EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy in Learning, Design, and Technology  | August 2018

Pennsylvania State University, College of Education

  • Dissertation: Investigation of Design Studio Culture in a Virtual Design Studio

  • Advisor: Dr. Susan Land, Associate Professor, Learning, Design, and Technology

Master of Education in Instructional Systems | December 2010 

Pennsylvania State University, College of Education

Bachelor of Science in Communication, Management and Design  | May 2009

Ithaca College, Roy. H Park School of Communications

  • Concentration: Learning and Performance

  • Minors: Health and Art


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Bloomsburg University, Assistant Professor, Fall 2018 – Present

Ithaca College, Adjunct Faculty, Fall 2011– Fall 2018

Bloomsburg University, Adjunct Faculty, Summer 2015 – Summer 2018

Penn State University, Instructor, Summer 2017

Penn State University – World Campus Online, Adjunct Instructor, 2011– 2014


WORK EXPERIENCE

Consultant/Partner, Parallel Designs | 2016  – Present

My company provides training solutions and services to government agencies, academic institutions, and corporations. We are currently in the start-up phase, visit our website for more information.

 

Graduate Assistant, PSU, College of Arts and Architecture (eLearning Institute) | January 2015 – August 2018

I provide research support (interviews, focus groups, analysis, etc.) in order to enhance the development of the department’s authentic online virtual studio. This analysis will evaluate the program's effectiveness on learners, instructors, and instructional designers. I also work with faculty to convert their face-to-face course(s) to 100% online delivery, and assist in the expansion of the department’s electronic learning management system, called ELMS.

 

Senior Learning Design and Developer, Affiliates Risk Management Services, Inc. | March 2014– April 2016

Learning Developer, Affiliates Risk Management Services, Inc. | November 2011 – March 2014

My main role was to collaborate with subject matter experts (SMEs) in the healthcare field to design and develop eLearning courses and instructor-led training for deployment via the company’s learning management system (LMS). I followed Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements and ensured my eLearning course scripts followed the principles of adult learning. Being an advocate of human performance improvement, I performed self-checks and quality insurance (QA) checks on all courses. Additional responsibilities I mastered include editing professional recorded audio and loading and deploying courses for learners on the LMS. Working with my team, I collaborated on the department’s visual style for all print-based and electronic material, including the creation of templates, flyers, and brochures. Other projects that I worked on were the design and development of the course catalog, numerous graphic designs, and various marketing collateral, including logos, icons for the LMS, webinar decks, ARMS Annual Reports, brochures, banner announcements, and Flash splash pages.

 

Instructional Designer, S2 Learning | September 2010 – November 2011

In this role, I collaborated with SMEs to design and develop instructor-led training, eLearning courses, and educational presentations. I developed training workshops, facilitator guides, webinar decks, and job aids for high-profile clients, including Mercer and Marsh & McLennan. I performed and mastered script writing and storyboard development for each of my eLearning projects. I strengthened my project management expertise when I took on a lead role managing 15 SMEs to design and develop an educational presentation for the Hydraulic Institute. 

 

Intern, Vertical Learning Curve | May 2010 – August 2010

My responsibilities included investigating and selecting SCORM-compliant software, researching and writing a script for a sexual harassment course, and identifying and incorporating edits to improve existing courses. One of my course enhancements was to improve user interactivity and user-controlled learning paths based on a 3D virtual reality. One of my major projects included collaborating with a team to develop and build a SCORM-compliant module for an MBA course on leadership skills. 

 

eLearning Designer & Developer (Consultant), Horizon Media | September 2009 – May 2010

As a consultant, I produced and developed an eLearning course using Adobe Flash. My responsibilities included researching content, writing a script, developing the layout, and designing the graphics.

 

Graphic Design Intern, Mulholland Drive Entertainment | May 2008 – October 2008

I utilized Adobe Illustrator to design and develop many projects, such as the window design for YouTube at the LA Film Festival, “one sheet” for Heineken®, and company documents and invitations.

 

Instructional Design Intern, Karl Storz Endoscopy-America | May 2008 – August 2008

I produced an eLearning course for the sales force by working with SMEs to write and edit the script, recording professional voice-overs, and designing and developing instructional inter-activities and graphics.


SERVICE

Association for Education Technology (AECT), Graduate Assembly 2017

  • Organization Training and Performance Board Representative

 

The Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C), Intern 2010 – 2014, 2017-2018

 

International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI)

Emerging Professionals Strategic Advisor 2012 – 2013
Emerging Professionals, Committee Chair 2010 – 2012

  • Responsible for recruiting volunteers, determining committee strategies, managing volunteers and projects, evaluating ROI, and facilitating Committee meetings.

Emerging Professionals Committee Deputy Chair 2009 – 2010

  • Assisted in Committee strategy, generating ideas, and reviewing materials.


COMPUTER SKILLS

Microsoft Software: Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Project, Publisher, and Visio

eLearning Software: Articulate Presenter and Storyline 1 and 2, Lectora, Captivate

LMS/CMS/CMR: Saba®, Plateau Ltd., SalesForce, Canvas, Moodle, Alfresco, ANGEL, Blackboard

Webinar Software: Saba® Centra, Adobe Connect

Website Software: Adobe Flex, Flash, Dreamweaver, Drupal

Video/Audio Editing: Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, Garageband/Podcasting, Audacity

Graphics Software: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

Programming Languages: ActionScript 2 and 3, HTML/CSS, PHP, XML, SQL, HTML5

Web 2.0 Applications: Google Docs, Second Life, Blog/Forum Development, Wikis


AWARDS AND HONORS

Best Round Table, AECT 2017

  • The division of Organizational Training and Performance awarded our roundtable submission, The Multimedia Principle: A Meta-Analysis on the Multimedia Principle in Computer-Based Training, as the Best Roundtable session.

Student Travel Scholarship, Penn State University | 2009, 2010, 2015 - 2017

  • Awarded to students presenting at national conferences

Miriam E. Gray Scholarship, Penn State University | Fall 2010

  • Awarded to students with superior academic records who are involved in educational technology

Peggy R. Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership, Ithaca College | Spring 2009

  • Recognizes students who excel academically, perform service to the College community and nation, and represent an exemplary level of accomplishment


PRIMARY SKILLS

Instructional and Graphic Design | eLearning Design and Development Quality Assurance Project Management Video/Audio Producing and Editing Website Development