Thomas Jefferson University

What We Do

The Academic Commons is Jefferson's leadership and support team for academic excellence. Staff are grouped into primary service categories, but work collaboratively with you to meet your goals.

Anthony J. Frisby | Director, The Academic Commons and the Scott Memorial Library

Liz D'Angel | Assistant Director, Communications and Project Management

Doretha Johnson | Administrative Assistant

Pejman Makarechi | Director, Biomedical Communications

DaVonne Rooney | Director, the Paul J. Gutman Library 

Dian Wooten | Administrative Assistant

Roger Mgrdichian | AV Equipment Services Supervisor

Christopher D. Braster | Assistant Director, Educational Technologies

Sydney Bynum | Instructional Support Specialist 

Razie Amzovski | Instructional Support Specialist 

Sean Dyer | Computer-Based Learning Developer

Gail Leone | Educational Technologies Assistant

Julie Phillips | Assistant Director

Carmin Bermudez | Curriculum & Instructional Design Specialist

Demi Barzana |  Instructional Design Specialist

Matt Cockerell | Curriculum & Instructional Design Specialist 

Gerald Fillman | Instructional Design Specialist 

Elif Gokbel | Instructional Design Specialist

Leah Richards | Instructional Design Specialist

Anne Namocatcat | Medical Illustrator

Karen Kirchoff | Photography Supervisor

Britney Lillya | Photographer

Patrick Gilligan | Manager of Video Production, Webcasting and Videoconferencing/Assistant Director of Biomedical Communications

Amanda Cozza | Video Production Assistant

Kelsey Brown | Video Production Assistant