“You cannot change how someone thinks, but you can give them a tool to use which will lead them to think differently.”
R. Buckminster Fuller
eLearning Developer | Instructional Designer | Consultant
I am a designer at heart.
Design is about working to solve ill-structured problems (those are the interesting ones!). I truly believe that all problems are design problems, which means that all solutions are design solutions!
I enjoy designing learning experiences, performance solutions, visual elements, web spaces, interactions, scenarios, workspaces, business processes, and more.
For more than ten years, I have been practicing and teaching Instructional Design. Throughout that time, I have gained extensive experience with a variety of tools, processes, and approaches for designing effective training and instructional systems geared toward improving performance in any organization. Additionally, I’ve led organization-wide technology integration projects, consulted and trained hundreds,
and designed, delivered, and reviewed dozens of courses to improve standards of instruction.
I am an advocate for human-centered design, and believe that balancing systems and processes between organizational, technological, and human needs produces the most effective and longest lasting results.
I completed a Ph.D. in Instructional Design & Development in 2014 in order to help me think more deeply about the challenges facing organizations, and to build a more extensive toolbox for solving them. I have shared this experience with others through teaching students at all levels and in all modalities, and publishing extensively on these topics in scholarly journals.
I have received several awards, including the Charles M. Reigeluth Emerging Researcher Award in 2019 for my research in systems thinking and diffusions of innovations, and a student-selected Faculty Mentor Award in 2020 in recognition of my mentorship of students outside of the classroom. In 2009, I was selected as favorite instructor campus-wide.
- Instructional Design
- eLearning Authoring
- Graphic Design
- Web Development
- Video & Media Creation
- Audio Engineering
- Project Management
- Teaching & Training (Live & Virtual)
- Analysis & Evaluation
- Design & Development
- Technical & Copy Writing
Degrees, Certifications, and Self-Directed Learning
I have also completed the Applying the QM Rubric, Designing Your Online Course, and Designing Your Blended Course offerings from Quality Matters since 2014.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration:
Entrepreneurship, Psychology Minor
University of South Alabama: 2008
Doctor of Philosophy:
Instructional Design & Development
University of South Alabama: 2014