Dynamic and creative educational professional providing strategic and operational leadership to maximize student success through effective use and development of innovative curriculum, assessment methods, instructional techniques, and technologies in all classroom environments: traditional or adult learners in campus, hybrid or distance learning spaces. Innovatively apply creative, analytical problem-solving skills to achieve short- and long-term institutional goals while being a strong, effective advocate for faculty, staff and student interests. Effective leader, team builder and change agent with a social collaborative management philosophy. Excellent communication, interpersonal, technical and strategic planning skills with the ability to share vision and inspiration with others as an innovative influence. Particular areas of experience:
- Educational Assessment & Program Evaluation
- Strategic Planning & Institutional Effectiveness
- Instructional Innovation
- Distance Learning
- Technology Mediated Instruction
- Emerging Instructional Technologies
- Pedagogy & Adult Learning Theory
- Professional Development Management
An effective leader exhibits integrity, respect, innovation, and accountability. Integrity through unconditional honesty underpins the trust that is necessary for working relationships to flourish. Respect and sincere appreciation for others enables meaningful collaboration and valued interpersonal relationships. Innovation drives proficiency and excellence in the organization and in the classroom. Accountability requires careful decision-making and fosters a sense of ownership. An effective leader must listen intentionally to colleagues and students; communicate openly and transparently; learn and improve continuously; accept and share constructive criticism; involve others in the decision-making process; exhibit responsibility for and ownership of his commitments and decisions; and facilitate the success of colleagues and students. The result is a social collaborative environment in which everyone shares a vision through which institutional objectives are achieved and individuals find professional success and personal satisfaction.
Director, Curriculum Development, Innovation & Assessment
a comprehensive Community College, October 2010 to Current
Support direction of college efforts to develop, maintain, evaluate and continuously improve college curriculum through assessment of general education and technical programs in accordance with state and local policies and guidelines. Advise faculty and instructional leadership in efforts to use data to assess and improve student achievement of learning outcomes at the institutional, program and course levels through pedagogical, curricular and program revision. Direct and manage projects to research, evaluate and implement innovations to enhance teaching and learning. Current projects include:
- Directing continuous improvement of program review process including refinement of program review standards, re/development of evaluation instruments, data collection, research and analysis in collaboration with research office and campus instructional leaders.
- Supporting development of institutional, multi-campus assessment procedures including data collection, research, analysis and reporting methods.
- Facilitating curricular changes to support computer literacy of community college learners. Collaborating with instructional leaders and faculty to redefine computer literacy, to align technical and academic curriculum and student learning outcomes, and to develop an institutional computer literacy exam.
- Managing the re-implementation of an institutional wide survey system through which institutional survey research is conducted (CoursEval) including end of course instructional evaluation surveys.
- Working within the Committee on Articulation Agreements, managing re-development of information and marketing of articulation agreements with higher education institutions.
another comprehensive Community College, August 2006 to Current
Professionally trained instructional designer with technology (ITSC/COSC) and education (EDUC) credentials. Currently teaching online COSC 1401 Introduction to Computers. Engage learners through active and collaborative learning environment in which skills are learned and applied via authentic learning experiences. Possess extensive Blackboard experience including Lone Star College Distance Learning Certification and Blackboard Angel certification. Online course COSC 1401 Introduction to Computers received Quality Matters recognition and a Blackboard Catalyst Award for Exemplary Courses.
Director, Training and Professional Development
a comprehensive Community College, September 2006 to September 2010
Direct the daily and strategic operations of the Training and Professional Development group supporting faculty integration of appropriate emerging technologies into College learning environments and facilitating general technology training for 1300+ full time employees. Supervise four training professionals to design, develop and deliver training topics focused on MS Office, Enterprise Management System (Banner), classroom applications of technology, and new technologies. Projects managed/directed:
- Learner computer literacy skills needs assessment and data collection including pre/posttest administration of skills assessment to over 350 learners in 31 classes across three campuses; report to general education task force regarding possible curricular changes to increase student success and retention.
- With support of VPI Council, design of ACAdemic, a comprehensive faculty development program focused on educational technology and contemporary learning theories and strategies serving as primary online faculty certification requirement.
- Evaluation and implementation of learning technologies: digital whiteboard solutions, audience response systems, multi-user virtual environment (Second Life), social/collaborative internet applications, pod/screen/lecture-casting and educational games.
Faculty/Director, Educational Technology Support Services
a comprehensive Community College, August 2002 to September 2006
Direct the strategic and daily operations of the Interactive Learning Center, a 65,000 square foot facility with 21 technology mediated classrooms, and a department of 9 full time and 14 part time staff members. Administer ~$420,000 annual departmental budget to: direct instructional design services supporting face-to-face, blended and distance learning technologies; provide training for administrative and instructional technologies; offer audio-visual equipment and multimedia design services campus wide; and supervise all computer labs and technology mediated classrooms on campus.
- Developed quantitatively and qualitatively research-based strategic plan for cost-effective transition of technology supported instruction to the Interactive Learning Center including realignment of departmental budget; compared to other campuses, managed 33% administrative cost savings and 20% operational cost savings.
- Negotiated with faculty the implementation of research-based guidelines to ensure quality of instruction via alternative delivery methods.
a comprehensive Community College, March 2002 to August 2002
Educational Assessment & Technology
Consultant, August 2001 to Current
Training Specialist Intern
Compaq Corporation, June 2001 to August 2001
Barbers Hill I.S.D., August 1994 to August 2001
Ph.D. Educational Psychology
Texas A&M University, May 2011
Research focused on computer literacy skills of community college learners; directed administration of pre/posttest computer literacy skills assessment to over 350 learners in 31 classes across three campuses. Additional research interests include institutional integration of technology into learning environments, distance learning course and program evaluation, assessment of learner discourse in online learning environments, computer-mediated communication in learning environments, and multi-user virtual environments.
M.S. Instructional Technology
University of Houston Clear Lake , August 2001
Baylor University, May 1994
M.S. Instructional Technology, University of Houston Clear LakeJun 1999 – Aug 2001
B.A. English, Baylor University – WacoAug 1990 – May 1994