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Erik Hjorten, Adam Stewart named associate directors for TLT

UIT is pleased to announce that effective immediately, Erik Hjorten and Adam Stewart of Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) have accepted associate director positions overseeing UOnline and Operations, respectively. 

Erik Hjorten earned his master’s degree in instructional technology and learning sciences from Utah State University. Over the course of his career, he has designed and built over one hundred courses ranging from anthropology, music, economics, and psychology, as well as the Utah Real Estate certification program. He is a recipient of the University of Utah’s Academic Affairs Staff Excellence Award and continues to develop methods to streamline the online course design development process, incorporate technology into the learning environment, and find solutions to meet the ever-changing needs of students.

In his new role as Associate Director for UOnline, Erik will lead a team of 19 employees to coordinate, build, promote, and operate online offerings that support the University’s online strategic initiatives, in an effort to make education more accessible and accelerate students’ progress to graduation.


Adam Stewart earned his master’s degree in educational leadership and policy from the University of Utah. He brings extensive knowledge and expertise to this new role within TLT and has served in various positions for the department since 2006. Adam remains devoted to consistent and high-quality services, efficient processes, and excellent customer service. He is also a member of the Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC) and the Kaltura Video Platform Customer Advisory Board.

In his new role as Associate Director for Operations, Adam will oversee TLT’s video and event services, installation services, and core platforms. Leading a team of 32 employees, he will continue to grow TLT’s video production services for online programs and work to standardize and improve audio/visual equipment in campus classrooms.

TLT's organizational chart is available on the UIT website.

Last Updated: 4/13/21