Work History

Work History
Jun 2014 - Present

Instructional Systems Designer

Harkcon, Inc. @ U.S. Coast Guard Base Aviation Training Center

1. Consultation and recommendations to customers on innovative training solutions.

2. Design, development, and delivery of curriculum for U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Training Center.

3. Create asynchronous and synchronous instruction designed for a distributed learning environment.

4. Work with instructors, SMEs, instructional technologists and multimedia developers for distributed learning solutions.

5. Create storyboards, scripts, scenario-based instruction, and other advanced learning strategies for review and approval by the lead ISDs to meet the needs of the learners.

6. Perform the actual detailed development of courseware, as well as product testing, and maintenance.

Aug 2012 - Jun 2014

Instructional Designer

University of South Alabama - Innovation in Learning Center

1. Collaborates and consults with faculty and staff on the effective use of instructional design strategies, web-based resources, multimedia technologies, and instructional software and systems to improve teaching for online delivery. 

2. Serves as project manager for course development of online courses in Sakai to include discussion forums, assessments, announcements, grade book, lessons, and resources incorporating electronic media and documents.

3. Evaluates the instructional effectiveness of programs, courses, and training products through using a Quality Matters rubric or other assessment tools.

4. Plans, develops, and teaches faculty and staff workshops and other activities in areas of instructional design.

5. Researches and evaluates new and emerging technologies and instructional design theories.

6. Provides recommendations on the strategic, tactical and operational issues associated with the development of new instructional technology to support online and blended courses.  

7. Creates and edit multimedia, documents, course content, etc. in current learning management system (Sakai).

8. Assists faculty with LMS questions or issues that arise within their course (gradebook, lessons, assignments, tests and quizzes, etc.).

1992 - 2013

Production Control Clerk/UH-60 Blackhawk Mechanic

U.S. Army - Retired

1. An Army production control clerk compiles and records production data for military units, including material use, work volume, quality control, and individual personal productivity. The position calculates production rates, prepares internal reports, and provides units with scheduling and project status updates.

2. The UH-60 Helicopter Repairer is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on UH-60 helicopters (also known as 'Black Hawk' helicopters).

Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:

1. Removes and installs airplane subsystem assemblies such as engines, rotors, gearboxes, transmissions, mechanical flight controls and their components. Services and lubricates aircraft and subsystems. Prepares aircraft for inspections and maintenance checks. Performs scheduled inspections and assists in performing special inspections. Performs limited maintenance operational checks and assists in diagnosing and troubleshooting aircraft subsystems using special tools and equipment as required. Uses and performs operator maintenance on tools, special tools and aircraft ground support equipment. Prepares forms and records related to aircraft maintenance. Performs air crew member duties.

2. Provides technical guidance to subordinate personnel. Performs operational checks and scheduled inspections. Diagnoses and troubleshoots malfunctions in aircraft subsystems.

2011 - 2012

High School English Teacher

Mobile County Public School System

1.Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.2Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.3. Prepare course materials such as syllabus, homework assignments, and handouts.4.Prepare and deliver lessons to students on topics such as poetry, novel structure, grammar, writing, and translation and adaptation.5.Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.6Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.

7Leadership Team and Problem Solving Team (PST) co-chair

8. Member of the Parent and Teacher Organization (PTO)

2007 - 2011

High School English Teacher

Clayton County Public School System

1.Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.2.Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.3.Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.4.Prepare and deliver lessons to students on topics such as poetry, novel structure, grammar, writing and translation and adaptation.5.Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.6.Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.

7. Leadership team, department chair, and grade level team leader. 

8.Member of the Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA)

9. Teach 7th and 8th Grade Gifted Literature courses.

2000 - 2001

English Teacher/Speech Teacher

Clarksville Academy

1.Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.2.Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.3.Prepare course materials such as syllabus, homework assignments, and handouts.4.Prepare and deliver lessons to students on topics such as poetry, novel structure, grammar, writing, and translation and adaptation of literature.5.Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.6.Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.

Education

Education
2012 - Present

PhD Foundational Tract

University of South Alabama

Doctoral Foundational Tract (Master's level) will be complete Fall 2014. Courses successfully completed in program:

Learning Tools, Instructional Design, Project Coordination, Psy Prin Learning, Performance Systems Tech, Instructional Strategies, Trends and Issues in IDD, Educ Research and Evaluation.

Skills

Skills

Canvas

Completed training for Canvas LMS through Lynda.com

Blackboard LMS

Completed training for Blackboard LMS through Lynda.com

Outlook

Outlook email and calendar system is an efficient way to schedule workshops, professional development and appointments with your colleagues. Invitations are sent, accepted and or declined with immediate notifications. 

Cloud-based Programs

Google Drive, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Dropbox, Flickr, email, file and media storage

Photoshop

Photoshop can be used to edit photos to embed in a given course to enhance the learning experience. 

Camtasia Relay

Camtasia Relay can be used to record lectures, audio assisted Power Points, and screencasts that engage the learners to the content of a given course. 

Camtasia Studio

Camtasia Studio can be used to record podcasts, lectures, etc. in an educational environment to engage the learner to the instructor and content of the course. 

Copier/Scanner/Fax

Fax Machine

Data Entry/Typing

Type 45 - 50 wpm

Microsoft Office

  Word: Working with Text, Working with Paragraphs, Working with Documents, Managing Files, Using Tables, Working with Pictures and Charts, Collaborating with Workgroups (tracking and comments)   PowerPoint: Creating a Presentation, Modifying a Presentation, Working with Text, Working with Visual Elements, Customizing a Presentation, Creating Output, Delivering a Presentation, Managing Files   Excel: Working with Cells, Working with Files, Formatting Worksheets, Page Setup and Printing, Working with Worksheets and Workbooks, Working with Formulas and Functions, Using Charts and Objects, Importing and Exporting Data, and Using Templates  

Certifications

Certifications

Sakai

University of South Alabama Innovation in Learning Center

Quality Matters

Quality Matters Program

English 6-12

Alabama

English 6-12

Georgia