Work experience

Work experience
Jan 2013 - Present

District Director, eLearning Technologies

Cuyahoga Community College

• Leads a team of five educational technology professionals with the dual purpose of eLearning operational support and driving cutting-edge, innovative projects.

• Provides strategic direction for college-wide eLearning projects including initiating and leading a college-wide project to evaluate and transition to a new Learning Management System (LMS), collaborates as a member of a team of executives and administrators responsible for an academic technology integration strategic plan (1Student1Record), and initiates and leads cutting-edge projects including MOOCs, gamification and game-based initiatives, and social media technology usage for teaching and learning.

• Institutional driver of innovative eLearning projects; co-wrote and led project for Tri-C’s MOOC funded by the Gates Foundation; led the college-wide team for a multimedia streaming platform; expanded college-wide edugaming initiatives; member of Emerging Teaching and Learning Innovations Committee, a partnership between the AAUP and college administration.

• Directs eLearning technical operations and projects, including the administration and front-end support for Blackboard Learn, Adobe Connect, Camtasia Relay, SoftChalk, Sharestream and others, including directing and supervising all upgrades, associated college-wide communications, and Tier III and IV support for faculty and students.

• Manages direct reports, including Learning Systems Administrator, Senior Analyst/Programmer, Manager of Next Generation Learning, eLearning Technology Specialist, and Coordinator in addition to supporting the progress and development of all team members in the department.

• Manages budgets for eLearning technologies, including tools specific to the department, as well as college-wide costs, including interfacing with vendors on competitive pricing structures.

• Systematically crafts operational processes that are purposefully transparent, accessible, and efficient by simplifying methods for internal collaboration.

Feb 2012 - Jan 2013

Manager of NextGeneration Learning

Cuyahoga Community College

• Advocated, proposed, implemented and managed innovative programs utilizing new learning models for systemic impact for student success.

• Initiated new projects for college-wide adoption to improve student outcomes, including the Gaming Incubation Group for Tri-C to support edugaming projects.

• Planned and implemented college-wide activities for National Distance Learning Week, with professional development for faculty and staff, in order to continually improve the understanding of new distance learning modalities and the new learning models they support.

• Supported the Title III grant to improve student and faculty outcomes in distance learning modalities, including co-chairing the Sample Course Committee (for Developmental Education,) and as a member of the Teaching for Online Learning Committee and the Quality and Course Design Committee. 

Jan 2012 - Sep 2012

Consultant - eLearning Conversion, Design & Development

Parker Hannifin

• Created internal design and development processes to make Parker independently capable of converting content and migrating it into Moodle 2.2, including design organization templates, alignment for objectives, instructional materials and assessments.

• Advised on systemic conversion from previous online courses into a full (ongoing) system-wide implementation of Moodle 2.2 CMS. 

• Crafted customized course template for consistency, ease-of-use for learners, and unified learner messaging for participants. •

Created style guides and templates for documentation for PPTs, documents, quizzes, and development in Articulate’s Storyline for HTML5 mobile delivery.

• Advised on development tools and build-out of eLearning with future expansion in mind for modalities including mobile learning and world-wide implementation with Subject Matter Experts from multiple countries.

Oct 2009 - Feb 2012

Senior Instructional Designer for eLearning and Innovation

Cuyahoga Community College

• Designed courses to train college faculty in quality instructional design in online environments in a tiered training environment, in conjunction with a Title III grant. Designed coordinating face-to-face workshops. Created Train-the-Trainer materials, Facilitator Guides, and Learner Guides.

• Project managed and designed a Math Sample course for a developmental mathematics hybrid course, which uses an Open eTextbook. The faculty involved received the Ohio Board of Regents 2011 Faculty Innovator Award for the course.

• Designed and developed Dean’s Training to educate College Deans as to what quality looks like in online learning environments, based on Quality Matters principles.

• Designed a new course template with streamlined course navigation, pre-populated with student resources, which won Innovation of the Year 2010 from the League for Innovation. Presented this award-winning template at the Quality Matters 2012 national conference.

• Created the Instructional Design Toolkit, a Sloane-C Best Practice, with Creative Commons licensing to provide easily accessible tools for faculty on instructional design.  

• Drove awareness and adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) by conducting trainings for faculty and staff on OER, Creative Commons licensing, Open Textbooks, and more.  

• Served as a statewide trainer for the face-to-face Applying the Quality Matters (APPQMR) Rubric Training; certified face-to-face and online APPQMR trainer.j


Jan 2012 - Dec 2015

PhD Higher Education Administration

Kent State University
2001 - 2002


Kent State University
1997 - 2000


The University of Akron



Credly Member

LMS Review Taskforce Member

Quality Matters Online Trainer

Quality Matters Face-to-Face Trainer