The Lab’s staff is dedicated to providing quality service and technologies to the students and faculty of the School of Medicine.  Please feel free to contact us at any time regarding the services that we offer.

The Laboratory for Educational Technology
M252 Scaife Hall
(412) 648-9679
labedu@pitt.edu

jb James B. McGee, MD

Director, Laboratory for Educational Technology
Assistant Dean for Medical Education Technology

mcgee@medschool.pitt.edu

Associate Professor of MedicineDr. McGee is Director of the Laboratory for Educational Technology.  He oversees the Lab, defines the Lab’s educational and strategic vision, and selects new projects and initiatives.  He lectures, presents, and disseminates the Lab’s work at national and international conferences.  He also participates in the design and development of Lab technologies.  Dr. McGee is a practicing gastroenterologist.

Jane Alexander

Senior Project Manager

jaa104@pitt.edu

Jane Alexander has been a member of the Lab for Educational Technology since its inception in 2002.  She is the Senior Project Manager and is responsible for the oversight and coordination of web-based software design, code development, testing and implementation.  She oversees project requirements and analysis from the Lab’s customers and leads the team in producing creative and educationally sound technology solutions.

Chris Toth

Software Developer

ctoth@medschool.pitt.edu

Chris Toth is a full stack software developer at the Laboratory for Educational Technology. He develops, implements and maintains both frontend and backend solutions for Lab applications such as Navigator, Learning Log, and vpSim. In addition, Chris develops API solutions for media delivery platforms such as Mediasite and Panopto. Chris also designs and develops data driven reports for Lab clients using SQL Server Reporting Services and other reporting tools.

Bill O’Toole

Software Developer

wbo5@pitt.edu

William O’Toole is the newest member of the Laboratory for Educational Technology.  He was hired in May 2018 as an Applications Developer and will be focusing on the full-cycle design and coding of web-based software using a variety of programming languages.

neha Neha Shah

Quality Assurance and Testing

nshah@medschool.pitt.edu

Neha Shah is a quality assurance tester at the Laboratory for Educational Technology.  She works closely with the Lab’s software development team to identify system faults as well as technical and usability issues.  She creates and updates testing plans, ensuring the continued release of high-quality educational software.

Heidi Yarnal

Administrator

hyarnal@medschool.pitt.edu

Heidi Yarnal is the Administrator for the Laboratory for Educational Technology. She works directly with the Lab’s Director, Dr. James B. McGee, to carry out the goals and objectives of the Lab.  She manages all aspects of the Lab’s operations including but not limited to: purchasing, negotiating licenses and prices, planning and executing physical plant changes, and all accounting.