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Center for Academic Technology

About CAT


The Center for Academic Technology (CAT) champions Learning through the effective use of educational technology by collaborating with the Butler community to foster 21st-century skills and to nurture innovation. In particular, we support student learning by working with faculty and academic staff to promote thoughtful and effective use of academic technology. CAT is housed on the third floor of Irwin Library and is a division of Academic Affairs.

Kristen Allen, Heather Hazelwood, Maleigha Fuentes, Megan Grady Rutledge, Nick Wilson, Tom Janke
Core Values

The four core values of CAT are:

  • The Facilitation of Effective Integration of Technology
  • The Balance of Sustainability and Innovation
  • The Strength of Collaboration and Partnerships
  • The Appreciation of Inquiry and Reflective Practice

​See the CAT Core Values document that expands on these four ideas.


CAT consists of five staff members who are experts in academic technology. While all Academic Technology Specialist (ATS) staff have the ability to consult on the major Butler University academic systems, each ATS has an area of specialty. Learn more about our staff by visiting the biography pages linked below.


See the CAT Partners page for more detailed information about CAT's strategic partners. Partners include:

CAT Learning Lounge photo

Located on the third floor of Irwin Library, CAT has several spaces to meet individual and group consultation needs. The CAT Learning Lounge (pictured), our large group meeting and consultation space, contains an AirDawg monitor ideal for collaboration. The Exploration Station is ideal for one-on-one consultations to explore new technologies or refresh old skills. The CAT Huddle Space is a semi-private conference room ideal for small groups and video conferencing. Finally, CAT recently designed and opened the Lightboard Studio, located in the basement of Irwin Library, and actively supports faculty in the use of this innovative technology.

Kristen Allen
Academic Technology Specialist
Center for Academic Technology
Maleigha Fuentes
Administrative Specialist
Center for Academic Technology
Megan Grady
Academic Technology Specialist
Center for Academic Technology
Thomas Janke
Center for Academic Technology
Nick Wilson
Academic Technology Specialist
Center for Academic Technology