Academic Technology Staff

Academic Technology
New Mexico State University
Box 30001 MSC 3TA
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001

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Milton Hall 80
(575) 646-5125
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Robbie Grant

Robbie Grant joined Academic Technology in 2004 (known as ICT Training Services at that time) as a Systems Analyst. In 2006 he was promoted to the position of LMS Administrator and has been the lead LMS Administrator since that time. In 2020 Robbie was named director of the Academic Technology unit. He received his bachelor’s degree in Marketing and his master’s in Business Administration from New Mexico State University. Robbie also serves as a Canvas Coach for the public facing Canvas users community.
Tel: (575) 646-3014

Michelle Lebsock

Michelle Lebsock Townsend joined Academic Technology in 2014 and is the Manager/Lead Enterprise Instructional Technology Administrator. Michelle regularly provides professional development and provides innovative problem-solving solutions for NMSU faculty, students, and staff. She is a co-administrator for Canvas, the lead administrator for Zoom, Canvas Studio, both versions of Adobe Connect, and supports the Panopto integration with Canvas. She collaborates with Classroom Technology and Instructional Media Services to provide faculty training for simulcast classrooms using Zoom and Adobe Connect. She also manages NMSU’s flagship Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) classroom and is an ex-officio member of the Faculty Advisory Committee on Technology. Michelle received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communications with a minor in Economics from NMSU, her master’s in Film Production from Chapman University, and is a doctoral candidate in the department of Educational Leadership and Administration at NMSU. She is a Quality Matters Master Reviewer and has completed NMSU’s Course Design Summer Institute. Michelle has served as part-time online faculty for the Journalism and Media Studies department since 2017.
Tel: (575) 646-7436

Daniel Olsson

Daniel Olsson joined Academic Technology in 2018 and is an Enterprise Instructional Technology Administrator with Academic Technology at New Mexico State University. Dan regularly provides professional development, consulting services, and technical support for NMSU faculty. He is a co-administrator for Canvas and the lead administrator for EvaluationKit (NMSU’s enterprise course evaluation software) and Respondus Lockdown Browser. Dan received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics from NMSU. He also holds a master’s in Business Administration also from NMSU. Dan worked in multiple engineering roles within the U.S. Department of Defense for most of his early career prior to returning to his alma mater. Dan has served as a part-time online faculty member with the Student Success Center and First Year Initiatives program.
Tel: (575) 646-1956

Sonia A. White joined Academic Technology in 2021 as an Enterprise Instructional Technology Administrator. She is a co-administrator for Canvas and is the lead administrator for Turnitin and iClicker. Sonia received her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from New Mexico State University. She also holds two master’s from NMSU, one in Education with a emphasis in Learning Technologies and the other in Criminal Justice. Prior to joining NMSU-Las Cruces, Sonia was a Multi-media specialist at Dona Ana Community College focusing on faculty and student support in Canvas. Since 2012 she has served as an online adjunct faculty member for DACC and is also a certified Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Online facilitator.
Tel: (575) 646-3692

Dr. Steven T. Leask

In honor of the former manager of Academic Technology, Dr. Steven T. Leask, we have created the Steve Leask Memorial Technology Fund to benefit NMSU students. Learn more or donate.