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ACADEMIC DEGREES

Degree School Major
MS California State University – East Bay Education with an Option in Online Teaching and Learning
MS Texas Tech University  Interdisciplinary Studies
18 hours mathematics
18 hours chemistry
BS Southwest Texas State University Mathematics
Minor:  Chemistry

ACADEMIC CERTIFICATES

Degree School Major
Certificate UCSD Extension Digital Media Content Creation (In Progress)
Certificate UCSD Extension Design Media (In Progress)
Certificate Google Educator Level II
Certificate Google Educator Level I
Certificate UCLA Extension Advanced Web and Interaction Design
Certificate UCLA Extension Design Communication Arts
Graduate Certificate Fresno Pacific University/CUE Innovative Educators Advanced Studies
Graduate Certificate Fresno Pacific University Online Teaching
Graduate Certificate Fresno Pacific University/CUE Leading Edge - Online and Blended Teacher
Certificate UC Irvine Extension Web Design & Development
Specialized Award UC Irvine Extension Social Media and Web 2.0
Graduate Certificate Fresno Pacific University Technology Skills
Graduate Certificate  California State University – East Bay Online Teaching and Learning

CURRENT COURSE WORK

Present UCSD Extension
Course Title Description
ART 40525 Introduction to Adobe Creative Suite This course provides future graphic designers, artists, and illustrators with an overview of computer technology and its role in the production of graphics. Students begin by learning file management and page layout and how they relate to visual communication. This course prepares students for advancement in various field of digital technology, graphic design, digital arts, and digital design. A must for beginners, this is the first required course for the specialized certificate in Design Media.
ART 40527 Adobe Illustrator Learn the industry-standard professional vector drawing program Adobe Illustrator. In this graphic design training course, students will gain practical experience with Illustrator's precision drawing and transformation tools for creating and editing Bezier curves, color, gradients, gradient mesh, patterns, transparency, type, layers, and more. Through a series of creative projects students will gain experience in using Illustrator to produce art for both print and web.
ART 40533 Adobe InDesign Learn to use this comprehensive page layout software in conjunction with Photoshop and Illustrator to create various kinds of publications and documents for print and onscreen viewing. This course includes easy-to-follow exercises and several projects which will be reviewed and evaluated throughout the course. Students will use InDesign to learn about three primary disciplines: type, images, and color. Students also learn how to examine, troubleshoot, fix, and package digital files.
ART 40629 Photo I: Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO Develop competence and confidence as a photographer while mastering camera operation (aperture, shutter speed and ISO). Learn basic design and composition rules to capture more compelling images and study fundamental photographic principles with industry experts. Take part in weekly shooting assignments and demonstrations, discussions, and class critiques to help make the most of digital imaging technology. Class includes an introduction to Adobe Lightroom that focuses on digital workflow including image management, types of files, image exports, how to make basic adjustments, and file resolution.
ART 40612 Business of Digital Media Learn to manage a freelance digital media business. Students will learn how to develop a business model for their freelance enterprise, understand small business accounting, identify and research potential markets, and create a portfolio website for marketing their services. Students will also gain an understanding of digital media distribution methods, media trends, and legal considerations such as intellectual property rights and payment for services.
ART 40610 Introduction to Digital Media In today's media environment, it is essential for content creators to be comfortable working with many types of media. In this course, students will examine current professional and consumer trends in digital content creation, following both the technological and theoretical advances that have disrupted mediums such as print, television, and film. This course is part of the Digital Media Content Creation, which provides newcomers and veterans in writing, marketing, corporate communications, graphic design, and journalism with the comprehensive set of skills necessary to produce many different types of digital media.
ART 40611 Introduction to Graphic Design This fast-moving, hands-on course prepares students to advance into various field of digital media content creation using the latest software applications and concepts. Learning terminology, file management, file formats, resolution and page layout as they relate to visual communication for the web. Typography, user interface design, and use of color will be discussed.
ART 40311 Adobe Photoshop I: Introduction An introduction to Adobe Photoshop, the imaging software application used by professional graphic artists to create and modify images for use in print and web media. This graphic design training course includes topics about working with the tools and user interface, working with selections, retouching, correcting, and enhancing photographs, layer basics, masking, compositing, preparing files for the web, and more. Students learn through hands-on practice and a series of creative projects.
ART 40526 Adobe Photoshop II: Intermediate Advance your Photoshop skills. Using your own photographs, students will learn to effectively perform many of the image enhancements that could previously be accomplished only in the darkroom. Topics include advanced selections, masks, retouching, adjustment layers, portrait enhancements, perspective effects, and camera RAW. In this graphic design training course, efficiency techniques as well as color theory for print and screen will be explained, demonstrated and discussed.

