learning for over 12 years.

I was the Instructional Multimedia Specialist at San Jose State University’s Center for Faculty Development for 3.5 years providing training and consultation on a variety of technical and pedagogical topics. For 7 years at De Anza College I was the Supervisor of Online Education leading all aspects of hybrid and online course development and support for faculty as well as students.

In my current role I work with CTL team to provide support for faculty instructional design projects, hybrid/online course design, and collaborate with other departments to create and improve online services.

I have taught online courses in higher ed and face to face in other settings.


Kyle Cage, M.Ed.

With more than 5 years of experience in higher education, I am happy to be here at Sac State working to develop hybrid and online courses/programs.

I am originally from Texas and I have worked in a variety of roles in educational technology and instructional design. I have worked for the Dallas County Community College District where I collaborated with instructors and a team of designers and developers to create totally online, competency-based degree and certificate programs. I have also worked in corporate as a consultant for universities looking to develop fully-online, accelerated degree programs.


Faculty Facilitator

Dennis Dahlquist


Electrical Engineering

"I have taught for 20 years in face to face, hybrid, and online formats, synchronous and asynchronous—sometimes in multiple formats at once—and served as the engineering lead for the Chancellor's Office Course Redesign program for several years.  I am available to help with various teaching techniques, student engagement and effective use of technology in online courses; flipped courses; course compressing to teach in summer sessions or workshops or short courses; various technology tools; summative and formative assessment, online testing; online automated practice problems; and other technology related issues."