Meet The ROLL Team

The ROLL Team has 30+ years of collective experience in academic innovations and works to support faculty and improve student learning outcomes at UAA. Read on to learn more about our expertise.

Faculty / Staff Member


Heather Nash 

Dr. Heather Nash, ROLL Project Director 
At the University of Alaska Anchorage, I have two key roles. One is as Associate Director of Academic Innovation & eLearning, with my area of responsibility being instructional design services. I am also the Project Director for UAA's Robust Online Learning grant and hold the rank of Assistant Professor of Adult Education.

In the world of eLearning, I have  a personal motto: There is no one true way. Plenty of designers and instructors become invested in a particular way of designing, developing, and delivering classes; however, we get better results and happier instructors and students if we start from our goals and are flexible with our thinking and methods. Discover more facts about me at: Heather Nash ePortfolio.

 Rob Carrillo

Rob Carrillo, ROLL Activity Director
I am the ROLL Grant's Title III Activity Director on a dynamic team supporting the UAA educational community by helping to develop and deploy Online Master Courses. While new to UAA, I served as the Title III Activity Director at the Ilisagvik Tribal College in Utqiagvik (Barrow) for the past 15 years. I love the synergy that teamwork and cooperation create. Gathering ideas and building consensus for a shared goal are what really motivate me.

When I'm not working, I like to spend my time with my wife Anna. We enjoy traveling, visiting family and volunteering for our favorite causes. 

 Kathryn Schild

Dr. Kathryn Schild, ROLL Instructional Designer
Kathryn works with faculty teams to develop online master course shells and designs faculty training and development. She focuses on ways to make online courses more effective, engaging, and culturally responsive.

Before joining the ROLL team, Kathryn was a Professor of Practice in Russian at Tulane University. She also taught language, culture, and composition courses at UC Berkeley, where she earned her doctorate , and Managerial Communications  (CIS A280) in the UAA College of Business and Public Policy.

 Keith Berggren

Keith Berggren, ROLL Student Success Developer
I lead academic and student success related elements of the grant's activities, such as online student orientation, virtual student learning communities, student resource portal, and test proctoring. I also coordinate with Student Affairs as appropriate and collaborate with the Title III project team regarding professional development for faculty involved in the Title III project.

As a lifelong Alaskan I was born and raised in Juneau, AK and now reside in Anchorage, AK with my wife and two sons. My passion is composed of spending quality time with my family and the outdoors. I enjoy hunting, fishing, boating, hiking, camping, and anything else that requires to go off the beaten path. Discover more facts about living and working in Alaska at Keith Berggren ePortfolio. 

 Katie Walker Katie assists faculty in delivering high-quality and interactive online and blended courses. She coordinates Quality Matters professional development and offers instructional design and technology support. Katie has been in the field of education for over 25 years as a secondary and post-secondary educator and instructional designer. She has worked for UAA since 2003.
Beyond work, you can find Katie outside...hiking, biking, boating, camping, traveling, and gardening.  Learn more about Katie at Katie Walker ePortfolio.
 Louise Butler

Louise Butler, ROLL Student Success Technician
I provide support to the Project and Activity Directors with grant administration; and help with budgeting, purchasing, maintaining grant records, and assisting with grant compliance.

My life is surrounded by family:  Four children, four grandchildren, and a rat-like dog (Bubbles--because you can't say it angry). When I am not working or enjoying my family,  I like road trips, snowmobiling, and leisurely walks. I have a passion for food--growing, cooking, and eating; and I also enjoy painting or reading a good book.