Technology Center

Center Staff


Yanko MicheaYanko Michea, MD, PhD
Director of Information & Learning Technologies
(206) 543-6264
Miller 421B
ymichea@uw.edu
Yanko Michea is the newly appointed 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.

Paul HaniskoPaul Hanisko
Web & Database Developer
(206) 616-6366
Miller 406B
hanisko@uw.edu
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
Miller 421C
pkeyes@uw.edu
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) 543-1877
Miller 424C
atkin@uw.edu
 
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
Technology Support Manager
CEL (206) 221-3677 Haring Center (206) 221-4203

 

mherman@uw.edu
celhelp@uw.edu / CEL support request
eeutech@uw.edu / 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.


ErinErin Riesland
Instructional Technology Support Specialist
Miller 421C
erinsage@uw.edu
 

Erin Riesland joined the Center in the fall of 2017 and brings extensive experience working with University faculty and teachers to create innovative and accessible student-centered learning experiences in Canvas and beyond. In addition to her work in the Technology Center, Erin is a PhD student in LSHD where she researches emerging practices in immersive technologies and is advised by Katie Headrick Taylor. 

 


Ryker SchwartzenbergerRyker Schwartzenberger
Student Assistant
 
Ryker has worked at the IT help desk since 2014. He is currently pursuing a degree in Informatics and hopes to work as a network engineer or cybersecurity specialist once he graduates. Ryker spends his free time skiing and collecting vinyl records.

Scott KiharaScott Kihara
Student Assistant
 
Scott Kihara joined our team in late 2015 as a sophomore studying comprehensive physics and hopefully going into astronomy or cosmology in the future. He spends his free time running one of the largest gaming clubs on campus, Husky Gamer Nation, as well as going rock climbing and exploring the greater Seattle area.

Kosuke KumeKosuke Kume
Student Assistant
 
Kosuke has worked at the IT help desk since the autumn of 2015. He is currently studying for a degree in public health and wants to work in the field of epidemiology or health policy. Kosuke enjoys watching anime and playing tennis. He is also a fan of Shia LaBeouf and John Cena videos on the internet.

Anthony ReynoldsAnthony Reynolds
Student Assistant
 
Anthony started working at the IT help desk in Summer 2017 as a sophomore studying Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. After graduating, Anthony hopes to go on to study infectious disease and to work with international health organizations on researching cures for emerging diseases in underdeveloped countries. In his free time, Anthony writes for a intersectional performance critique group, and enjoys exploring Seattle’s diverse neighborhoods

Megan Truong
Student Assistant
 
Megan started working at the IT help desk in the Summer of 2017 as a Junior studying Human Centered Design and Engineering. She's interested in human-computer interaction and hopes to pursue a career in UX/UI design or user research. In her free time, Megan enjoys going to concerts/shows, cooking vegan food, and being a tourist in Seattle.