Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research

Malpass Library


Malpass Library 184, 1 University Circle • Macomb, IL 61455 USA • Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • Phone: (309) 298-2434 • Email:

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Dawn Sweet

Dawn Sweet, Instructional Design and Technology Specialist


Dawn Sweet has served as an Instructional Design and Technology Specialist at CITR since December of 2017, previously working as the Instructional Development Services Manager within the College of Education and Human Services at WIU for 16 years. Dawn received her B.S. in Instructional Technology and Telecommunications in 2001 and her MS Ed in Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Adult Learning and Instructional Design from Western in 2006. Her areas of specialty and focus include instructional design, technology integration, blended learning, and distance learning. You can learn more about Dawn's professional experience at .

Barb Arvin

Barb Arvin, Instructional Design and Technology Specialist


Barb earned both her MS in Instructional Design and Technology and BS in Graphic Communication from Western Illinois University. She joined CITR in the fall of 2020. Barb's previous experience at WIU includes over seven years as an Instructional Technology Systems Manager in the College of Business and Technology and over eight years in support staff roles. During that time, she designed, developed, and implemented multiple instructional design projects. She also has over ten years of experience in web and graphic design.

Amy Carrigan

Amy Carrigan, Office Manager


Amy joined the CITR team as Office Manager in October, 2020. She has been employed by WIU for ten years, providing office support to the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology and the Department of Biological Sciences. She is a proud WIU alumna and a proud parent of a current WIU student.