A graphic describing the instructional design team's servicesThe Instructional Design Team can help you:

  • Get started with the Canvas Learning Management System
  • Build your course and integrate new technology tools
  • Organize your course to help students stay on track
  • Build activities that facilitate a variety of assessment methods
  • Help you create video and audio resources

Check out the following pages for more information:

P. David Lees, Ed.D.
Director of Distributed Learning and Educational Technology

David joined the La Salle community in 2017. He serves as Director in the strategic planning and leadership of distributed learning initiatives; in partnership with Information Technology, the advancement of academic technology in support of the University’s teaching and learning goals in all delivery modes; and the management of distributed learning programs, courses and partnerships, including accreditation and regulatory requirements. He is an advocate on behalf of faculty and students in matters related to teaching and learning with technology. David holds a Bachelors of Science in Radio, Television and Film from Temple University and an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Distance Education from Nova Southeastern University.

Alicia Sinha-Thomas
Associate Director, Instructional Design

Alicia joined the La Salle ID Team in December 2016. Before becoming an Instructional Designer in 2013, Alicia was a Graphic/Multimedia Designer for 22 years. She utilizes her creative experience in developing corporate training simulations, marketing materials and branding towards building engaging, comprehensive learning experiences. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design from University of the Arts and an M.Ed in Instructional Technology from Arcadia University. She is currently an adjunct instructor with the DART program here at La Salle, teaching Digital Typography.