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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 IT management and programming starting in 1987.  His work was on display in the Smithsonian Institute’s “Information Age Exhibit” for 10 years.  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 University. 

Selected Presentations:

UBTech - Collaborative Classroom Panel and Presentation

Campus Technology 2015 - Design and Implementation of a Complete Medical School Renovation in Less than a Year



David Aylor | Director of Instructional Technology

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David serves as the Co-Director of Instructional Technology for the School of Medicine. He has been working in the Audio Visual and Information Technology industry since 2005. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelors of Science in Audio Production Technology. He began his professional work as the Technical Director at Missouri Baptist University while also serving as adjunct instructor of audio-visual production. David left higher education to pursue the corporate show audio-visual industry as a Production Manager, providing production technology for corporate, presidential, and celebrity events. David returned to higher education in 2012 and now brings his creative experience, and technical skills to the School of Medicine.


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.