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CU Anschutz Instructional Design

CU Anschutz Instructional Designers​
​​Did you know that there is a network of Instructional Designers and Staff members with Instructional Design expertise on the Anschutz Medical Campus? 

Look below for bios and contact information for the Anschutz Medical Campus designers.

Lisha Bustos  

Lisha Bustos 

Instructional Designer


Bio Coming Soon                                                      


Jessica Hitt-Laustsen

Academic Services Manager/Education Manager

Jessica Hitt-Laustsen, MS, is the Education Manager for the University of Colorado Department of Emergency Medicine with expertise in Higher Education Management, Curriculum/Instructional Design, Educational Assessment, Educational Technology, Global Health, and Business Process Improvement.

In the past nine years, she has focused on educational excellence within the healthcare and wellness industry. Her current work is focused on the development and implementation of progressive instructional techniques, curriculum mapping and design, as well as improvement processes, strategies, and establishing successful work processes to ensure the delivery and integration of curriculum. 

Ms. Hitt-Laustsen has a Master of Science in Business Management from Colorado State University with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership and Instructional Design. She is an active member of the Instructional Design Roundtable at the University of Colorado. Most recently she was a presenter at the WGEA Regional Conference 2017 for Curriculum Mapping: Love It or Hate It. ​


Michael Kazanjian, MA, PhD

Instructional Designer, ECHO Colorado

Originally trained in a prior life as a French literary researcher and language teacher, Michael split his time between a deep exploration of the 17th-century French literary milieu and modern library work at the intersection of technology and teaching. Deciding to pursue this latter set of interests led him to the Information and Learning Technologies MA program at the University of Colorado, Denver. Joining the CU School of Pharmacy’s Distance and Degrees Program during his MA program offered him the unique online perspective of simultaneously existing as both learner and designer. He transitioned to the ECHO Colorado team upon its inception in 2015. Most at home in an environment that requires multiple methods of interpersonal communication, he thrives when given the opportunity to collaborate and creatively solve problems. He’s thrilled to be a part of an innovative team that is pushing the boundaries of health care education.​


Kevin Lawanto, MS

Instructional Designer


Kevin Lewanto holds a Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Utah State University. Kevin’s research interests include neuroscience, assessment, cognition and metacognition, and game-based learning. His Master’s thesis focuses on understanding the development of computational thinking as students learn to program in Scratch, an application developed by MIT and used by students all over the world. During his graduate and undergraduate studies, he has authored and coauthored two book chapters, five journal papers, and several posters presentations in reputed international journal and conferences. Currently he is working as an instructional designer at Anschutz Medical Campus and works with the Master of Science in Palliative Care through the School of Medicine and the iPharmD program in the School of Pharmacy.


Christine Mousavi

Senior Instructional Designer


Christine received her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University and began working as a design engineer in private and public land development. She decided to pursue a career in teaching and started a small engineering consulting firm as a means of support while she returned to graduate school to obtain her teaching credentials. She then taught middle and high school mathematics and science and GED exam preparation and Spanish at Front Range Community College. After receiving a Master of ILT eLearning Design and Implementation from the University of Colorado Denver Christine joined the Center for Public Health Practice and serves as the Senior Instructional Designer for the Colorado School of Public Health, the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center, the Center for Public Health Practice, the Patient Navigator Training Collaborative and many other educational partners. She is a passionate learner who is always in pursuit of a new topic or skill to master.


Glenda Robertson, MA, RN

Instructional Designer, College of Nursing


Glenda Robertson, MA, RN is an instructional Designer for the University of Colorado College of Nursing. She brings fifteen years of instructional design experience and twenty years of nursing experience to her work with faculty as they collaborate on course and curricular design and evaluation. 

Outside of her work at the College of Nursing, Glenda loes spending time with her husband and three kiddos, playing soccer, competing in sprint triathlons, hiking, and camping.  


Lynee Sanute, MLIS, MA

Instructional Designer


Lynee is a transplant from the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated with a Master of Arts in Education - Instructional Technologies from San Francisco State University. She also has a Master of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. On the Anschutz Medical Campus, Lynee works with the Master of Science in Palliative Care through the School of Medicine and the iPharmD program in the School of Pharmacy. Prior to joining the University of Colorado, Lynee worked for ProQuest, Adams State University, and Sonoma State University. She has experience teaching undergraduate and graduate students, both in person and online. Her specialties include incorporating interactive elements and active learning in online and face to face instruction and formative assessment. In her spare time, Lynee practices modern calligraphy. adjusts her recipes for high altituted baking, and searches for the best Korean BBQ and tonkatsu ramen in the metro area with her husband.


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