Phone: 607-777-5040
Office: Library North 1324A


Elise Cook

Elise Cook
Instructional Designer / 607-777-6351

Elise is a multimedia developer and has been working in the field for 5 years. She has an MFA from the Academy of Art University specializing in video editing and currently working on a certificate from SUNY Broome in Website Development and Management. She has worked as a multimedia director for a number of small companies, as well as her own catering company Saucy Hog BBQ, generating marketing materials and helping establish branding. At Binghamton University she works alongside the instructional design team in the Center for Learning and Teaching to help develop online courses and materials for faculty.

Sara Oliveira
Instructional Designer 607-777-5272

Sara assists faculty in course development for online, blended, and face-to-face classes. Sara began her career with Binghamton working in the University Libraries assisting with Course Reserves and research help. Before working in higher education, Sara worked as a trainer and writer/editor in a variety of industries, including education, healthcare, and government/military operations. Sara's bachelor's degree is in English Literature and she holds a Master's of Science in Curriculum Design and Instructional Technology. Her focus was on arts in education and the study of creativity across the lifespan.


Cherie van Putten
Instructional Designer / 607-777-4530

Cherie works with faculty to develop courses in all course modalities: online, face-to-face, and blended. She also develops and facilitates CLT events on teaching and learning topics for faculty. She is active in several SUNY endeavors including Tools to Scale Enrollment, Faculty Development, and Inclusivity. She has been at Binghamton for "awhile now" and has worked at the ITS Help Desk and the University Center for Training and Development. She holds a Master of Education in Adult Education degree from Penn State University, and her current interests include: faculty professional development and online teaching and learning.