PREVIOUS COURSE WORK

2016-2017 Pepperdine University
Course Title Description
EDLT 725 New Media Literacy This course introduces theories of media literacy, applied and updated to account for the participative, collaborative, producctive dimensions of new and emerging technologies (networked and networkable applications, appliances, and services). The course advances from a critical studies perspective to consider topics such as civic engagement, intellectual property and remix, virtual economies, and social networking.
EDLT 770A Cognition, Learning, and Technology This course focuses on cognitive, constructionist theories of learning as applied to formal and informal settings for learning and development of expertise. Special attention is given to the role of technology in designing for learning.
EDLT 750 Introduction to Social Science Research This course offers an overview of major social science research paradigms. The course emphasizes the relationship between theory and research and their role in advancing practice.
EDLT 770B Social Learning Theory and Technology This course presents the family of social learning theories, including situated learning, community of practice, sociocultural theory, and activity theory. Student learn to use these theories to analyze and design learning and development opportunities.
ED 721 Policy Development This course is designed so that the student understands policy, the reasons for its existence, and how it is developed. The course underscores the central sources that generate need for policy, such as resource scarcity and conflicting values. The course focuses on the major factors that influence policy development and how stakeholders--individuals and organizations--approach the construction of policy development.
EDLT 751 Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis This course focuses on quantitative data collection strategies, including a broad range of survey techniques, structured interviews, and structured observations. Students learn to apply procedures to ensure reliability and validity in their measures. The course emphasizes the relationships among design, research question, and data collection choices.
Previous Adobe Education Exchange
  • YouTube playlist for course work.
  • Adobe Generation Professional: Web Design
  • Adobe Youth Voices: Create Change
  • Adobe Education Train the Trainer 2014
  • Adobe Generation Professional: App Design
  • Adobe Generation Professional: Animation
  • Creativity in Today's Classroom
  • Adobe Generation Professional: Digital Imaging for Beginners
  • Adobe Generation Professional: Digital Creativity in the Classroom
Previous Adobe Generation
  • YouTube playlist for course work.
  • App Design - Learn how to design, plane and create great Apps.
  • Video - Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC
Previous UCLA Extension
Course Title Description
ART X 479.6C Package Design Learn the function of packaging, including product protection, identity, advertising, safety and communication. This hands-on course focuses on developing and executing materials, concepts, and graphics appropriate for effective packaging, including logo design, type, and pictorial elements.
Previous Kennesaw State University
  • Coursera MOOC - K-12 Blended & Online Learning
    • Applied and awarded 3 graduate credit hours - ITEC 7480 Introduction to Online Learning
Previous UCLA Extension (UCLAx)
Adobe Courses for enrichment
Course Title Description
ART X 481.11 Photoshop I Learn to create, manipulate, and combine digital images. Develop a working knowledge of PHotoshop's features; use the program in 2D print, interactive, and web applications; and learn importing and exporting features.
ART X 481.99Z InDesign Design and prepare projects for printing through the understanding of color management; tools, palettes, menus, text, and graphics; and the efficiencies of creating template, style sheets, and master pages. Learn one- to multi-color output, image preparation, type and file formats, digital prepress workflow, printing options, paper, binding, comping and finishing, interacting with vendors, quoting jobs, proofing systems, and press checks.
ART X 481.47 Illustrator I Discover how this vector-based drawing program integrates into the suite of design tools. Features presented include templates, drawing paths, auto-tracing, blending features, gradient meshes, wrapping type, exporting, shape and pen tools, and more.
ART X 481.43 Photoshop II Master sophisticated adjustment techniques necessary for constructing professional images. Learn advanced calibration and color correction, input/output variables, masking, compositing with or without layers, and special effects.
ART X 490.99AB CSS I for Designers This course is designed to give students a practical understanding of controlling the appearance of web pages through the use of cascading style sheets. Topics related to type, layout and imagery will be of particular focus throughout the course.
ART X 490.99B CSS II for Designers  
ART X 491.99VV Web Design II: JavaScript and jQuery This course moves deeper into the world of modern web design by introducing dynamically driven web pages. From animating galleries to dynamic navigational systems, students gain an understanding of both JavaScript and jQuery to create a more dynamic user experience. Emphasis is on creating aesthetically pleasing websites that uphold modern user experience standards. Language specifics, degrading gracefully, and form management are also examined. The course continues to explore HTML, CSS, asset management, design considerations, remote hosting, and live publishing (FTP) as introduced in Web Design I: HTML and CSS.
Design Communication Arts Certificate

