Career Goals

I have worked in higher education for more than 15 years, and I hope to continue to work in this field for the duration of my career. My first two full-time jobs were in undergraduate admissions and focused on recruitment and helping students apply to and enroll in the colleges of their choice. After my initial focus on college enrollment, I accepted the position of Coordinator of Online Student Success, which was newly-created at the time, with the goal of helping students persist to graduation and earn their degree. My experiences in that position inspired my passion for instructional design.

As an Instructional Designer, I feel that I have an opportunity to have exponential impact on student success. I get to work with world-renowned professors each day, creating courses that are engaging, challenging, and accessible. My goal is to leave a positive impression of online learning and its affordances with each instructor that collaborates with me. Upon graduating from the Ph.D. program, my goal is to pursue a career as a Professor in the field of Learning, Design, and Technology.

Sample jobs of interest that are currently posted as of March 27, 2023:

Tift College of Education is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor of Instructional Design and Technology beginning in Fall 2023. Candidate will develop and teach courses to prepare students for instructional design and technology positions in K-12 and higher education, government, business, and non-profit entities; will maintain a defined line of research leading to publications in refereed journals, national and international presentations, and external funding and provide leadership for a new online master’s degree program in Instructional Design and Technology; will participate in programmatic development and professional development activities linked to high-quality instruction and student success, advise and mentor master’s and doctoral students, engage in impactful service to professional and University communities, and contribute to an environment of professionalism and collaboration within the College.

The Instructional Technology program in the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies at the University of South Florida is seeking to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, 9-month, effective August 7, 2023. Major responsibilities include teaching both traditional and online undergraduate and graduate courses in instructional design and technology; advising and mentoring Master's and doctoral students; conducting an innovative and rigorous program of scholarly research; actively pursuing external funding; and engaging in service to the university, the community, and the profession.

The School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Education in the area of Educational Technology in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education. This is a 9-month, salaried, non-tenure track general faculty position on the teaching track. The successful candidate will have a clear demonstrated record of academic success of utilizing technology to improve teaching and learning in educational settings and engaging in innovative, technology-enhanced approaches to understand and improve educational experiences; will be expected to teach online asynchronous graduate courses in educational technology and instructional design, and advise graduate students; will work collaboratively with colleagues, both within and outside the School of Education and Human Development, as well as with community partners.

The Vice Provost will be a trusted thoughtful leader who can spearhead the creation of a comprehensive online academic strategic plan that complements the existing programmatic offerings while amplifying the University's academic prominence; will be an excellent communicator and convener who is able to articulate a vision that connects to clear institutional goals; will be a dynamic advocate for UNR's faculty, staff, and students, and will have a proactive and productive relationship with senior leadership and other key internal and external stakeholders; will be an experienced academic professional with proven leadership skills with the ability to develop effective online degree and programmatic offerings within a large university setting; will lead with trust and transparency providing forward-thinking strategic counsel to the university community as it grows its online presence. It is critical that the next leader work collaboratively with a diverse set of university stakeholder groups with an emphasis on quality and innovation in support of the University's strategic direction.

Shoreline Community College seeks a dynamic, technical expert with excellent customer service skills to join its team as the Director of eLearning. eLearning Services at Shoreline Community College plays a vital role in promoting student success by advancing educational opportunities and access through the use of high-quality educational resources, technology, and innovative teaching practices; works closely with faculty to design and develop courses that meet academic standards, are accessible, and align with institutional outcomes; provides ongoing support to learners to ensure they have a positive and engaging learning experience. As part of the Learning Resources division, the Director of eLearning provides vision, leadership, management, and support to eLearning Services. The position's primary responsibilities are to ensure the quality of the eLearning environment and to foster innovative digital pedagogical initiatives throughout the College. Additionally, the Director of eLearning serves as Shoreline's Accessible IT Coordinator and leads the Accessible IT Workgroup.

The Executive Director will provide the strategic and operational leadership that is needed to optimize the future direction of online education at Wake Forest University; will collaborate closely with deans and other university leaders to ensure that an integrated strategy is guiding online education initiatives and will lead the Office of Online Education to provide high quality services to academic units delivering online programs and courses to their students; will lead the coordination of efforts between the Provost's office and other university units for the planning, development, and delivery of online programs and the introduction of online courses in residential/hybrid programs to further our excellence in teaching, which is widely recognized by US News & World and other national rankings; will facilitate the alignment of internal and external resources to provide exceptional online education support services to academic units and impactful professional education to their faculty and staff; will guide the development of best practice derived frameworks and policies to support excellence across the online offerings of the university.