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Kent Gardner | Director of Instructional Technology

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Kent is the director of the School of Medicine Office of Academic Technology at the University of Louisville, a position he has held since 2004.  He joined the University in 2001, and before that worked in digital audio systems, IT management, and programming starting in the 1980's. His team currently provides support to all medical students, academic support to the Medical School faculty and administration including assistance in curricular development, management of the SOM’s academic technologies, manage all classrooms for the Medical School and manage video conferencing and cloud based learning spaces for the Medical School as well.  Fun Fact:  His work was on display in the Smithsonian Institute’s “Information Age Exhibit” for 10 years.  

Selected Presentations:

Technology for Learning with Kent Gardner and David Aylor Podcast - University of Louisville, Faculty Feed



David Aylor, MBA | Director of Instructional Technology

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David is an accomplished instructional and information technology professional, currently serving as the Director of Instructional Technology for the School of Medicine. He possesses a Master of Business Administration degree with a Certificate in Managerial Analytics from the University of Louisville, complementing his undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Audio Production Technology from Middle Tennessee State University. With a strong foundation in the Audio Visual and Information Technology industry since 2005, David has worked as a Technical Director and Production Manager for the audio-visual industry, consistently providing high-quality production technology for diverse events, including corporate, presidential, and celebrity engagements. Driven by a passion for education, David joined UofL in 2012, leveraging his creative experience and technical expertise to enhance the educational environment at the School of Medicine. His proficiency in instructional technology, audio-visual technology, and data analytics plays a pivotal role in integrating innovative technologies and optimizing the learning experience for students and faculty.

Ignacio Bravo Rojas | Assistant Director of Instructional Technology

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Ignacio joined the University of Louisville School of Medicine in the Academic Technology Office in July 2018 as Student & Faculty Support Technologist. Prior to that he worked for University of Louisville Central IT as Desktop and Classroom Support Team Lead from 2013 until June 2018. Ignacio has participated since March 2019 as a member of the Academic Technology Subcommittee of the EPC. He also serves as technology director for ElderServe, a local non-profit organization.

Robert Peck | Learning Spaces Technologist

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Robert hired on with the University in the fall of 2007. Prior to that he worked for five years as a staff photographer for the Jeffersonville Evening News and New Albany Tribune. He also worked as an Electronics Technician at Pellissippi State Technical Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee. He lives in Jeffersonville with his wife, Virginia and has two daughters and eight grandchildren. He and his wife have also hosted several exchange students from places like Japan, Spain, and Sweden. He enjoys travel,  playing music, and riding motorcycles.

Jimmy West | Learning Spaces Technology

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Jimmy West was born in Louisville KY and was the first one in his family to figure out this newfangled internet thing. Since then he’s built a lifelong passion for technology and facilitating the pursuits of others with vigor and experience built up over a varied career from food service to replacing computer parts in a Geek Squad warehouse. He’s a husband and a father and strives to be as approachable as possible for any technology issues you might have.