Required Courses

Course Title Description
ART X 479.6A Design Fundamentals A hands-on introduction to the creative process and core elements of graphic design for a variety of outputs including print and electronic media. Topics include research, typography, imagery, and concept development. Projects are progressive and critiqued.
ART X 482.10 Color Methodologies This course covers theories and practical applications to understand the makeup of color and how best to use it. Areas covered include general color theory and psychology; effective color creation, perception, and management; color language; digital issues; and additive and subtractive systems and color output.
ART X 479.4A Typography This hands-on course covers the fundamentals of type, its characteristics, vocabulary, and nomenclature as well as creative uses of type and how it is integrated in successful design.
ART X 479.3D Design History and Context Gain a broad understanding of design and its dynamic past to discover inspiration for the present. Survey the history of visual communication, design's sociopolitical and cultural contexts, and the artistic and technological characteristics of various movements. Students create portfolio pieces inspired by the designers and movements studied.
ART X 479.6E Design II: Collateral and Corporate Communication This course introduces students to strategies in design communication and covers utility of systems, programs, campaigns, and design families. Visual presentation and concept development are emphasized.
ART X 479.2D Branding: Icons, Logo, and Logotype Design Learn to develop memorable identities using symbols, logos, and comprehensive environments to define and reinforce personality, tone, and voice with the goal of creating meaningful, dynamic relationships with the customer.
ART X 479.2A Drawing for Communication Develop drawing skills for successful communication in design. Topics include thumbnails, quick sketches, drawing from reference, drawing from memory, rendering techniques, and media options.
ART X 481.99Z InDesign Design and prepare projects for printing through the understanding of color management; tools, palettes, menus, text, and graphics; and the efficiencies of creating templates, style sheets, and master pages. Learn one- to multi-color output, image preparation, type and file formats, digital prepress workflow, printing options, paper, binding, comping and finishing, interacting with vendors, quoting jobs, proofing systems, and press checks.
ART X 481.11 Photoshop I Learn to create, manipulate, and combine digital images. Develop a working knowledge of Photoshop's features; use the program in 2D print, interactive, and web applications; and learn importing and exporting features.
ART X 479.47AA Illustrator I Discover how this vector-based drawing program integrates into the suite of design tools. Features presented include templates, drawing paths, auto-tracing, blending features, gradient meshes, wrapping type, exporting, shape and pen tools, and more.
ART X 438.9 Introduction to Digital Photography In this practical hands-on introduction, the fundamental technical and aesthetic principles of digital photographic processes are addressed, including instruction on DSLR camera operation, composition, and digital retouching and manipulation. Instruction also includes Adobe Photoshop software acquisition techniques and output technologies. Discussion covers contemporary digital imaging and its application within commercial and fine arts. Assignments demonstrate mastery of technical skills and individual creative expression.
ART X 439.90 Intermediate Digital Photography This course focuses on gaining control of all photographic variables, while attempting various creative assignments. The use of manual controls is emphasized, along with the capture and processing of .RAW image files. Course assignments involve defining a point of view, emphasizing figure versus ground, storytelling, portraits, and the use of artificial light. Instruction also covers the RAW workflow, Photoshop for photographers, monitor calibration, and printmaking.
ART X 481.5C HTML5 HTML5 is the next evolution in cutting-edge web development. In addition to providing a more semantic approach to content, HTML5 offers a wide range of functionality in the browser--previously available only through plug-ins. In this course, students learn to implement HTML5 features (including audio, video, and canvas animation) and geolocation techniques. The course also includes CSS3, HTML5-specific JavaScript, and strategies for creating responsive layouts for cross-platform and multi-device experiences, such as tablets and mobile devices.
ART X 479.79H Mixed Media and Collage for Designers & Artists Discover creative approaches to problem solving while developing your own visual language using photocopies, drawing, found art, photography, matte and gel mediums, and gesso. Transfer techniques and digital output also are covered. Students complete 3 portfolio pieces that are critiqued on clarity of communication and aesthetics.
ART X 481.99AF User Experience I Today, designers must create compelling and innovative user-centered products and services. This course is an overview of the latest user experience practices and introduces the basics of product strategy, user research, information architecture, interaction design, and usability testing. This includes topics such as mental models, taxonomies, personas, site maps, and wireframes. Throughout the course, students will develop a single comprehensive project for their portfolio that will demonstrate both their creative and problem-solving capabilities.

