Dr. Matt Rota is Director of the Office of Technology-Enhanced Learning for the College of Nursing, and Sr. Instructional Designer. In his role as the Director, the College of Nursing’s instructional design department and college IT department, known as CATER, report to him. This office unifies instructional design and information technology. In this role, he provides leadership oversight, to ensure the departments align with the college’s vision of “Through the creative leveraging of technology, we will transform health care.” His department also provides a community of practice, supported by ongoing professional development and faculty partnership, as well as innovative pedagogical approaches – online and face-to-face.

Before joining UC College of Nursing he spent 10 years in the corporate arena as an instructional designer, most recently for Trivantis, designing eLearning courses for Cincinnati Public Schools, Microsoft, P&G, Best Western, Novartis, and other fortune 500 companies. Previously, he was the Vice President of Altoria Solutions in Cincinnati, Ohio. At Altoria he oversaw the design, development, and deployment of the eLearning-managed CMS, called Paralearning.

From 2007 – 2009 Rota served as a board member of the United Way of Cincinnati, and from 2005-2008 served as chair of the National Task Force for the United Way of America’s Young Leader Initiative. In 2005, he received the Cincinnati Business Journal, Forty Under Forty award, recognizing him as one of Cincinnati’s top business leaders.

His PhD is in Instructional Design for Online Learning, specializing in Virtual Clinical Experiences, and he also holds a MEd in C&I, focusing on Instructional Design and Adult Learning Strategies, a BS in Education, and BA in Medieval History, from the University of Cincinnati.