May 2015-present: College of Humanities and Social Sciences Office of Distance Education
Develop, design, and implement faculty development workshops for online learning, course development, and instructional technology. Peer review new online courses and 3-year re-review courses according to the Quality Matters online course assessment rubric. Hold faculty one-on-one sessions for online course help. Provide technical support for faculty developing online courses. Design and manage website for instructional technology resources. Supervise, train, and mentor student intern.
Staff Member of the Year: Outstanding Team Member Award, April 2017
Principle investigator and instructional designer, 2017 Affordable Learning Georgia Textbook Transformation Grant $30,000 for Composition I and II (ENGL 1101 and 1102) transformation with Patrice Brown, Bridget Doss, Amelia Lewis, and Laura Howard.
Co-principle investigator and instructional designer, 2015 Affordable Learning Georgia Textbook Transformation Grant $30,000 for Sexy Technical Communication with Tamara Powell, Jonathan Arnett, Monique Logan, and Cassandra Race.
Co-principle investigator and instructional Designer, 2015 Affordable Learning Georgia Textbook Transformation Grant $10,800 for an online course development for the Sociology OpenStax textbook with Daniel Farr.
Presenter, "MOOCs, MAFFs (Massive and Face to Face), and In Between: The Whys and Hows of Large Enrollment Courses." Online Learning Consortium Innovate Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 7, 2017. Presentation.
Panelist, "Teaching in the Digital Age." Southeastern Women's Studies Association Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 25, 2017.
Presenter, "What Does The Research Say?: The Essentials of OER." The Unconference: KSU's Online Learning Day, Kennesaw, GA. February 24, 2017. Presentation.
Presenter, "Campfire Talk: What Can We Really Do With Smore?" Georgia Educational Technology Conference, Atlanta, GA. November 3, 2016. Resources.
Presenter, "Open Educational Resources: a Cost and Copyright Analysis." Distance Learning Administration conference, Jekyll Island, GA. June 20, 2016. Paper. Presentation.
Awardee and presenter, "A Passion for OER Advancement." Distance Learning Administration conference awards reception, Jekyll Island, GA. June 19, 2016. Video.
Discussion leader, "Distance Learning at KSU." Higher Education eDesign Association ThinkTank conference, Washington, DC. April 8, 2016. Breakout Notes.
Presenter, "Creating and Incorporating OERs." Design Matters web event by Affordable Learning Georgia, Online. March 23, 2016. Presentation. Video.
Hostess, "Student Panel." The Unconference: KSU's Online Learning Day, Kennesaw, GA. March 4, 2016. Presentation.
Presenter, "Sexy Technical Communication." Reimagining the Textbook by Affordable Learning Georgia, Macon, GA. February 19, 2016. With Tamara Powell and Jonathan Arnett. Presentation.
Presenter, "Shared Experiences and Common Goals: Teaching Online Around the World." Online Educa Berlin, Berlin, Germany. December 4, 2015. With Tamara Powell, Alexandra Mihai, Jeannette Schmid, Vanessa Slinger-Friedman, and Stephen Bartlett. Resources.
Presenter, "Gratuit! Open Educational Resources in Foreign Language Education," Georgia Educational Technology Conference, Atlanta, GA. November 5, 2015. Resources.
Producer, Dawn Davenport—What Do You Look for in Technical Writers? for Sexy Technical Communication
Quality Matters Certified Master Reviewer
Quality Matters Certified Peer Reviewer
Articulate Storyline Advanced Training. Sterling Ledet & Associates, Inc. Face-to-face. May 2017.
Articulate Storyline Training. Sterling Ledet & Associates, Inc. Face-to-face. May 2017.
Exploring Digital Storytelling. Online Learning Consortium. Online. March 2017.
Creating Effective Presentations. Online Learning Consortium. Online. March 2017.
Master Reviewer Course (MRC). Quality Matters. Online. October 2016.
Exploring e-Portfolios. Online Learning Consortium. Online. August 2016.
Dealing with Difficult People. Kennesaw State University Center for University Learning. Face-to-face. August 2016.
Exploring App Smashing. Online Learning Consortium. Online. July 2016.
Peer Reviewer Course (PRC). Quality Matters. Online. July 2015.
Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR). Quality Matters. Online. June 2015.
Leadership & Involvement
July 2017-present: Senator, Staff Senate, Kennesaw State University
February 2017-present: Conference Chair, The Unconference: KSU’s Online Learning Day
October 2016-present: Master Reviewer, Quality Matters
May 2015-present: Peer Reviewer, Quality Matters
November 2015-June 2017: Professional development committee member, UPCEA eDesign Collaborative
January 2015-February 2017: Conference Planning Committee member, The Unconference: KSU’s Online Learning Day
June 2013-August 2015: Web designer, Seeds of Knowledge Global Library
Part-Time Instructor of Technical Communication
August 2017-present: Department of Technical Communication and Interactive Design
The course is an introduction to organization, style, and mechanics of technical writing. It includes practice in writing such typical documents as technical descriptions, instructions, proposals, and recommendation reports. Emphasis is placed on incorporating rhetorical theory into planning, organizing, and writing reports; designing visual aids; and editing. Among other assignments, at least one complete technical report is required.
Technical Writing Intern
January 2013-August 2014: College of Humanities and Social Sciences Office of Distance Education
Write, edit, and usability test instructions for instructional technology and equipment. Manage equipment inventory. Help faculty in the national award winning Build a Web Course Workshop, including teaching portions when desired. Manage website for instructional technology resources. Update data charts and graphs in Microsoft Word and Excel. Edit documents for grammar and style. Organize equipment closet.