Resume

Summary

  • 15+ years in educational technology and web development
  • Ph.D. in English with a dissertation on blogging, networked culture, and place
  • Passionate about human-centered design and usability
  • Extensive development experience with Drupal, Jquery, and CSS
  • Numerous publications and presentations on technology and education

Education

Boston College

PhD, English (Rhetoric and Composition), 2009

Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

B.A. English, 1996

Other

CIWIC: Computers in Writing-Intensive Classrooms, Michigan Technological University, June 1–14, 2005. New Media Workshop

Experience

Senior Learning Experience Designer

The Center for Digital Innovation in Learning, Boston College (2019-present)

Senior Instructional Designer

Instructional Design and eTeaching Services/The Center for Teaching Excellence, Boston College (2014-present)

Freelance web developer and user experience consultant

January 2005 – Present

  • I’ve been developing websites and provide consulting for a variety of clients, including non-profits, artists, schools, and churches since 2005.

Instructional Designer

Instructional Design and eTeaching Services, Boston College (2006–2013)

  • Provide support and consulting for faculty around educational technology
  • Facilitate workshops and provide one-on-one training
  • Manage and develop a wide variety of web development projects
  • Research new tools for teaching and make recommendations to faculty and administrators
  • Publish and present on topics related to instructional technology

Graduate Web Assistant

Instructional Design and eTeaching Services, Boston College (2002–2005)

  • Teach faculty and graduate students WebCT and web design
  • Manage a wide variety of web development projects using HTML/CSS and PHP/MySQL
  • Offer workshops and consult individually with faculty to help them integrate technologies like WebCT into their teaching

Program Assistant

First-Year Writing Program, Boston College (2001–2002, 2003–2005)

  • Facilitated technology support for instructors and expanded online resources for FWS website
  • Observed more than 30 classes taught by MA-level Teaching Fellows, and met with each instructor for discussion and feedback
  • Conducted workshops on specific teaching-related topics, such as class publishing and online portfolio design

Program Coordinator

City Ambassadors Volunteer Program (Spring 2002)

  • Designed and taught an environmental service-learning program for Chinese high school students in Boston

Museum Design Intern

Dreams of Freedom immigration museum, Boston (2000)

  • Funded by Woodrow Wilson Practicum Grant to assist with research, writing, and museum education projects

Refugee Resettlement Job Developer

Interchurch Refugee and Immigration Ministries, Chicago, IL (1997–98)

  • Counseled refugee clients in job search, taught employment-centered ESL, and developed relationships with employers

Teaching

First-Year Writing Program, Boston College

  • First-Year Writing Seminar: Spring 2005, Fall 2003, Fall 2002, Fall 2000

English Department, Boston College

  • American Literary History 1: Fall 2001 and Spring 2001

The Olin Center for International Studies (Summer 2000), Boston

  • Taught TOEFL preparation courses

Embassy CES (Summer 2001), Boston

  • Taught courses on pronunciation and American idioms, GMAT preparation courses