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The Technology & Learning team supports the University's academic mission and provides faculty development services.

For the best service, please contact the team rather than individual contacts.



Alan Regan

Alan Regan

Senior Director, IT Client Services

Alan Regan is the Senior Director of IT Client Services at Pepperdine University. With over 20 years of professional experience, Alan is passionate about helping the academic community use technology to create efficiencies, address challenges, promote accessibility, and meet teaching and learning objectives. In his role, he oversees the two education areas of "Technology & Learning" and "IT Training." In addition to his day job, Alan enjoys teaching the occasional business computing class as an adjunct professor. He has also served on the conference committee for the Jasig-Sakai conference (2012) and the Open Apereo conference (2013, 2014, 2017-2022). In 2013, Alan was recognized as an Apereo Sakai Fellow for his contributions to the Sakai community. In 2022, he was awarded an Apereo Dolphin Fellowship for his continued efforts in the Sakai community and championing open-source in higher education.

(310) 506-6756 |

Jordan Lott

Jordan Lott

Senior Manager, Technology & Learning and IT Training

Jordan Lott is the Senior Manager of Technology & Learning and IT Training at Pepperdine University. Jordan began his career at Pepperdine in the Audio/Visual Technologies group, managing the day-to-day operations of the AV checkout office and training students on the ins and outs of AV Technologies. With a Bachelor of Music in Sound Recording Technology from Texas State University and a Master of Fine Art in Cinematic Media Production from Pepperdine, Jordan took over the IT Communication duties for Pepperdine IT and created student-oriented content to tell the story of IT. During that tenure, Jordan was an important player in the 2016 rollout of Google Workspace across the University. Jordan completed his Master's degree in 2017 and then became the Manager for IT Training, increasing the number of training classes offered and adding new classes and custom departmental training offerings. Jordan brings a passion for change management and a vision for improving digital literacy across the organization. Jordan was promoted to Senior Manager of Technology & Learning and IT Training in 2022.

(310) 506-4985 |

Instructional Design

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Adiya King

Instructional Designer

Adiya is a recent graduate of Pepperdine's Graduate School of Education & Psychology, having earned her MS in Learning Design & Technology with a background in creative writing, tech, and AI. She graduated from Wellesley College in 2018, where she pursued a pre-med program with a degree in English and Creative Writing. Post-graduation, she continued her educational pursuits in Speech Pathology, ultimately leading her to a career in the tech industry. Adiya has experience in developing synthesized speech technology and designing schemas for integrating phonetics into AI.

In her current role,  Adiya joins Pepperdine University's TechLearn department as an Instructional Designer, collaborating with faculty to elevate course sites through engaging interactive elements, conducting workshops, and prioritizing accessibility. She is excited to leverage the skills she acquired during her graduate program to enhance the Pepperdine community.

310-506-4753 |

Learning Innovations

John C. Buckingham

John C. Buckingham

Learning Innovations Lead

John C. Buckingham is the Learning Innovations Lead on the Technology & Learning Team. John has many years of experience working with Sakai, Zoom, Turnitin, and many other Pepperdine tools. He deeply enjoys guiding faculty and staff on how to use technology to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom!

John earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Latin at University of California, Irvine and a Master of Arts in Religious Studies at the California State University, Long Beach.  John has a passion for ancient history, technology, and traveling. 

(949) 223-2529 |

Leanne Poduska

Leanne Poduska

Learning Technologies Administrator

Leanne Poduska is the Learning Technologies Administrator in the Technology & Learning Team. Leanne has many years of experience in overseeing learning management systems (LMS) in higher education and the implementation of tools within the LMS. Leanne enjoys problem-solving and troubleshooting, plus she is a strong believer in providing excellent customer service. She understands the importance of meeting the needs of both students and instructors.

Leanne earned a Bachelor's degree in Communication at California State University, Fresno, and a Master’s in Education at Ashford University.  Additionally, Leanne is a sports enthusiast, from hiking to playing tennis, and watching the football games her husband coaches and her kids play. She also enjoys reading and listening to podcasts.

(310) 506-7161 |