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Location: D126 in the library

Staff and Faculty

Bruce Wolcott

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XR Faculty Lead/ Instructional Designer/ Technologist

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  • Office Location: D140


I’ve been a faculty member at Bellevue College since 1998, and have had the good fortune of teaching media theory topics that strongly interest me; History of Animation, Game Culture & Interactive Worlds, Writing for the Web, Visual Storytelling and Canvas 101. Before coming to Bellevue College I was a media production coordinator for the …more about Bruce Wolcott

Ron Austin

Ron Austin, Digital Learning Manager.

Digital Learning & XR Lab Manager

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  • Office Location: Room D126


I am the Digital Learning Manager and I manage the XR Lab with Bruce Wolcott. My current emphasis is on co-managing the XR Lab and The NWXR EDU Network. The NWXR EDU Network is a project  supported by The National Science Foundation (2023-2026). I also facilitate online training workshops for faculty, assist with online course development, and Canvas administration.

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James Riggall

James Riggall, Visiting Scholoar to Bellevue College

Visiting Scholar

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  • Office Location: D126M


James Riggall is an entrepreneur and academic who is based in Tasmania, Australia. James is the founder and managing director of Bitlink, a local technology education company and a senior industry fellow with the University of Tasmania where he teaches entrepreneurship and an artist with the technology at collective Soma Lumia.  In addition to his work in Tasmania, James also travels to the United States each year to teach extended reality (virtual and augmented reality) technology at Bellevue College in Bellevue, Washington State.

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Larry Boykin

Larry Boykin Media Tech Senior

Multimedia Technician Senior

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  • Office Location: D150A


Larry started working at Bellevue College in the Library Media Center in 1983 as a work-study student assisting with the audio-visual delivery.  In 1987, Larry was hired part-time working off-site at the Bellevue College Continuing Education location. In 1989, Larry started working full-time with the Media Center.  First as the Media Dispatcher to now Media Technician Lead. In …more about Larry Boykin

David Wikstrom

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XR Senior Lab Assistant / VR Application Developer

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David is an ex-Air Force Electrical and Environmental Systems Specialist who earned his Bachelor’s in Application Development at Bellevue College. He is now a Lead Developer with MXTReality and continues to work part time with the XR Lab.

“I’ve always been interested in Virtual Reality, but the thing that really sold me on pursuing a career in VR application development is VRET (Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy) and its effectiveness in treating PTSD. I believe XR technologies are important technologies that will change the landscape of education and healthcare in the future.”

Student Employees

Berke Can

Berke Can

XR Lab Student Assistant

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Current Bellevue College Computer Science Student. I am an International student from Turkey. I am now pursuing an Associate degree in Computer Science at this college.

Jon Thaler

Jon Thaler

XR Lab Student Assistant

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I’m currently a Bellevue College student working at the XR Lab. I am working towards a transferable degree so that I can pursue a Bachelor’s degree in secondary education. I believe XR technologies, including virtual reality, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence, will play a greater role in education in the future. I also set up the podcast studio for the XR Lab and am a consistent co-host of the XR Lab Podcast.

Aung Thaung


XR Lab Student Assistant

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Current Bellevue College Computer Science Student. I am an International student from Myanmar. I am now pursuing an Associate degree in Computer Science at this college. I believe that XR technologies will change and opens up possibilities for education, meeting, and healthcare.

Vallon Bosango

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XR Lab Student Assistant

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  • Office Location: Room D126M


I am an international student from Congo, currently pursuing my associate degree in computer science at Bellevue College.  Working as a French and Math tutor at the Academic Success Center has given me the invaluable opportunity to closely interact with people from various backgrounds. As I embark on my journey in the XR lab, I am deeply excited about exploring the infinite potential of the XR technology and contributing to solving real-world problems.

Renee Nejo, Chair DMA

Bruce Wolcott, XR Faculty Lead

Ron Austin, Digital Learning Manager

James Riggall, XR Lab Visiting Scholar

Brandon Leuken, Bellevue College Grant Director

David Wikstrom, XR Lab Coordinator

Liz Hollerman, Dean of Business Tech

Amy Kinsel, Dean of Connected Learning

Michelle Schewe, Librarian (OER)

Raji Sundar, Instructional Designer

Sukiriti Ranade, eLearning Director

Larry Boykin, Multi-media Technician Senior

Elizabeth Zahrt Geib, Associate Director of Instructional Design

eLearning and Division Partners

Sukirti Ranade

Sukirti Ranade, Director of eLearning and Multimedia

Director of eLearning and Multimedia
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Elizabeth Zahrt Geib

Elizabeth Zahrt Geib, Associate Director of Instructional Deisgn

Associate Director, Instructional Design
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Raji Sundar

Raji Sundar Instructional Designer and Faculty

Instructional Designer/ Faculty
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Christa Jech

Christa Jech, Outside hiking

Administrative Assistant
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Michelle Schewe

Michelle Schewe, Faculty Librarian

OER Librarian, A&H Liaison
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Elena Maans-Lorincz

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Outreach Librarian, Science
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Industry Partners

The XR Lab is grateful to collaborate with MXTreality, Tosolini Productions, and other innovative technology companies in the Northwest.

Paolo Tosolini

Paolo Tosolini, Tosolini Productions Founder and Director of Innovation

Tosolini Productions
Tosolini Founder & Director of Innovation

María Sánchez

Maria Sacnez, XR Specialist

Tosolini Productions
XR Specialist

Jeff Rayner

Jeff Rayner, MXTreality Founder and CEO

MXTreality Founder and CEO

Last Updated January 10, 2024