Meet the TPS MSU Denver Staff

Please use the email addresses below to contact a staff member directly.

Main office number: 303-615-0550

Main office email:

Peggy O'Neill-Jones

Dr. Peggy O'Neill-Jones, Director


P: (303)-615-0953


Dr. Peggy O’Neill-Jones began her career as a newspaper photographer and moved to broadcast, corporate, and educational media. As media transitioned to digital, online, and virtual environments, Peggy led the way with innovative interactive media productions such as Wyzt’s Playground, a 4th grade interactive math program, WebDVD Demystified, Physical Chemistry in Practice for Purdue University, and 21st Century Learning Matters, a video that describes the strategies and tools needed to create powerful 21st century learning environments.

Keeping a strong foothold in both the academic and professional realms of emerging media, Peggy developed the Interactive Media concentration in 1995 and the Social and Mobile Media concentration in 2013 at MSU Denver. Peggy presents nationally and internationally about the connection between emerging media and learning. 

After 26-year career at Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver), Peggy retired in 2016. She was recently awarded professor emeritus of journalism and technical communication and MSU Denver’s first-ever Extraordinary Service Award.  

Peggy directs the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Western Region (TPS) program and the TPS Teachers Network at MSU Denver. TPS provides professional development that assists educators in finding, accessing, and integrating the vast reservoir of sources from the Library of Congress to deepen understanding and enrich instruction. Through Peggy’s leadership, the TPS at MSU Denver program grew from statewide outreach to a regional program that serves 14 western states. 

Keith Patterson

Assistant Director

P: 303-615-1577


Keith Patterson is the Assistant Director for Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) at the Metropolitan State University of Denver where he’s been on staff for nearly 10 years.  He manages the TPS Western Region Program which servers 14 western states and is on the administrative team for TPS Teachers Network which is a social learning site which serves as an online extension of the national TPS program.  

Crystal Payne

Crystal Profile

Grant Coordinator

P: 303-615-0449


Crystal Payne is the Grant Coordinator for Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Addiction Counseling.

Kile Clabaugh

Project Coordinator

P: 303-615-1576


Kile Clabaugh is the project coordinator for Teaching with Primary Sources at MSU Denver. He is also an affiliate faculty for the Department of Journalism and Technical Communications. He has his Master's in Rhetoric and the Teaching of Writing and a Certificate in Teaching English Language Learners (CTELL) from the University of Colorado Denver. Before joining TPS, Kile was the content manager of an online startup company.

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