CV

I have, over the course of my professional career, endeavored to grow as an instructional designer and photographer. Using both formal and informal pathways, I have gained local, national and international experience in my formally trained profession of Instructional Design and my informal profession of Photography.

As an Instructional Designer, I have held positions in several Canadian institutions from the very entry level to those that advise the very highest levels. These positions have provided me exposure to not only those experiences directly related to Instructional Design, but the related experiences of working on and leading local, national and international teams to review policy, create opportunities and build capacity for the institution to adapt to new challenges.

Specifically, as an Instructional Designer I have endeavored, and largely succeeded, to present content in a novel and effective manner, while fostering interaction by:

  • Working with experts to identify what needs to be learned
  • Collaborating with experts to develop objectives to meet those learning needs
  • Structuring and matching content to the newly developed or refined objectives
  • Developing or revising content/media where needed and into the format that is required.
  • Assessing course materials in terms of how they relate to student learning and the needs of any given type of student
  • Collaborating with experts to develop valid and reliable assessment (formative and summative)

A successful Instructional Designer must also be an effective project manager as it is impossible to be a master of all the disciplines and skills required in the delivery of course content. I have managed teams that include: artists, programmers, subject matter experts and administrators.

Specialties

Instructional Design:

  • Interface
  • Assignment and Assessment
  • Milestone/timeline development
  • Encouraging collaboration
  • Project and Workflow Management for course and curriculum design
  • Mentoring
  • Change Management

Photography:

  • Natural light
  • Newborn, infant, toddler
  • Landscape
  • Architectural
  • Travel

Software/Hardware:

  • Microsoft, Apple and Adobe productivity software
  • LMS/CMS Administration (Blackboard, Moodle, Drupal, WordPress)
  • Virtualization (VMWare)
  • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Yammer, Flicker)
  • Various presentation software applications

I have worked in the field of Instructional Design my entire professional career at several Canadian universities. I have held positions from the very entry level to those that advise the very highest levels, allowing me to gain a special appreciation for the academic world.

I have experience in:

  • Interface design
  • Assignment and Assessment design
  • Milestone/timeline development
  • Encouraging collaboration
  • Increasing capacity for communication
  • Project and Workflow Management for course and curriculum design
  • Mentoring
  • Change Management

My most current CV is available for download here. You can also find me on LinkedIn here.