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.

Instructional Designer, Sam WagnerSam Wagner
Instructional Designer

Sam is from a small town named Muncy, located in Central Pennsylvania. He graduated from Bloomsburg University in 2015 with a B.A. in Mass Communications with a focus on video and radio production. He completed his M.S. in Instructional Technology in May of 2017 also at Bloomsburg. Sam has lived and worked in Philly since 2017 when he moved here to accept an instructional design position at Temple’s Fox School of Business. Sam’s last position before Le Salle was as the Instructional Technologist at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Center City.