Technology Center

Center Staff

Yanko MicheaYanko Michea, MD, PhD
Director of Information & Learning Technologies
(206) 543-6264
Miller 421C
Yanko Michea is the Director of Information Technology for the College of Education. In addition to leading technology operations, he works with faculty, staff and students around educational technology, instructional design and innovation to systematically support the college’s educational mission. He is experienced in technology-based academic innovation, gaming/simulation, and analytics. Yanko enjoys working with faculty and welcomes the opportunity of exploring new challenges! If not working, he likes to spend time in diverse activities either outdoors (running, hiking) or indoors cooking or watching movies with his family.

Aiden SizemoreAiden Sizemore
Lead Instructional Designer
(206) 543-3462
Miller 421B
Aiden Sizemore is the lead instructional designer for the College of Education. He works with faculty, staff and students around educational technology, instructional design, and innovation to systematically support the college’s educational mission. He loves working with faculty to overcome challenges they’ve had with course design and collaborating to find the best solutions to deliver their content. While new to the state of Washington and UW, Aiden has been working in higher education and instructional design for over 10 years. Away from work he enjoys spending time outdoors and exploring new places with his partner and pups.

Paul HaniskoPaul Hanisko
Web & Database Developer
(206) 616-6366
Paul Hanisko is the developer of our college databases, shared web-based tools that support our internal business processes. Paul has served multiple roles working with technology and data at UW since 2008. His goal for the college databases is to make our institutional data easy to maintain and accessible so we can make informed decisions efficiently. Paul enjoys playing board games and is getting pretty good at Hive.

Paul KeyesPaul Keyes
Web Manager
(206) 543-7863
Paul has been Web Manager at the College since 2007, and works closely with both the Technology and Communications teams to build and maintain the College’s main website, as well as a number of other sites for Centers and Programs run by College faculty. He’s always happy to talk with members of the College community about web concerns, whether it’s something as small as updating your CV, or rolling out a new site for big research project. He owns too many guitars.

Ryan StewartRyan Stewart
Associate Director of Technology Support
(206) 221-4693
Miller 424C
Ryan is our IT Manager. He has been with the CoE since 2007, and focuses on managing the CoE servers and Help Desk. He graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts and Music in 1998. From there he has both studied and worked in Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Germany, before returning to Seattle. He loves the fast paced nature of technology. Ryan also enjoys home remodeling and playing the french horn.

Mikal HermanMikal Herman
Associate Director for Center Technology
CEL (206) 221-3677
Haring Center (206) 221-4203 / CEL support request / Haring Center support request
Mikal Herman joined the College of Education in the fall of 2016 after spending 14 years in IT at the UW Bothell campus. He provides technology support to the College’s Center for Educational Leadership and Haring Center as well as working closely with the other Technology Center staff. Mikal enjoys helping those he supports understand and use current and emerging technologies available to them in creative and meaningful ways. Away for work he enjoys being on the water and spending time outdoors with his family.

Molly VinsonMolly Vinson

Web Computing Specialist

Miller 406B

Molly Vinson works under Paul Hanisko developing college databases and shared web-based tools that support internal business processes. Molly likes to spend her free time going to parks with her dog, Roxanne.

Kristen GuerraKristen Guerra
Instructional DesignerMiller 421B

Kristen Guerra is an Instructional Designer for the College of Education. She loves thinking about design from a student-centered approach and collaborating with the faculty on making their courses accessible to all students. Kristen is new to higher education but has been working in education for the last 10 years designing learning experiences for students. In her free time, you will see Kristen painting or spending time in the ceramic studio.

Umme-Kulsum Darugar
Student Assistant

Umme-Kulsum started working at the IT Help Desk in the fall of 2021. She is majoring in Informatics and is especially interested in creating technology with a human centered approach. In her free time, Umme enjoys reading and skiing.

Jo Nguyen
Student Assistant
Jo began working with the IT Help Desk in the summer of 2022. She is majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Korean. Outside of work and school she enjoys reading and discovering new cuisines.



Tanay Vakharia
Student Assistant
Tanay is Majoring in Computer Science with a minor in business. He has a strong interest in Human-Computer Interaction and Cryptography. In his free time, Tanay likes to watch sports (Arsenal fan 🙂 ), read, and play video games.