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Hello! As of May 9, 2012, I have the pleasure of serving as the Sr. Community Manager at Desire2Learn. For more information, read my post titled: Desire2Work @ Desire2Learn. For 16 months previous to that date, I was an independent contractor and consultant with a focus on e-Learning and educational technology. I have many years of experience as a keynote speaker, conference planner and host, consultant for e-Learning quality improvement projects, strategic planning for e-Learning growth and e-Services development, creating and analyzing surveys related to online learner satisfaction and engagement, as well as facilitating on-campus and online workshops.
After obtaining a B.S. degree and a Masters in Accounting from Arizona State University, I served as an accounting faculty member for a total of 17 years in total, including 11 years of appointments at ASU, Florida Atlantic University, University of Minnesota Duluth, and then six years at Lake Superior College (LSC) in Duluth, MN. In 2001, I resigned my faculty tenure (oops) to become the senior administrator in charge of online learning at LSC. As Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at LSC, I had primary responsibility for the Computer Services department, Web and Information Services, and the e-Campus known as Lake Superior Connect.
I was proud to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for the Instructional Technology Council from 2007 to 2011. The board concentrates on providing useful services to members schools (over 300) and holding the annual e-Learning conference at different sites around the U.S.
During my time as an LSC employee within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU), I also served a two-year role on the Executive Committee of the Minnesota Online Council serving the first year (’05-06) as Chair-Elect and the second year (’06-07) as Chair. During 2002-2003, I also chaired the IMS of the Future selection process for MnSCU.