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OET Staff


Dr. Linda Davis

713.743.3688 /


Dr. Davis is Director of Educational Technology for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Governors State University. Her doctorate in Instructional Technology and Distance Education is from Nova Southeastern University. Prior to joining the Dean’s office, she served as Director of Staff Development and Instructional Technology Facilitator for Kirby School District in Illinois and taught online courses for University of Northern Iowa.


Fang Fang, Instructional Designer

713.743.3685 /


Ms. Fang Fang received her Master of Science degree from Indiana University in 2005. Before joining the University of Houston, she worked for Indiana University 2005 – 2007 and Kenyon College 2007 – 2011 with concentrations on web-based learning environment design, graphic and multimedia support, course management systems applications, podcasting, and new pedagogical tools research.

Thanh Tran, Instructional Designer

713-743-0236 /


Thanh Tran received her Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Houston in 2014. She was a K-12 teacher before joining CLASS Office of Educational Technology. Her professional interests include educational technology, literacy education, and English language education.

Dr. Sunhong (Sammy) Hwang, Instructional Designer

713-743-3821 / shhwang@Central.UH.EDU

Sunhong Hwang

Dr. Hwang joined the CLASS Instructional Design team in 2016. He completed his master's degree at the University of Missouri at Columbia in 2003, and received his Ed.D degree in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Houston in 2009.  Before joining the team, he worked for the Kansas Law Enforcement training center, a branch of the University of Kansas. Also, he worked as a senior instructional developer for the University of Texas at the Health Science Center in Houston.  His professional interests include student-centered learning pedagogy, data visualization, and online course accessibility issues.

Jingyuan Fu, Instructional Designer

713-743-6964 /


Jingyuan joined the CLASS Instructional Design team in 2018. She received her Master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in Learning, Design, and Technology at the University of Houston in 2017. She is an advocate of learner-centered pedagogy and effective educational technology practices that can help engage students in knowledge-building and sharing through interactive online and face-to-face learning activities.

Wayne Thomas, Photographer/Videographer

713-743-7422 / wthomas2@Central.UH.EDU

Wayne Thomas

Wayne Thomas is the photographer/videographer, and visual communication specialist in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences with the Instructional Design team. He received his Bachelor’s from Cleveland State University and a Master’s degree from the Scripps School of Journalism through Ohio University’s Visual Communication program. As a faculty member, he taught commercial photography at Dakota College at Bottineau.