As a scholar-practitioner who is involved in many aspects of faculty development, instructional design, and video production I occupy a unique place in the Educational Technology landscape. As an instructional designer I know and understand the research behind how students learn and what teachers can do to design effective and engaging lessons in the classroom.
I wear many hats at Oklahoma State University’s Institute for Teaching and Learning Excellence, and combine elements of teaching, instructional design, educational technology, and even computer technical support into a role that impacts virtually all aspects of our campus. I am also a faculty member at OSU’s Spears School of Business where I have been teaching a Project Management class every semester since the fall of 2014. My unique skillset allows me to combine skills like video production, public speaking, graphic design, and team building to serve professors, department heads, graduate students, and even undergrads in order to advance our school’s core mission of Education, Research, and Service.
The most important thing is a person. A person who incites your curiosity and feeds your curiosity; and machines cannot do that in the same way that people can.”Steve Jobs
I work with a small, dedicated team of instructional designers and support personnel to help our faculty learn to be better teachers not just through the use of technology, but through engaging instructional practices that move beyond showing slides and handing out multiple-choice tests. My team and I design training programs ranging from one-on-one kinesthetic sessions to six-week classes that explore the scholarship of teaching and learning as well as how to leverage the power of online instruction for maximum student engagement.
The following pages contain samples of work from my career that illustrate the breadth, depth, and variety of skills that I have to help me serve those around me at Oklahoma State University as well as the rest of the world.