• M.Ed., Online Innovation and Design (expected May 2019), University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • M.A., International Relations (2012), University of Chicago
  • B.A., International Studies and Music (2009), Bradley University

Instructional Design and Teaching Experiences

Clemson Online, Clemson University

Digital Learning Strategist, October 2016–Present

  • Collaborate with faculty and Clemson Online team members to design, develop, and revise engaging and accessible student-centered online undergraduate, graduate, and noncredit courses
  • Create engaging and interactive e-learning content and learning objects using a variety of tools, including Camtasia, Canvas, and Microsoft Office
  • Apply UDL principles to ensure that online courses and programs adhere to all federal, state, and accreditation standards
  • Review online courses using quality assurance processes
  • Serve as support to Clemson Online’s liaison for the College of Education
  • Coordinate and design non-credit and extension Clemson courses

University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK

Adjunct Instructor of Political Science, Aug 2013–Dec 2015

  • Courses taught: Civic Engagement, Introduction to Political Science (4 sections), and American Government (3 sections)
  • Delivered 300 hours of course to traditional and nontraditional students, including military students, full-time working professionals, high school students, international students, and students with disabilities
  • Developed and taught an asynchronous online course using Blackboard in Fall 2015

Gordon State College, Barnesville, GA

Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Aug 2012–May 2013

  • Courses taught: 200-level Comparative Politics course and 100-level American government course (2 sections) to traditional and nontraditional students at a community college
  • End-of-term student evaluations rated my performance well above both division and school averages

Contract Instructional Writing Experiences

  • Saylor Academy, Sept-Dec 2016, June-Aug 2018: Served as a subject matter expert and instructional writer for the development of Creative Commons licensed online college courses
  • Adapt Courseware, Jan 2014-June 2014: Wrote adaptive e-Learning activities and assessments for use in online college courses
  • Boundless Learning, May 2012-May 2013: Compiled and edited digital textbook alternatives for undergraduate US history and political science courses using OER materials

Instructional Design Skills

  • Learning Management Systems: Canvas (expert) and Blackboard (intermediate)
  • Universal Design for Learning and Section 508
  • E-Learning Content Authoring Tools and Graphic Design Tools: Camtasia and Illustrator
  • Office Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides
  • Quality Assurance: ENCORE and Quality Matters
  • Project Management and Collaboration Tools
  • Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills