I am currently an instructional designer at the Center for Teaching Excellence with 22 years of experience in higher education at the University of South Carolina. Before coming to CTE, I worked in Teaching and Technology Services (now eLearning Services) supporting faculty with Blackboard and other technologies. I started my educational career as a Technology Director for the Ted Mimms Foreign Language Learning Center.
I am a Blackboard Certified Trainer and a Blackboard Exemplary Course Program Reviewer. I completed the Quality Matters’ Applying the QM Rubric and Higher Education Peer Reviewer courses. I serve as Associate Editor for the International Journal of Innovative Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and as an At-Large Board Member for the Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning (ADEIL). I also author the blog, Pedagogy Before Technology. I hold a Doctor of Education, a Master of Arts in Education, and a Master of Business Administration. My expertise is in the pedagogical use of technology to support teaching and learning. My instructional design philosophy is “pedagogy first, technology second.”