Professor (2020-Present) Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation (Syracuse University) Syracuse, NY
Principles of Instruction and Learning
School of Education
Teacher (2000 – Present) Liverpool Middle School (Liverpool Central School District) Liverpool, NY.
Social Studies Teacher
Student Morning Broadcast Coordinator
Technology Turnkey Trainer
Professional Development Trainer & Consultant (2015 – present)
International training venues (often with EdTechTeam Summits): work with teachers throughout North America in their ongoing efforts to prepare 21st-century learners. Presentations and workshops range from emergent technology adoption strategies (ex. Augmented Reality – AR and Virtual Reality – VR) to technology-supported workflow solutions for education.
Leadership Consultant: collaborate with students, teachers, and administrators in developing a culture of innovation that embraces a growth mindset, develops leading students, empowers teachers, and informs administrators in personalized learning strategies.
Contracted Academic Researcher (January – June 2018)
Head Research Consultant for Facebook’s Oculus Education Program: tasked with investigating case studies of VR in education, developments in VR as they are related to education, and raising awareness of the potential VR brings in increasing student learning.
Coach & Mentor: Google Certified Innovator Program at Google (2017 – Present) Google EDU
Google Certified Innovator, Trainer, and Educator
Support the growth and development of new Google Certified Innovators as they work toward completing their innovation projects.
Lead a cohort of teachers in the Eastern United States to support educators in Google’s Geo Tools adoption.
Train educators in Google Geo Tools include Google Earth, Tour Builder, My Maps, Google Expeditions (VR), Street View, as well as, yet released products and updates.
Associate Professor (Fall 2016 – Fall 2017) Ashford University (Online)
EDU 652: Instructional Design and Delivery: This course covered various elements of the instructional design process including needs assessment, instructional problems, learner characteristics, instructional objectives, content sequencing, instructional strategies, and evaluation instruments. Students were taught how to plan, develop, evaluate, and manage the design of effective instructional materials.
University Assessment Working Team (Summer – Fall 2016) Syracuse University
Worked to create a ground-level system of assessment at Syracuse University to refine our academic, co-curricular, and functional practices. The efforts were meant to help address Middle States Accreditation and other professional accreditation processes.
Ski School Director (2008 – 2011) Song Mountain’s Children’s Learn to Ski Program
The program ran on a 6-week schedule each winter with over 150 lessons each weekend. The position entailed:
Realigning the program’s level system to be closely linked with the standards established by the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA).
Hiring and Training Management Staff and over 60 Ski Instructors.
Creating and Supporting a website as an information/instructor development tool for the program.
Ph.D., Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation; May 2016, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. Dissertation: mLearning in the Organizational Innovation Process
C.A.S., Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation; December 2006, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, C.A.S. Project: Early Teacher Attrition: A Catalyst for SOE Change?
M.S., Curriculum and Instruction; December 2002, Oswego State University, Oswego, NY Thesis Project: Effective Use of the Internet to Enhance Learning in the Social Studies Secondary Education Classroom
B.S., Secondary Education Social Studies; December 1999, Oswego State University, Oswego, NY
B.A., History; December 1999, Oswego State University, Oswego, NY