I am an Associate Professor and Program Director of the Technology in Education at National-Louis University. In that role, I guide the direction of the program to research current educational technology trends and develop effective learning environments to teach skills and uses of technology in education. I specialize in courses on educational technology, instructional design specifically around emerging technologies.
Instructional Design, Multimedia design, Staff Development using Technology, Portfolio Design.
Areas of Expertise:
I have a demonstrated knowledge of teaching strategies and methodologies, building active learning environments, distance education, mobile learning, emerging technologies, and integration of technology in the classroom.
Before coming to National-Louis University, I was in charge of the PT3 grant and taught at Johns Hopkins University and most recently at Discovery Education. I began my teaching career as an English for Speakers of other Languages teacher at the elementary school level.
I have an earned doctorate in educational technology from Pepperdine University and 15+ years of experience teaching and working with multicultural educators and students from elementary school, middle school, undergraduate and graduate school, both face to face and in online teaching environments.
Research and Interests:
My research interests focus on building active learning environments, mobile technologies in the classroom, and media literacy.
Leadership in Professional Associations
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Special Interest Group - Teacher Education, Professional Development Chair. 2012-2014
Illinois Computing Educators (ICE), president-elect, 2012-2013