Bachelors; Sociology, Business Communications (Cum Laude), University of Maryland
Masters; Business Management, Troy State University
Ed.D; Instructional Leadership and Curriculum/Instructional Design and Technology, University of Memphis
Associate Dean of Instructional Leadership, Kellett School, Lakeland College: 2008-.
Collaborating with appropriate members of the Lakeland College faculty, Kellett School staff, and external constituencies as required enhancing the quality, integrity, and growth of the business-related areas of the Kellett School’s Undergraduate and Graduate Program. This includes all aspects of faculty selection, faculty development, program assessment and evaluations of curriculum.
Provide all aspects of academic oversight for the business-related areas of the Kellett School’s Undergraduate and MBA Program. Maintain a consistent, scheduled physical presence at the Kellett School Centers in order to stay abreast of personnel and operational issues related to Blackboard LMS, BlendEd® and online courses offered, faculty development and instructional needs associated with each center. Manage and provide leadership for Lead and Adjunct Instructors in the business-related areas of the Kellett School’s Undergraduate and Graduate Program, and Faculty Development in the Kellett School’s Undergraduate and Graduate Program. Work with the College’s Director of Assessment to ensure that student learning outcomes for all courses taught in the Kellett School’s Undergraduate Program and Graduate Program are clearly defined and appropriately measured. Attend and actively participate in Faculty meetings, Division meetings, Assessment Committee meetings, Off-Campus Curriculum Committee meetings, Kellett School Staff meetings, and meetings of the Advisory Board.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Program Coordinator and Director, University of Memphis Online Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations: 2007-2008. As Director I was responsible for design and development of all online courses, selection, training, and evaluation of online teaching personnel, and academic advising of all students in the online program. In addition to my training and advising, I accountable for oversight of financial budget, advertising, and public relations support for the development of the online program on a national level. The position requires the teaching of three classes per semester at the undergraduate and or graduate level, in addition to administration of the online program.
Online instructor/mentor University of Memphis: 2003 -2007. An instructional and design leader, duties include designing and development of online courses for the University of Memphis and RODP. Teaching, all undergraduate public relations courses and graduate level public relations management. Experienced and proficient team member with CMS, course management systems to include Blackboard/WebCT, and Desire 2 Learn, and experience with Web 2.0 applications tied to course management systems. Demonstrated experience in curriculum development, utilizing various learning styles and models for courses across multiple disciplines for the online environment. Additional duties, Tennessee Board of Regents mentor, responsible for 54 faculty members located at 19 TBR institutions. Mentoring includes training new and existing faculty members, as to course design, and first-line technical support, as well as reviewing all instructional materials and consulting with teachers as a “resource instructor"; providing faculty training with course management systems, online best practices and ensuring the state wide "quality matters" initiative is met.
Responsible for assessing online curriculum and outcomes to on-ground programs for consistency, and quality of education; outcomes and assessments for the online classes must meet the criteria established for accreditation.