University of Colorado Denver (2016-2019) Denver, Colorado

MA – Information and Learning Technologies: Instructional Design and Adult Learning

University of Pittsburgh (2008-2009) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

MLIS – Library and Information Science: Academic Libraries

Kenyon College (2002-2006) Gambier, OH

BA – English/Classics

Professional Experience

Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL. Learning Design Engineer (November 2019-Present)

  • Work with academic and administrative units across the University to design, develop, and support innovative new and existing online, blended/hybrid, and traditional courses and programs
  • Serve as a principal administrator for the University’s learning management system ( LMS ), web conferencing system, video recording and repository system, and other instructional systems
  • Use system data and learning analytics to support effective instructional system design and course delivery
  • Manage projects that evaluate new learning technologies, and those focused on the design and development of multimedia and other learning objects that support distributed learning
  • Provide consultation to faculty in the sound pedagogical use of learning technologies
    Develop and deliver workshops to faculty that support effective practices for using technology in teaching and learning
  • Create timely and user-friendly documentation and other self-help resources for the University’s core instructional systems
  • Pilot evolving learning technologies, and analyze related data to make sound decisions in upgrading or modifying existing instructional systems, as well as the adoption of new systems and tools
  • Investigate and remain current with emerging trends in learning technologies, instructional design, and education delivery modalities
  • Integrate instructional system usage and course design elements that promote accessibility and inclusion following ADA compliance and WCAG 2.0 guidelines

Dominican University, River Forest, IL. Part Time Instructor (November 2018-November 2019)

  • Conduct information literacy instruction for ENG102, ID102, and several other classes.
  • Collaborate with ENG102 and ID faculty in planning class sessions, grading assignments, and assisting students.
  • Assist students and faculty with conducting research.

24/7 Learning Academy, Orlando, FL. Instructional Design Intern (March 2018-September 2018)

  • Remote (online) internship in Instructional Design for an education nonprofit.
  • Developed eLearning course on academic research.
  • Reviewed and edited courses on a variety of topics.
  • Mapped Common Core, PBL Gold, and NextGen Science standards to courses and activities.
  • Created and edited instructional documents.
  • Developed online assessment activities.

Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO. Reference & Instruction Librarian (January 2016-October 2017)

  • Manage library evening operations for Littleton campus.
  • Provide in-person and online reference services for students and faculty.
  • Conduct information literacy instruction sessions for students and faculty.
  • Collaborate with library staff on large-scale projects including assessment, collection development, technology, and special events.
  • Oversee circulation desk during evening hours.
  • Responsible for managing and developing library research guides.
  • Serve as liaison to Psychology, Philosophy, Humanities, History, and Sciences departments.
  • Conduct collection development in assigned subject areas.
  • Contribute articles to library newsletter.
  • Responsible for managing faculty course reserves.
  • Participate in “Be the Difference” committee for employee appreciation.

Colorado Technical University, Denver, CO. Campus Librarian (March 2014–January 2016)

  • Manage library operations for the Aurora campus.
  • Supervise student workers by scheduling, directing workflow, coaching, and training.
  • Provide reference services in-person and online to undergraduate and graduate students on research topics and APA format.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff on academic and library projects.
  • Visit classrooms to provide information literacy instruction sessions for students and faculty.
  • Meet with other CTU Librarians to exchange campus information, review and update policy documents, conduct assessment of our services, and undertake projects.
  • Meet and collaborate with members of other departments on campus and university initiatives.
  • Create and update training resources for new staff members.
  • Manage faculty and peer tutoring program.
  • Collect usage statistics for library resources and compose reports.

Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO. Library Assistant (December 2009–March 2014)

  • Provide reference assistance to students and faculty.
  • Develop statistical reports on usage of library resources including circulation, attendance and traffic, website visits, ILL, library presentations, and database usage.
  • Create and update procedural documents for circulation, cataloging, and retrieving usage statistics.
  • Responsible for all copy and original cataloging.
  • Conduct library orientation and information literacy instruction sessions in the Colorado Springs and Pueblo campuses for undergraduate students, graduate students, and new faculty.
  • Create pathfinders and guides for databases.
  • Supervise student workers and oversee staff at circulation and test proctoring.
  • Participate in “Enhancing the Classroom Experience” organization.

Point Park University Library, Pittsburgh, PA. Library Intern (August 2008–August 2009)

  • Provided reference and research assistance in person and online.
  • Updated catalog with MARC records for new acquisitions; processed invoices.
  • Reviewed and provided feedback on procedural handbook for cataloging, processing, and acquisitions.
  • Assisted with information literacy sessions for new students.

University of Pittsburgh, Hillman Library, Pittsburgh, PA. Field Placement (May 2009 – August 2009)

  • Conducted collection analysis for materials in the Department of Classics: determined the availability of all major texts and commentaries in the University Library System, and compared holdings to collections of peer libraries.
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