Work & Consulting

CEO (2019 – Present) Ready Learner One, an innovative learning solutions provider. 

  • Ready Learner One is an innovative learning solutions provider. Founded by a team of instructional designers with a passion for innovation in learning & training practices,
  • www.readylearner.one

Professor (2020-Present)Syracuse University: Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation (Syracuse, NY) School of Education

  • Principles of Instruction and Learning
  • Planned Change and Innovation
  • Project Management

Professor (2020-Present) Le Moyne College: Management and Leadership, Information Systems and Human Resource Management (Syracuse, NY) Madden School of Business

  • Introduction to Organization and Management

Educator (2000 – Present) Liverpool Middle School (Liverpool Central School District) Liverpool, NY.

  • Social Studies Teacher
  • Student Morning Broadcast Coordinator
  • Technology Turnkey Trainer
  • Featured in “Google Earth in the Classroom: Using Maps to Tell Stories That Matter”

Professional Development Trainer & Consultant (2015 – present)

  • International training venues: 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: Geo Educator Trainer Network (2017 – present) Google Geo Education

  • 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) College of Education

  • Instructional Design and Delivery

University Assessment Working Team (Summer – Fall 2016) Syracuse University

  • The University Assessment Working Team created a ground-level system of assessment at Syracuse University to refine academic, co-curricular, and functional practices. The effort addressed 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

Podcast & Video Interviews/Appearances

  • October 14, 2021 – DBC Thursday Night FREE PD

  • May 27, 2021 Enhancing student learning outcomes with AR and VR – EDUtech talks – Inspiration in Education.

  • December 9, 2020 Google Earth in the Classroom: Using Maps to Tell Stories That Matter

  • June 20, 2018 TLC 1 Hangout on Air with Micah Shippee

  • June 27, 2018 ISTE Listen and Learn 1 in 3. Create Your Own App From Slides Presentation

  • January 18, 2017 Augmented Reality in EDU. AR in Action Summit (MIT) See YouTube: bit.ly/ARShippeeMIT

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