About

Who I Am

With boundless enthusiasm, a good sense of humor, proven leadership skills and an open-mind, my passion for learning and teaching is never-ending. I am not only a learning coach to students but to fellow instructors and the general public ranging from Microsoft applications to Adobe Creative Suite to HTML and Programming. I stay current in my craft and focus on implementing innovation and creative thinking in others while developing lifelong understanding.

My motivation to teach comes from a desire to help others and to see  the students gratification as they learn new concepts. I believe teaching is not about instructing or imparting information to individuals but to fill their minds with not only my knowledge, rather, teaching is empowering students to take responsibility for their own learning, inspiring them to grow intellectually by providing opportunities and clarifying values.
  
  • Teaching/Curriculum Development

Area of Expertise

  • Instructional Design
  • Graphics/Web Design (Adobe Suite)
  • Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Canvas, Captivate, Moodle...)
  • MOS Certified (Excel, Word 2016) (PowerPoint, Outlook 2010)
    I am currently working on my PhD in Computer Science from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. I also hold a MS in Higher Education from California State, Hayward, CA.  I hold a BS in Secondary Technical Education from Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI. My teaching background ranges from K-12 to college instructor. 
     
    I am an adjunct Information System faculty member and Blackboard LMS designer at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan for the last 6 years. Prior to working at Ferris State University I taught/designed courses for 10 years in Information Systems for Baker College of Cadillac and Muskegon Michigan. My responsibilities include a wide-range of classes including Business Management Systems, Graphic Design (Adobe Suite), HTML, Microsoft Applications, PHP and Java Programming, Technology and Society and Web Design. I am a corporate and faculty training in such disciplines as Blackboard, Canvas, Microsoft and Social Media.
      
     

    I am experienced as a Corporate Trainer focusing on Microsoft Applications. I can work a room full of people or one-on-one. I  conduct classes for groups or organizations either onsite or arrange to utilize a college computer lab.

    Education & Work Experience

    Project Experience

      I design esign and produce a variety of web, print, and multimedia projects—including work for Kmart, Spartan Stores, and more.  Develop and facilitate training in various areas of instructional technology design and use. Develop and conduct faculty workshops and one-on-one training on topics such as educational technology, integrating technology into the curriculum, distance learning strategies, and the instructional design process.

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