Resume


Education is a not a service or commodity, it is a development industry.
I measure my success by the impact I have on my learners.


Profile Summary

I am a passionate educator who is interested in both the design and the delivery of instruction. My skill set can be described as the synergy between three primary areas: extensive teaching experience, doctoral level academics, and an affinity for technology. I leverage my unique blend of high-level strategic thinking and experience working with people to know what will work and how to most effectively teach. I consider myself a lifelong learner, always looking for personal growth with a tireless commitment to excellence in all aspects of my life.

25
Thousand Hours Teaching
13
Age I Started Teaching
8
Self-Taught Computer Languages
20
Years I’ve Been a Black Belt

Professional Experience

Solutions Engineer – Zerion Software

2016 – Present

Member of Professional Services team. Development of eLearning content for customers, collaborate with development team on services, support sales in product training. Training content includes articles, webinars, asynchronous lessons, and in-person training.

Adjunct Faculty – George Mason University

2010 – 2016

IT 102 – Discrete Structures:  Adapted material for a culturally sensitive student-base, improved student learning with a process-oriented strategy and emphasis on critical thinking.
IT 207 – Applied IT Programming:  Redesigned course objectives and instructional materials, student-base primarily working professionals, maintained course schedule while providing patient individualized instruction when necessary.

Independent Education Consultant

2016 – Present

Education consulting services offered: Instructional Coaching, Education Research and Analytics, Instructional Design and Development. Improved customer satisfaction of instructional staff, enhanced undergraduate student achievement, supported small business decision-making through data analytics.

Head Instructor – Black Belt Academy

1997 – 2013

Trained and supervised staff, managed growth plans for students, developed relationships with students and parents, oversaw curriculum, organized charity and fundraising events, improved community outreach.

Education

PhD in Education, specialization in Higher Education

George Mason University | 2017

Dissertation Topic: How Practical and Professional Experiences Influence the Teaching Practices of Adjunct Faculty

Master’s of Science in Applied Information Technology

George Mason University | 2010

Program Foci: organizational leadership and ethics, IT program management, emerging challenges in IT

Bachelor’s of Science in Information Technology

George Mason University | 2008

Project lead for capstone course and recipient of Outstanding Service Award

Professional Skills

  • Instructor Led Training
  • eLearning
  • Curriculum Development
  • Adult Learning
  • Technology Adoption
  • Soft-Skill Development

Interpersonal Skills

  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • Mediation
  • Building Relationships

Individual Skills

  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multitasking
  • Creativity
  • Understanding Context

Computer Skills

  • Software Suites: Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office
  • Computer Languages: HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, Python, Java
  • Data Structures: MySQL, XML, JSON, xAPI
  • Adobe Captivate
  • Custom PC Building

Recognition

  • Career Connections Faculty Award Nominee
  • Student Representative Innovative Learning Subcommittee
  • Continued Excellence in Teaching Through Student Course Evaluations

Certifications

  • CITI Human Subjects Research
  • iFormBuilder Developer

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