Professional Experience

Experience
Faculty Research Scientist, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.  2006-present.
Faculty Research Associate, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.  2003-2006.
Planned and taught the required graduate-level Instructional Design course sequence (EDLF 800, EDLF 801) and corresponding lab courses (EDLF 800L, EDLF 801L).
Planned and taught the graduate-level Digital Multimedia course (EDLF 703).
Planned and taught the required undergraduate Teaching with Technology course (EDLF 345).
Served as academic advisor for doctoral students’ programs of study and research agendas.
Served on dissertation committees, including duty as co-chair.
Technology Director, Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. 2003-present.
Planned, developed, deployed, and supported all technology utilized in multiple multi-million dollar research projects.  Products included web-based supports; assessment tools; digital media; and administrative tracking systems.  Affiliated grants included
Education Research and Development Centers (USDE/IES R305A060021)
Evaluation of Colorado Core Knowlege Schools (USDE/IES R305E090003A)
inCLASS Observation Scale (Spencer Foundation 201000064)
MyTeachingPartner (NIH 2 R01 HD046061-06)
MyTeachingPartner,  Secondary Education (WTG 7372)
MyTeachingPartner, Math/Science (USDE/IES R305A070068)
National Center for Research on Early Childhood Education (USDE R305A060021)
Technology-Based Evaluation of Classroom Learning (NSF 08287153)
Supervised a team of instructional designers and multimedia and web developers.
Managed multiple high-stakes projects simultaneously and facilitated communication across projects.
Conducted instructional design needs assessments including usability testing to inform iterative design.
Collaborated across a wide range of content areas and disciplines.
Conducted original research for publication and inclusion in academic conferences and proceedings.
Co-director, Curry School Educational Technology Strand, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. 2001-2003.
Responsible for curriculum development for all undergraduate courses in instructional technology.
Fostered collaboration among technology instructors and methods faculty and developed of new initiatives related to the uses of technology in the classroom.
Graduate Instructor, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.. 1999-2003.
Developed and taught multiple sections of undergraduate and graduate courses in instructional technology, including technology sections of Teaching as a Profession (EDIS 288), Teaching with Technology (EDLF 345), Applied Teaching with Technology (EDLF 545), Software Applications in Education (EDLF 546), and Technology for Administrators (EDLF 846).
Planned and taught in-service professional development courses for K-12 teachers across the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Nominated for Outstanding Graduate Instructor, 2002.

Assistant Professor, Longwood University, Farmville, VA.  (2010-2014)

  • Planned and taught undergraduate- and graduate-level courses, including
    • Longwood Seminar (LSEM 100)
    • Human Growth and Development (EDUC 245)
    • Foundations of Education (EDUC 260).
    • Media and Technology (EDUC 381)
    • Principles of Instruction, K-8 (EDUC 450)
    • Curriculum in the Elementary School (EDUC 451)
    • Principles of Secondary Education (EDUC 455)
    • Graduate Instructional Media and Technology (EDUC 547)
    • The Exceptional Learner (EDUC 604)
  • Conducted original scholarship and research, including inquiries into
    • Team-Based Learning and collaborative approaches to understanding content;
    • Time and task management and their impact on student academic outcomes; and
    • The development of student-authored case studies as tools for assessing learners’ understandings of key concepts.
  • Provided service to the University and Community
    • Member, Learning Management System Evaluation Committee, 2012-2014
    • Member, Group Six Team for Instructional Technology, 2012-2014
    • Member, Longwood Academic Committee for Technology, 2011-2013
    • Member, Educational Programs Compliance Team for SACS reaffirmation, Longwood University, 2011-2013
    • Faculty Advisor, Kappa Delta Pi Education Honors Society, 2011-2014
    • Faculty Advisor, Liberal Studies program of study, 2011-2014
    • Chair, Technology and Learning Committee, Longwood University College of Education, 2010-2014
    • Member Grants and Research Committee, Longwood University College of Education, 2010-2014

Faculty Research Scientist, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.  2006-2010.

Faculty Research Associate, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.  2003-2006.

  • Planned and taught the required graduate-level Instructional Design course sequence (EDLF 800, EDLF 801) and corresponding lab courses (EDLF 800L, EDLF 801L).
  • Planned and taught the graduate-level Digital Multimedia course (EDLF 703).
  • Planned and taught the required undergraduate Teaching with Technology course (EDLF 345).
  • Served as academic advisor for doctoral students’ programs of study and research agendas.
  • Served on dissertation committees, including duty as co-chair.

Technology Director, Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. 2003-2010.

  • Planned, developed, deployed, and supported all technology utilized in multiple multi-million dollar research projects.  Products included web-based supports for teacher reflection and collaboration; evidence-based assessment tools; digital media to promote teacher engagement; and administrative tracking systems.  Affiliated grants included
    • Education Research and Development Centers (USDE/IES R305A060021)
    • Evaluation of Colorado Core Knowlege Schools (USDE/IES R305E090003A)
    • inCLASS Observation Scale (Spencer Foundation 201000064)
    • MyTeachingPartner (NIH 2 R01 HD046061-06)
    • MyTeachingPartner,  Secondary Education (WTG 7372)
    • MyTeachingPartner, Math/Science (USDE/IES R305A070068)
    • National Center for Research on Early Childhood Education (USDE R305A060021)
    • Technology-Based Evaluation of Classroom Learning (NSF 08287153)
  • Directed a team of instructional designers and multimedia and web developers.
  • Managed multiple high-stakes projects simultaneously and facilitated communication and collaboration across projects.
  • Conducted instructional design needs assessments, including usability testing, to inform iterative design.
  • Collaborated with project faculty and staff across a wide range of content areas and disciplines.
  • Conducted original research for publication and inclusion in academic conferences and proceedings.

Co-director, Curry School Educational Technology Strand, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. 2001-2003.

  • Responsible for curriculum development for all undergraduate courses in instructional technology.
  • Fostered collaboration among technology instructors and methods faculty and developed of new initiatives related to the uses of technology in the classroom.

Graduate Instructor, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.. 1999-2003.

  • Developed and taught multiple sections of undergraduate and graduate courses in instructional technology, including technology sections of Teaching as a Profession (EDIS 288), Teaching with Technology (EDLF 345), Applied Teaching with Technology (EDLF 545), Software Applications in Education (EDLF 546), and Technology for Administrators (EDLF 846).
  • Planned and taught in-service professional development courses for K-12 teachers across the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Nominated for Outstanding Graduate Instructor, 2002.