My career has always been about education, learning, development, and people.
I am an educator.
I have taught and presented in the areas of instructional design, educational technology, general technology, faculty development, assessment, and engagement. I have been a trainer for fifteen years, starting as a student technician to my present position as an instructional designer. Throughout every job I have had, I have taught one-on-one, in workshops and classes, and served as a subject matter expert in different areas, including pedagogy and instruction, technology, and customer service.
I am a learner.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in theater performance, a Master of Arts in theatre production, a Master of Science in Instructional Design, and I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Teacher Education and Teacher Development, focusing on higher education. I constantly look for opportunities for lifelong learning, and I take immense joy in the fact that I will never stop learning.
I am a developer.
Since 2015, I have worked in analyzing, designing, developing, delivering, and evaluating courses in diverse subject areas from theatre to liberal arts, to technology to health sciences, and to multiple areas of business: accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. I have worked in faculty development since beginning my degree in Instructional Design that same year, working to support my faculty in effectively disseminate their expertise in the classroom and engage their students in a way that allows them to grow their knowledge, skills, and capabilities. I utilize research in areas like teacher reflection, pedagogy/andragogy, and instructional design as well as multiple technologies and modalities to build a learning experience that is engaging and enriching.
I am a people person.
Each of my positions has involved people. While not all of these positions have overtly listed customer service or training, I have taught and served in every position I have held. I pride myself on my ability to both problem-solve and teach simultaneously, meeting my colleague, client, user, faculty member, or customer where they are, solving the problem or closing the learning gap, and helping them continue to learn, grow, and thrive and acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and capabilities.