Work History

Work History
Jan 2009 - Present

Advisor II: English and Reading

Florida State College at Jacksonville
  • Supervised Operations of Communications Lab
  • Assessment and Improvement of On-Site and Web-Based Services
  • Student Tutoring, Testing, and Assessment
  • Tutor Scheduling
  • Creation of Student Success Seminars
  • Student Writing Assistance
  • MLA and APA Formatting Guidance

Improved Lab processes by updating learning resources, standardizing print materials, creating a virtual Communications Lab, and creating interactive learning media to improve student learning outcomes. Additional projects included helping with development of the new Florida State College at Jacksonville Library Learning Commons website and participating in ongoing content strategy and planning for that website. Other projects included collaboration with the DWC Television studio in the creation of short video modules designed to teach reading comprehension concepts.

Aug 2008 - Present

Adjunct Professor

Florida Community College @ Jacksonville
  • In-Class Lectures
  • Online Interaction
  • Curriculum Development
  • Student Conferences
  • Student Skill Assessment
  • Facilitation of Hybrid In-Class and Online Delivery

Instructor of LIT 2000 and ENC 0025, both face-to-face and online.

2006 - Present

Contributing Writer

Entertaining U
  • Music Reviews
  • Artist Interviews
  • Feature Articles

Write feature articles, music reviews, and interviews. Pieces have covered national recording artists in the field of modern classical, alt-country, and independent music, including John Chiu, Joan LaBarbara, Bill Callahan, The Cadets, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

Jan 2010 - Present

Social Networks and Lifestyle Integration Program Coordinator

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Responsible for maintenance and growth of Open Campus social media presences and campaigns. Production of digital media and content for use in LMS, campus website, and campus-specific blogs. Assist faculty and students in the use of technology in the classroom through enrichment sessions and tutorials. Work to increase student-faculty-campus engagement and all permutations therein.

Oct 2004 - Dec 2008

Copy Editor

Web.com
  • Copy Editing & Revision
  • Advanced Copywriting
  • Review of Design Layouts
  • Digital Image Manipulation
  • Co-Creation of Training Materials

Proofed websites for spelling, grammar, formatting, and structure. Reviewed website layout, meta information, colors, and image placement for consistency and adherence to Style Guide. Responsible for total quality control before websites went live. Trained new copywriters and designers on quality standards. Cowrote, designed, and edited Style Guides for the training of designers and copywriters. Contributed to writing and editing of instructional materials for proprietary design software (NetObjects Fusion).

Jul 2004 - Dec 2008

Copywriter

Web.com
  • Copywriting for Web
  • Content Strategy
  • Web Layout & Design
  • Keyword Choice and Creation of Meta Information

Wrote a variety of business-specific ad copy for placement on websites, as well technical writing for software manuals. Chose effective keyword phrases, created meta information, and created keyword-rich copy designed to drive traffic to a website. Using industry usability guidelines, organized layouts, headlines, copy, images, and navigation to optimize user interaction with websites.

Skills

Skills

Instructional Design/Technical Writing

Experience creating interactive learning objects for use on the Web to include videocasts, Flash objects, SoftChalk interactive lessons, and Captivate/Camtasia interactive quizzes. Creation of online learning community for the FCCJ South Campus Communications Lab. Experience writing and designing instructional materials for web design software end-users. Experience designing training materials for professional copywriters and editors.

English Language Instruction

Experience instructing and tutoring developmental and non-native English students in writing, grammar, and general communications. Experience offering guidance and developing study guides in the areas of MLA and APA formatting.

Audio Recording and Editing

Experience recording and editing audio in Logic, GarageBand, and Audacity.

Multimedia Production

Experience manipulating digital images, shooting and editing video, creating blogs, podcasts, and vodcasts. Experienced with Photoshop, Final Cut, Captivate, Camtasia, ViewLetCam, SoftChalk Lesson Builder, Flash, GIMP, Publisher, Dreamweaver, and FrontPage.

Video Recording and Editing

Experience shooting with the Panasonic DVX-100A and Canon GL1 & 2. Experience editing video footage using Final Cut Pro, iMovie, and Moviemaker.

Writing for the Web

Experience writing website copy and 508-compliant meta information to optimize usability and searchability on the Web.

Education

Education
Aug 2004 - May 2008

Master's

http://www.unf.edu

Focused on literarature and theory as they relate to digital media.

Summary

I'm an education professional inspired by the intersection between learning and technology. In my current position, I work to open communication and increase interaction between online students and their instructors via synchronous and asynchronous digital media tools. I am also responsible for all campus digital presences, and am currently working to create a new, user-friendly and interactive site to attract new students and provide resources to existing students. I also work to educate online faculty on how to use social media in the classroom. Community outreach is another of my responsibilities, and recent projects include the Seeds of Change summer teen work program, a project-based, digital literacy initiative. Other current projects include a partnership with Beaver Street Enterprise Center, a local small business incubator, to provide a series of workshops on the use of social media in the business environment.

Interest

Literary theory, learning theory, cultural and new media studies, language in general, minimalist music, low-fi music recording, movies, pattern recognition, short fiction, long fiction, poetry, yoga, Pilates, running.