Center for Learning and Teaching



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

Instructional Designers

Eric Machan Howd

Eric Machan Howd
Director of Instructional Design / 607-777-6360

Eric has been teaching in higher education since 1993 and currently teaches with Ithaca College's Writing Department and Broome Community College's English Department. Eric is also an adjunct instructor with Empire State College, where he functions primarily as a Prior Learning Assessor. Before his work with Binghamton University, Eric worked with Cornell University as an Instructional Designer/Project Manager and Tompkins Cortland Community College as the Director of Academic Technology. His current interests include: Higher Education and K12 Collaborations, Electronic Portfolios (ePortfolios), and the Impact of Environment on Learning and Teaching.

Andrea MacArgel

Andrea MacArgel
Instructional Designer / 607-777-5099

Andrea is a southern transplant, having moved up north from Alabama, where she managed a K-12 tutoring center and worked as an adjunct instructor in College of Education and Professional Studies at Jacksonville State University. Prior to joining the world of higher education in 2008, Andrea taught middle school mathematics in Pell City, Alabama, and Brooklyn, New York. Her current interests include assessment and open educational resources.

Cherie van Putten

Cherie van Putten
Instructional Designer / 607-777-4530

Cherie has been here at Binghamton University since 2000, and in the past, she has worked at the ITS Help Desk and the University Center for Training and Development. She keeps in contact with Binghamton students by teaching for the Fleishman Center's Internship program. She is a member of two SUNY-wide faculty development projects, the Tools of Engagement Project and Quality by Design. 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.



Steve WeidnerSteve Weidner
Instructional Designer / 607-777-5272

Steve Weidner started working as an instructional designer at Cornell University in 2001, specializing in developing technological solutions to meet instructional needs. His academic background includes curriculum development, computer science, and hospitality management. Steve's current interests include collaborative learning and game design.


Last Updated: 3/1/17