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Instructional designer collaborating with faculty and librarians, using Desire2Learn and a variety of multimedia software, to design and develop online courses and learning objects on a variety of topics. My combination of over 10 years of web development experience, coupled with my graduate studies in instructional design and technology, provides me with unique perspective into utilization of technology for teaching and learning. I have a proven background of successfully managing all facets of project development, from initial design to deployment and client management. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and can effectively communicate to senior management, technicians and non-technical end users. Open to interesting discussions on the topic of web development, educational technology and social media and am always looking for interesting collaborative projects.

Work experience

May 2010Present

Instructional Designer

Marquette University - Raynor Libraries
  • Collaborate with faculty and librarians, using Desire2Learn and a variety of multimedia software, to design and develop online courses and learning objects on a variety of topics.
Jul 2009Apr 2010

Project Specialist

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee - Great Lakes WATER Institute
  • Collaborate with freshwater scientists and professional educators to create online learning modules and instructional websites to present outreach opportunities that advance science research.
  • Create instructional videos explaining the tools and methods of freshwater research with Final Cut Express, LiveType and GarageBand.
  • Utilize instructional technologies such as Adobe Presenter and video conferencing to enhance science education modules for grades K-Gray.
Aug 2003Oct 2009

Assistant Director of Communications/Website

University of California, Irvine - Bren School of ICS
  • Provided project leadership for a 10-month redesign of the school’s Website, including production timetable, statusreporting, client/project team coordination and quality assurance.
  • Initiated and implemented Web-based systems for faculty to update their online profile, a course listing system for the Student Affairs Office, a business card order form for the Communications Office and an online job listing board allowing local companies to recruit students.
  • Acted as a liaison between the Dean, department chairs and managers regarding Website related issues and improvements and worked with the school’s director of communications on branding and content for the Website.
  • Performed daily Website maintenance activities, such as creating and editing pages, updating news items, creating web graphics.
  • Managed the school’s social media efforts including the YouTube page (, alumni blog ( and Twitter account (
  • Collaborated with University Advancement on online e-solicitation, including development and distribution via email to over 6,000 alumni.
  • Conducted usability study of the school’s Website with local high school students.
  • Wrote profiles of students and alumni that are displayed on the school Website and used in various school publications. 
  • Developed and presented training materials on usage of various systems such as the online calendar and staff directory system.
  • Administered computers and an Apple XServe in the communications lab; conducted user management; server/client software installations and maintenance, security and system backups.
  • Collaborated with instructional staff on utilizing Camtasia Studio to capture a quarter of ICS 21 lectures. Edited the lectures and created a Website so students could access the lectures.
  • Developed and presented training materials on usage of various systems such as the online calendar and staff directory system.
  • Managed the LCD screens in Donald Bren Hall, including the creation of digital signage using Flash, photo slide shows and Power Point presentations of faculty research.
Aug 2001Dec 2002

Assistant Director, New Media Center

Marquette University - College of Communication

  • Collaborated with various departments on campus to provide Website solutions including development and management of Websites and web-based systems.
  • Initiated and implemented a content management system utilizing MySQL, PHP and Apache that allowed for dynamic updated and editing of content for the College of Communication's Urban Journalism Workshop.
  • Responsible for high level troubleshooting of PC and Mac subcomponents and peripherals including system boards, power supplies, disk drives, printers, monitors, hard drive controllers, video cards, memory, etc.
  • In charge of maintaining a general purpose computer lab of 15 PC and Mac machines.


Aug 2005May 2007

Master of Science

This program included in-depth training in adult learning, organizational dynamics and team-building and provided me an opportunity to create a portfolio of e-learning modules. 

Aug 1999Dec 2002

Bachelor of Arts


Final Cut Studio 2
Microsoft Office Suite
Word, Powerpoint, Excel
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Fireworks
Adobe Flash
Adobe Dreamweaver

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Information Technology Management

University of California Irvine Extension

Java Programming Certificate

University of California Irvine Extension

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer 2000 (MCSE)


Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator 2000 (MCSA)


Linux Professional Institute Certification Level 1 (LPIC 1)

Linux Professional Institute

Network Plus (Net+)


A Plus Certified Technician (A+)