Michelle Edwards

Michelle Edwards

Work History

Work History
2004 - 2011

Global University

Lead Editor/Project Manager      

Partnered with subject matter experts (SMEs) to develop instructional materials from conceptualization through delivery; managed projects to ensure quality, accuracy, and style adherence; conducted substantive and technical edit of material for print and online delivery worldwide; edited organization’s self-study report for regional accreditation; utilized strategy management software for reporting on key performance indicators; monitored productivity and workflow through online management information system; maintained time-sensitive workload; reported to Director of Operations

Associate Professor       

Evaluated course content and design and proposed solutions for improvement in achieving established outcomes; performed general oversight of instruction and evaluation for college courses; served as a consultant in the process of course development or revision; completed formative and summative analysis; updated course content and objectives; assessed testing instruments and rewrote test items; collaborated with executives and directors in specialized team of faculty to make recommendations to the Academic Affairs Committee and undergraduate school; served on ad hoc committees; facilitated college writing courses

Key Achievements

  • Modernized content for new edition of undergraduate level textbook
  • Revised specialized curriculum comprising series of 18 courses, 94% of which had not been updated in a decade
  • Converted Spanish undergraduate degree program into Amazon Kindle format using Adobe InDesign
1999 - 2002

English Instructor

Nyack College

Advised students in course and program planning; appointed as faculty adviser to Student Government Association; taught developmental and advanced college writing courses; tutored students through college writing center; edited college yearbook

1996 - 1999

Adjunct Instructor/Tutor

New York City College of Technology

Graded citywide assessment test; taught essay writing to adult students in English as a Second Language and remedial programs; served as liaison in research project that studied cognitive learning among college students

Key Achievements

  • Developed instructional materials for computer-based teaching program
  • Pilot tested materials through college’s writing center



Master of Arts

Long Island University

Thesis: A loosely autobiographical novella entitled, "In My Father's House"

2004 - Present

Doctor of Education (ABD)

University of Phoenix

All But Dissertation completed.

Course work included:

Project management; program development; policy analysis and governance; ethics, transformational leadership and innovation; critical and creative thinking; comparative modeling; learning and change theories; communication strategies



Instructional design



MS Word and PowerPoint

Adobe Acrobat

Adobe InDesign

Windows applications


14+ years of teaching college writing

Professional writing and editing—technical and substantive

Proficient in instructional design, curriculum development, assessment, e-learning, project management

Skilled with Windows applications, Microsoft Office Suite; Adobe InDesign and Acrobat

Soft Skills

Instructional design models, program and course development; strategy planning and problem-solving; critical and creative thinking; adult learning theory (andragogy); initiative and dependability; congeniality and collaboration


Education is a core value to me, for education has the power to create, inspire, elevate, and transform. As a high-level educator with more than fourteen years experience writing, editing, teaching, and designing instruction, my particular distinctive blends the academic with the creative in attempts to achieve the above goals. My experiences in education have also allowed me the privilege of both front-user and end-user perspectives--as educator and as student. This dual role positions me to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in the training process and to take advantage of these indicators.


Educator with more than fourteen years experience seeks administrative position in a rewarding academic environment



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