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Assistant Director of Academic Technology

Michigan State University

College of Arts & Letters

2017-present

Work with Assistant Dean of Academic and Research Technology to provide strategic vision for academic technology office in the College. Support faculty and instructional staff on using technology for teaching and learning. Coordinate experiential aspects of academic technology in collaboration with faculty and undergraduate office/Excel Network. Oversee College accessibility 5-year plan and implementation. Collaborate and develop relationships with other college and university level partners. Lead College Instructional Design network to advance and support use of technology among faculty. Conduct research on best practices in teaching and learning with technology. Manage daily operations of Academic Technology support team. Develop and implement high impact pedagogies for CAL courses. Contribute to College initiatives around faculty and graduate student development in active/technology enhanced teaching and learning. Mentor and manage undergraduate students on various technology, research, and entrepreneurial projects. Teach courses as needed.

Academic Specialist

Michigan State University

College of Arts & Letters

2014-2017

Developed and implemented high impact pedagogies for Integrative Arts & Humanities courses. Contributed to College initiatives around faculty and graduate student development in active teaching and learning with technology. Acted as a mentor and advisor to undergraduate students on various technology, research, and entrepreneurial projects.

Instructional Technology Consultant

DePaul University

College of Education

2012-2014

Assist faculty in learning, adopting, and adapting effective instructional strategies and technological tools to enhance their courses. Provide collaborative instructional design support for online and hybrid courses. Conduct faculty and student trainings on the university ePortfolio tool. Create professional development activities, discussion forums, and presentations to enhance teaching and learning within the College. Manage technology equipment rentals and student workers. Oversee yearly departmental budget. Member of University Staff Council and Chair of the Effectiveness Committee. Successfully completed “Supervision for Managers of Student Employees” HR training series.

Graduate Assistant

DePaul University

College of Education

2009-2011

Assisted faculty with research projects and literature reviews. Created and managed electronic distribution of departmental newsletters for students, faculty, and staff. Conducted an analysis on teaching effectiveness for select faculty as part of the university tenure and promotion process.

International Sales and Marketing Manager

Dickson Company

2005-2009

Maintained and developed relationships with distributors throughout Latin America and Europe. Organized trips and visited both regions several times per year. Created growth-oriented sales and marketing plans. Generated new product ideas and implementation strategies. Established and adhered to yearly travel and marketing budgets. Developed incentive plans for both individual employee and company growth. Acted as the main creative director for print catalog and marketing materials. Managed 4 employees in the Inside Sales Department.