Learning Technologies


Training & Support Staff

Deb Brandenburg
Manager, Support & Training

Deb Brandenburg manages the Support and Training in the Faculty Technology Resources Center (FTRC).  She joined UC in January, 1995 and has been a member of the Blackboard Support Team since the software was originally piloted in Autumn quarter 2000.  Deb provides group and individual training on the Blackboard Learning System and other instructional technologies.  Deb was also a volunteer videographer and photographer for the UC Dance Team from 2004 through 2011 and produced their team “memories” DVD each year.

Mike Mitchum
Computer & Information Analyst

Mike Mitchum has a BS in Computer Information Systems from University of Mt. Union and a MS in Information Architecture form Kent State. Prior to joining the FTRC, Mike managed Help Desk Operations, Instructional Technology and Media Services along with Customer and Web Services at the University of Mt Union.

Mike is an avid amateur photographer, often rising in the early morning hours to capture the sunrise. He has worked as a freelance photojournalist. Other interests include music, cooking and outdoorsmanship.

Dave Rathbun
Computer & Information Analyst

Dave is a veteran of both the Regular and Reserve Armies including a thirteen-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III. After leaving military service, he worked as a Technology Sales Manager with Circuit City from 2007 until 2009. He then moved to T-Mobile USA as a commissioned salesperson until 2010. Dave served as senior student consultant with FTRC Services & Blackboard Support from June 2010 through October 2011 before moving to the Integrated Services Help Desk as an Information Technology Analyst. He returned to the FTRC in August of 2012.

He is pursuing an undergraduate degree in American History at the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences.
Dave enjoys traveling, reading, independent film and music, unexpected adventures and spending time with his five year old daughter Hannah Grace.


Contact Us

410 Zimmer Hall
315 College Drive
Cincinnati Ohio 45221-0388


Office Hours

Monday - Friday:
9:00am to 5:00pm.

Hours may vary during semester breaks. The FTRC observes all University holidays.

  • University of Cincinnati Information Technologies
  • 400 University Hall
  • P.O. Box 210658
  • Cincinnati, OH 45221