Work experience

Work experience
Jan 2010 - Present

Instructional Strategist

American Public University System

Manage the instructional design and curriculum development process across programs anddisciplines, integrating effective online andragogy and best practices into course design. Leadand collaborate with both internal and external instructional design teams to develop new andupdate existing courses so they comply with institutional standards and achieve desired studentlearning outcomes. Provide guidance at the institutional level and effectively articulate theadvantages and disadvantages of various development techniques and principles for onlineprograms and courses under development. Establish team milestones, objectives anddeliverables to meet the Instructional Design and Development team mission goals.

Sep 2008 - Jan 2010

Senior Instructional Designer for Online Learning

SUNY Learning Network

Provided instructional design direction and support to campus-based instructional designers,faculty, and program initiatives. Evaluated and improved the faculty development process,moving theory to practice by interpreting, implementing, disseminating, and refining bestpractices in online and blended instruction. Designed and delivered face-to-face and Webbasedtraining for beginning and experienced faculty, incorporating andragogical andheutagogical principles into the creation of training materials and delivery of workshops. Actedas system liaison to Eduventures, providing a supporting framework for system-wide evaluationand research initiatives. Monitored course quality through evaluation and implementation ofestablished rubrics. Tracked the instructional design development process, monitor ongoingcourses, and troubleshoot problems in applied instructional technologies. Developed andmonitored new initiatives and programs related to the support of best practices in instructionaldesign.

2001 - Sep 2008

Instructional Technologist

Directed all instructional technologies related to distance education. Researched, evaluated and implemented solutions for use in online courses and course components. Provided support to University Without Walls students and faculty to facilitate online communication. Worked closely with faculty to translate pedagogical approaches into individualized course Web interfaces. Identified and researched industry trends in online and blended learning. Provided system administration support for all technology related to the delivery of online courses. Developed and delivered the Summer Faculty Institute, a weeklong faculty workshop on pedagogical approaches to online learning. Designed and implemented an academic Web portal to interface with Oracle applications. Promoted University Without Walls through presentations and workshops at national and international conferences. Served as the lead representative of online learning at Skidmore at regional, national and international conferences as well as campus committee meetings.

1998 - 2001

Coordinator of Documentation and Training

Managed the design, implementation and distribution of computer training and support materials. Researched and explored new approaches to user training and computer-user interaction. Worked with Human Resources to evaluate performance objectives and provide enhanced learning opportunities across campus. Worked closely with the faculty, providing consultation, training and technical support in planning and developing online instructional materials. Worked closely with University Without Walls faculty and staff to further the integration of technology into the distance education program. Provided a free flowing exchange of information pertaining to the Web and new media through featured seminars. Provided general support for administrators, support staff and students in Web development and design; instructional technology; office applications; communications software and utilities. Developed and delivered in-depth programs, including the Summer Faculty Institute, January Administrative Institute and Faculty Web Workshop. Taught technology applications and information design to students in the Mathematics and Computer Science, English, Biology, Philosophy and Religion, Classics and Business departments.

1997 - 1998

Graphics Specialist and Information Architect

Documentation Strategies

Was responsible for all consulting relating to new media and informational graphics. Designed and produced publications and presentations; including annual reports, manuals, marketing material, books, signage and online documentation. Developed graphic style guides and procedures manuals for internal and external materials. Designed training materials, including online courseware and multimedia presentations. Designed structure and presentation of Web sites and online information. Coordinated proposal negotiation with clients, external vendors and outside contractors. Clients included New York State Division of the Budget, The New York State Museum, New York State Historical Archives, Krackeler Scientific and Empire Corporate Federal Credit Union.

1988 - 1997

Senior Graphics and Publications Specialist

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Coordinated design and production of publications, including the Annual Report, quarterly Economic Policy Review, Quarterly Performance Report, and monthly economic newsletter. Provided new design ideas and supported ongoing projects from concept to completion. Developed structure, content and design for internal and external Web sites. Worked with all areas of the Bank, coordinating and cataloging all content used in publications. Worked with outside printers and vendors on the production of publications, including commissioning artwork and obtaining bids for service.  Managed creative staff, writing performance appraisals and developing training strategies. Provided senior management with monthly budget analysis and employee time report. Served on system-wide planning committee, developing the conference agenda and course structure for the National Editors and Designers annual conference. Acted as conference Chair, 1995 and 1996.




Jul 2009 - Present

Adobe Certified Associate