Friday, March 11, 2016

What This IS...My Qualifications

35+ years experience in the design of a variety of media- online courses, multimedia, internet and interactive content, production of educational media titles, and art and museum exhibitions. It highlights my extensive experience in all phases of instructional design, art direction, and analog and digital production, project management and administration, budgeting and cost specification. And more.


Degrees: BFA in Fine Art. MS Ed in Instructional Design/Technology. PhD in Leadership.

Senior Learning Experience (LX) Designer, McGraw-Hill Higher Education

This position keeps evolving. It's great to get to keep re-inventing yourself without moving to another company. I am continuing to research and write, to consult with higher education leaders, and to design solutions to learning problems. I get to develop proofs of concept, advance the cause of competency based learning, and specify curriculum designs in the mix. The title change is due to the fact that though my position entails a lot of instructional design expertise, what I do is a lot different than others in the company with the title Senior Instructional Designer. I think the change is warranted...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Senior Instructional Designer/EPM, McGraw-Hill Higher Education October 2010

Same company, new duties over time. In addition to the post below, I now spend much of my time in research and development of prototypes, focusing on Faculty Development initiatives, Competency Based Education, and Curriculum Development. I consult with lead teams from schools across the higher educational landscape, from for-profit to Community Colleges to 4 Year Universities on their Curriculum Redesign needs. I listen a lot.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Adjunct Professor of Leadership and Discipleship Ph.D., Ed.D. and D.Min. Programs The Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism, and Ministry The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

I am on board with Southern Seminary, teaching research techniques, educational foundations, and curriculum design in the Leadership PhD program- five courses this year. I am also supervising research pods and teaching in the EdD program, spervising DMin and DEdMin candidates, and serve on several PhD dissertation committees. It is great to be working with such lively minds, and I AM LOVING IT!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Executive Product Manager, McGraw-Hill Online Learning, MH Learning Solutions, Indianapolis, IN- October 05- present

Long title...I'm also on the books as Sponsoring Editor for Online Courses for McGraw-Hill Higher Education. The courses have won three awards! The gist of it is that I was what my boss called the "lynchpin" in a startup operation that delivered over 125 online courses in 2006-2008 plus over 200 custom deliveries by July 08, and did several million dollars in sales in 2009. Starting from scratch. I was in charge of the instructional design processes the courses, including participating in developing the processes in a senior role.

Most recently I have been working with the Learning Solutions group in designing new curricula, presenting at Educational Technology related conferences, researching, and creating a portal for curriculum development ventures. For references, contact me directly...

Senior Instructional Designer, St. Louis Community College, St. Louis, Missouri from 10/96 to 10/05

From 1996-2005 I was the Senior Instructional Designer for the St. Louis Community College District, a large operation that serves 75,000 students. I played a key leadership role with the Center for Teaching and Learning in moving SLCC into the forefront of online education as a designer, developer, trainer and mentor for faculty.

I was Senior ID on the team that designed an award winning (2007) Professional Development program...

Here are my references from SLCC. I never burn bridges.

Adjunct Faculty, St. Louis Community College, St. Louis, Missouri from 8/98 to 12/04

I taught several courses as Instructor of Multimedia Production, Multimedia Applications, Computers in Education, and Internet Literacy for SLCC in the college's Multimedia certificate program and for the Teacher certification program. Details are on the long version.