• Commerce, TX
  • c.anne.phifer@gmail.com
Cortney "Anne" Phifer

Cortney "Anne" Phifer

Educational Technology Developer


Front end web designer, quality assurance test engineer, digital media specialist, and information schema developer all rolled into one humanities education-driven package. 

Work History

Work History

Educational Technology Developer

Feb 2015 - Present
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Promotion from LMS Support Specialist. Responsible for administrating and developing new technologies for faculty use in order to further the tenets of Teaching, Service, and Scholarship. Develops the CFEI website as well as investigates uses for the campus' digital repository, Equella, and other softwares.

Composition Instructor

Aug 2011 - Present
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Adjunct instructor for TAMU-C. Teaches online using eCollege online delivery tools. Responsible for designing the fully online curriculum currently in use in the First Year Writing Program.

LMS Support Specialist

Feb 2014 - Jan 2015
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Responsible for assisting and training faculty in the technical use of the LMS and integrated instructional technologies through training and support, as well as researching and testing educational technologies that primarily relate to the LMS.

Web Development Graduate Assistant

Jan 2013 - Dec 2013
University of Texas at Austin iSchool

Work on a variety of web development projects including: teaching HTML and CSS to undergraduates, creating and developing websites for ongoing faculty research projects, and writing white papers for those projects.

Connected Youth Intern

Mar 2013 - Sep 2013
Austin Public Library

Work with underprivileged youth in the Austin Public Library system to teach online safety, basic coding skills, computer literacy, and establish technologically forward programming. 



MSIS, In Progress

Jan 2013 - Dec 2013
University of Texas at Austin

18 Hours Complete, GPA: 4.0

Master of Arts in English

Sep 2010 - Dec 2012
Texas A&M University - Commerce

GPA: 3.93

Bachelor of Science in Playwriting

Aug 2005 - Aug 2009
Texas A&M University - Commerce

GPA: 3.8



Digital Development

Project developer for both born digital and digitized born analog projects which highlight the humanities and social sciences in the digital age. 

Web Design

Front end designer and developer, familiar with tools like Dreamweaver, Moqups, Cascade CMS, Wordpress, Notepad++. Comfortable using HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery.

Information Design

Information designer specializing in metadata organization, user tagging, 


Professional Development: 

  • Facilitated faculty writing workshops in a variety of dynamic environments
  • Developed an online collection for the Literature & Languages department for the purpose of program assessment and presented it to the faculty at their November 2015 monthly meeting.
  • Developed multiple presentations on basic web design and educational technology softwares like Adobe Suite, TurnItIn, Equella, and Digication at the CFEI Open House, October 2015
  • Created and presented a workshop at TAMUC Teaching Institute Spring 2015 on resources available for online instruction
  • Created and presented workshops through CFEI on a variety of subjects including plagiarism detection, collaborative online learning environments, synchronous versus asynchronous learning tools, and rubric creation
  • Graduate level Educational Technology courses including: Introduction to Educational Technology, Webmastering for Education and Training, and Digital Course Design and Delivery


  • Chair of Rhetoric and Composition Panel at South Central MLA Annual Conference 2014 – October 2014
  • “The Lady in the Lab: How Fairy Tales and Rhetoric Create Abjection in Online Collections” South Central MLA Annual Conference – October 2013
  • Chair of LEOCON Roundtable on YA Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Dystopia – April 2012
  • “Biotech Capital: Marxism in Divergent and The Hunger Games” Pathways Symposium - Fall 2011
  • “Feminist Fairies: A Discussion of Terry Pratchett’s Adaptations of the Witch and the Princess.” National Pop Culture Association Conference - Spring 2011
  • “The Mockingjay: Democracy and the Cost of Freedom in the Hunger Games Series” Federation Rhetoric Symposium - Spring 2011

Affiliations and Leadership Positions: 

Membership: American Library Association, Texas Library Association, Modern Language Association, Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society, Alpha Chi Honor Society

  • Drama Editor for The Mayo Review 2011-2014
  • Assistant Online Editor for The Mayo Review 2013-2014
  • Vice President of Upsilon Beta Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, National English Honor Society 2012-2013
  • Treasurer for English Graduates for Academic Development - 2012