Work experience

Work experience

English teacher, public schools

Early Career, 1970s to 1985

Prior to 1985 I taught English and reading, grades 5/6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12, at public middle and secondary schools in Boiling Springs, PA; Newport, NH; and Norwich, VT.

2010 - Present

Senior Program Officer


As NITLE evolved under new leadership toward an emphasis on its role as institute and thought leader for smaller institutions, I took on the role of developing initiatives in the social sciences, with a particular initial focus on assessment. In this role, I organized and led two components of NITLE Camp at DePauw University in June 2010, one the workshop "Learning-Centered Assessment: Ideas for Inquiry and Student Success" and the other a community meeting on assessment.

Jun 2011 - Present

Program Officer

Next Generation Learning Challenges, an initiative of Educause

Next Generation Learning Challenges is a collaborative, multi-year grant program aimed at dramatically increasing college readiness and completion through applied technology. Organizations partnering with EDUCAUSE in this initiative include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, the League for Innovation in the Community College, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). With NGLC staff colleagues, I participate in grant writing and management, reporting to funders, and coordination among partner organizations, and I organize, manage, and disseminate the lessons learned through NGLC's initiatives.

Jan 2006 - Apr 2010

Director of Professional Development Programs


From January 2006 to August 2010, I was responsible for NITLE's professional development programs, which offered NITLE campuses opportunities for faculty and academic support staff to grow and work together as innovative and effective users of curricular technologies. In support of these programs I worked with other NITLE staff and with faculty and staff at participating campuses to develop, coordinate, facilitate, and lead NITLE's face to face conferences, workshops, and programs delivered in real time on the web via multipoint interactive videoconferencing (MIV), managing a team of other staff engaged in these efforts. I also served as staff lead for some of NITLE's in-person programs, including the 2010 NITLE Summit in New Orleans.

Jan 2002 - Dec 2005


Midwest Instructional Technology Center

During its four-year period of operation, I led the Midwest Instructional Technology Center (MITC), one of the regional precursors of NITLE. MITC offered opportunities for professional development, shared pilots of technologies, and inter-institutional collaboration with curricular technologies to 26 liberal arts colleges in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota. We coordinated our efforts with those of the two other regional technology centers, one at Southwestern University and the other at Middlebury College. The initiative was supported by generous grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

PowerPoint presentation on MITC from Midwest Edcause Regional Conference, March 2003

Jun 1994 - Dec 2001

Assistant Director

Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System (IHETS)

As assistant director at IHETS, a state-supported consortium of public and private higher education institutions to enable shared networks, I worked with community members and campus leaders to help participating campuses to understand, use, and make their employees familiar with the possibilities of high-speed Internet connections for educational purposes, including the development of online courses.

1986 - 1994

Humanities Computing

I helped to establish and then managed a support office for humanities division faculty and staff at a time when campuses were beginning to take advantage of personal computers to improve research, instruction, and administration.