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
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
Consultant/Partner, Parallel Designs | 2016 – Present
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.
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.
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
Instructional and Graphic Design | eLearning Design and Development | Quality Assurance | Project Management | Video/Audio Producing and Editing | Website Development