CET Team


Katherine Guevara
Instructional Designer
Phone: (213) 740-8823
Email: fitzsimo@usc.eduDPPD Policy, Planning, and Development: Global education policy, University of Southern California
M.S. Teaching: English to Speakers of Other Languages, University of Southern California
B.A. Broadcast Journalism, University of Southern California
B.A. Spanish, University of Southern California
Certificate E-learning and Instructional Design, University of California Irvine

Dr. Katherine Guevara has 15 years of educational leadership experience in the U.S. and internationally, training thousands of educators and developing curriculum onground, online, on TV, and via mobile app. Her educational television series and accompanying textbook reached more than a million learners and is available on iTunesU. Katherine’s Mobile Teacher app seeks to democratize access to teacher professional development in emerging markets and is recognized by the U.S. Department of State. As assistant adjunct faculty, Katherine enjoys teaching at Rossier and has taught specialized courses for Gould and Price.


Ellen Nagamine
Office Manager
Phone: (213) 740-3959
Email: enagamin@usc.eduB.S. Business Administration (Marketing and Economics), Cal State University Los Angeles
B.A. candidate (Graphic Design) – Art Center College of Design

Ellen Nagamine brings a unique skillset to her position as Office Manager of CET. Several years working in the entertainment industry (Disney, Warner Brothers, Bolder Road), her experience includes finance, administration, e-commerce, SAP, analytics, and graphic design. Her most recent positions were: Finance Manager of The Araca Group, and Presentation Graphics Specialist for the Worldwide Theatrical Marketing Division at Paramount Pictures. As office manager, Ellen supports CET’s instructional designers and department initiatives.


Ingrid Steiner
Instructional Designer
Phone: (213) 821-6048
Email: ingridst@usc.eduM. S. Education: option in Online Teaching and Learning, California State University, East Bay
M. A. Humanities: specialization in Art History, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Certificate of Major in Art History, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College
B. A. Business Economics and German Studies, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College

Working in partnership with faculty and departments on enhancing best practices in pedagogy, Ingrid brings her expertise and passion for teaching and learning to higher educational institutions. Ingrid teaches art history and design history courses at the university level. Her humanities research focuses on the intersections of British and early American culture, particularly the portrait collection of William Byrd II. Ingrid is a certified Quality Matters Peer Reviewer, and has shared her education and humanities research at domestic and international conferences. She enjoys combining her interest in both the onground and online classroom with art history and design history pedagogy. Ingrid is currently a doctoral student in the USC Rossier EdD program, where she explores topics in motivation, relevancy, faculty development and accessibility.


Robert Sweeney
Instructional Designer
Phone: (213) 821-6108
Email: rsweeney@usc.eduPh. D. Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
M. S. Education: Instructional Design and Technology, Purdue University
B. S. Chemistry, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Originally trained as a research Physical Chemist, Bob decided to focus on education and training. In addition to teaching university Chemistry and other subjects, he led extensive curricular renovations in university, professional-school, and high-school environments, both onground and online. Bob is a strong proponent of online education and leveraging the results of education research.


Ginger Clark
Email: Ginger.Clark@usc.edu