Ph.D. - 2007
Curriculum & Instruction: Educational Technology
Dissertation Title: Computer Anxiety and Web-based Course Management Systems: Does Design Matter?
M.A. - 1995
Central Michigan University
B.A.A. - 1991
Central Michigan University
Organizational Communication & Family Life and Human Sexuality
Administrative & Technical Experience
Smeal College of Business - Penn State University
January 2015 - Present
Assistant Dean for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
Interim Chief Information Officer (CIO) (2017)
Director of Instructional Design, eLearning Design and Innovation Group (eLDIG) (2015 - 2017)
Provide leadership and vision for the technology and instrutional needs of the College. Represent the College across the University commmunity
Arizona Area Health Educational Centers (AHEC) Program, University of Arizona
January 2002 - May 2005
Managed contracts with external evaluation agencies. Assisted in grant writing. Supervised technology and program implementation staff. Coordinated evaluation efforts throughout the statewide program. Maintained and improved current web-based applications for program evaluation and implementation.
Program Director, Information Management and Technology-Assisted Innovations
Created a web-based application for oversight and compliance for federal and state funding sources that integrated multiple program activities into meaningful and useful output. Supervised technology staff. Developed on-line evaluation tools to provide more efficient data collection and program planning.
Distance Learning Specialist
Developed and deployed distance learning initiatives and two-way interactive video conferencing system; administrated web, database; and streaming media servers, prepared for emerging technologies.
Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
May 2000 - April 2002
Duties included the creation and maintenance of the departmental website, administration of web and media servers and course management system, multimedia development, staff training, supervision of graduate students. Developer of CMme (Course Management made easy)©.
School of Sciences, Humanities, & Visual Communications - Pennsylvania College of Technology
January 2012 - January 2015
Assistant Professor of Web & Interactive Media
BIM100 – Interactive Media in the Digital Age. Study of social media as a tool for personal, professional, and business communication, advertising, and marketing. Students utilize various social media tools; creating and sharing content and collaborating on group campaigns using social media for social change.
BWM150 – Introduction to Web Page Development. Introductory coverage of the Internet and online Web technologies. Skills learned include how to plan, create, and maintain static Web pages with a focus on the use of CSS and HTML5.
BWM160 – Introduction to Scripting and Databases. Introduction to scripting languages necessary to build a client-server application. Emphasis on procedural programming concepts and data manipulation concepts.
BWM252 – Mastering Web Design Tools and Technologies. Theory and application in current industry-standard technologies required by Web design professionals, including creating wireframes and mock-ups, and the use of content management systems.
BWM254 – Advanced Web Design Practices. Advanced study of the practices and standards used in the Mobile First perspective of Web design. Students develop responsive websites focusing on delivery of content to multiple devices.
BWM456 – Device Development. Exploration of recent development strategies for mobile devices. Course work includes analysis of traditional vs. handheld interfaces, user interface design, and touch interfaces.
BWM498 – Senior Capstone. Capstone experience that provides an opportunity to develop an independent project, with faculty direction, including research, analysis, discussion, execution, and presentation of a final project. The faculty member served as both the project client and capstone supervisor.
CSC124 – Information, Technology, and Society. Topics include access, evaluation, and use of digital information, ethical and security implications of information use and storage; human-computer interactions.
School of Education - Indiana University South Bend
August 2005 - December 2011
Lecturer of Educational Technology
EDUC-F100 – Introduction to Teaching. Provided a general introduction to the teaching profession and to various styles of learning. Students explored educational careers, teacher preparation and professional expectations as well as requirements for teacher certification.
EDUC-F201 – Exploring the Personal Demands of Teaching. Focused on learning interpersonal communication skills in a small group setting. Students demonstrated observation, active listening, self-disclosure, and feedback skills in relation to teaching.
EDUC-R503 – Instructional Media Applications. Topics included: Integration of technology within the K-12 classroom, concept mapping, word processing, spreadsheets, web development, databases, multimedia development, pedagogical knowledge, and critical thinking required to appropriately utilize the power of computers and related technologies to enhance the K-12 learning environment.
EDUC-W200 – Using Computers in Education. Topics include: Integration of technology within the K-12 classroom, concept mapping, word processing, spreadsheets, web development, databases, multimedia development, digital photography, and the use of Web 2.0 tools.
Educational Technology - Purdue University
August 1998 - May 2000
EDCI 271 – Classroom Applications of Educational Technology. Instructed multiple sections of the course. Topics included: Integration of educational technology within K-12 classrooms, examining web-based resources and video case studies. The course was designed to provide a discussion setting for students to examine current and future issues surrounding technology integration.
EDCI 270 Lecture – Introduction to Educational Technology and Computing. Topics included: Foundations of educational technology, integration of instructional design, media, computers and related technologies within the classroom setting. Team taught with Jim Lehman, Ph.D.
EDCI 560 – Microcomputer Application for Education and Training. This course was taught to in-service teachers at Crawfordsville High School and Happy Hollow Elementary School. Topics included: Instructional design, implementation and management of technology in instructional environments, use of hypermedia. Team taught with Tim Newby, Ph.D.
Responsible for server administration and maintenance for web and file servers, hardware and software installation and maintenance, website creation and maintenance, training and supervision of graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants.
Graduate Teaching Assistant
EDCI 270 – Introduction to Educational Technology and Computing. Instructed the lab component of the course. Topics included: Instructional design, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, hypermedia, HTML, use of the World Wide Web, and preplanning.
EDCI 560 – Microcomputer Application for Education and Training. Instructed the lab component of the course. Topics included: Instructional design, implementation and management of technology in instructional environments, use of the World Wide Web, and hypermedia.
Mid-Michigan Community College - Harrison, Michigan
March 1993 - August 1995
SPE 101 – Fundamentals of Communication. Topics included: Interpersonal communication, public speaking, interviewing, small group communication, leadership, interpersonal relationships, family roles, verbal communication, nonverbal communication, self esteem, perceptions, and self disclosure.
SPE 115 – Small Group. Topics included: Small group communication, systems theory, leadership, organizational communication, rules theory, problem solving, group cohesion, and information management.
Central Michigan University - Mount Pleasant, Michigan
August 1991 - December 1994
Graduate Teaching Assistant
SDA 101 – Introduction to Interpersonal Communication. Topics included: Communication process, communication competency, verbal communication, nonverbal communication, processing, self esteem, listening, audience adaptation, public speaking, interpersonal relationships, family structure, family communication, systems theory, rules theory, and social penetration theory.