Advanced Web & Interaction Design Certificate

Course Title Description
ART X 481.99VV Web Design II: JavaScript and jQuery This course moves deeper into the world of modern web design by introducing dynamically driven web pages. From animating galleries to dynamic navigational systems, students gain an understanding of both JavaScript and jQuery to create a more dynamic user experience. Emphasis is on creating aesthetically pleasing websites that uphold modern user experience standards. Language specifics, degrading gracefully, and form management are also examined. The course continues to explore HTML, CSS, asset management, design considerations, remote hosting, and live publishing (FTP) as introduced in Web Design I: HTML and CSS.
ART X 481.99AF User Experience I Today, designers must create compelling and innovative user-centered products and services. This course is an overview of the latest user experience practices and introduces the basics of product strategy, user research, information architecture, interaction design, and usability testing. This includes topics such as mental models, taxonomies, personas, site maps, and wireframes. Throughout the course, students will develop a single comprehensive project for their portfolio that will demonstrate both their creative and problem-solving capabilities.
ART X 481.5C HTML5 HTML5 is the next evolution in cutting-edge web development. In addition to providing a more semantic approach to content, HTML5 offers a wide range of functionality in the browser--previously available only through plug-ins. In this course, students learn to implement HTML5 features (including audio, video, and canvas animation) and geolocation techniques. The course also includes CSS3, HTML5-specific JavaScript, and strategies for creating responsive layouts for cross-platform and multi-device experiences, such as tablets and mobile devices.
ART X 490.99AB CSS I for Designers This course is designed to give students a practical understanding of controlling the appearance of web pages through the use of cascading style sheets. Topics related to type, layout and imagery will be of particular focus throughout the course.
ART X 490.99B CSS II for Designers  
ART X 479.47AA Illustrator II Develop advanced techniques and practical workflows. Learn path building, altering and fine-tuning, type issues, text effects, creating fonts, linked text, color usage and application, gradient mesh, path patterns and brushes, 3D packaging comps, and prepress issues. Projects are built around print identities, visual effects, and other high-level applications.
ART X 481.43 Photoshop II Master sophisticated adjustment techniques necessary for constructing professional images. Learn advanced calibration and color correction, input/output variables, masking, compositing with or without layers, and special effects.
Previous Fresno Pacific University
  • Innovative Educators Advanced Studies Certificate
    • Required Courses
      • Intro Innovative Educators - CITEC-900
      • Innovative Pedagogies - CITEC-901
      • Google/YouTube in Classroom - CITEC-902
      • LdngEdge: Online/Blend Teacher - CITEC-903
      • Mobile Learning - CITEC-904
      • Innovative Education Project - CITEC-905
    • Electives
      • Teach With Moodle! - TEC-966
      • Online Collaboration/Assesmnt - TEC-969
      • Web 2.0 Tools for Classroom - TEC-950
  • Certificate for Online Teaching
    • Required Courses
      • Teaching & Learning Online - TEC-948 (LEC Certificate satisfies)
      • Teach With Moodle! - TEC-966
      • Online Collaboration/Assesmnt - TEC-969
    • Elective
      • Web 2.0 Tools for Classroom - TEC-950
  • LEC Certificate
Previous UC Irvine Extension
  • Certificate in Web Design & Development
  • Completed 2012
Course Title Description
I&C SCI X471.03 Web Development with HTML Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is used to render all web applications from the simplest to the most complex. Web development tools such as Dreamweaver and FrontPage allow users to design a web page visually and then convert the design into HTML statements. While an entire web page can be designed this way, situations that require customization or special functionality usually require the developer to work directly with individual HTML statements. So, it is important to know how HTML works. This course introduces HTML "building blocks" and allows participants to build a website step-by-step. Topics covered include web development tools, text formatting, page formatting, images, lists, links, tables, introduction to CSS, xHTML, HTML validation, and limitations of HTML.
I&C SCI X471.04 JavaScript Programming JavaScript is a programming language that allows you to add a significant amount of functionality to what would otherwise be a static web page. You'll learn the fundamentals of event-driven programming, how to implement loops and control structures, and how to add compelling interactive features to your web pages.
MGMT X471.10 Website Project Management This course covers the process of planning and managing a website project through all the different stages: requirements, design, implementation, deployment and maintenance. Primary topics include planning, communication with team members, design documentation, risk management, audience analysis, test plans, and estimating of cost, size and schedule. Additional topics addressed include the website development process, configuration management, quality assurance, metrics, and continuous process improvement.
I&C SCI X471.12 Web Design and Development Capstone Course This is the capstone course in the Web Design and Development program. This course pulls out pieces from each of the core classes to help participants learn the process of creating a professional website while working on their own web project. From assessing and creating a design document, to creating a wireframe, to creating templates, drafts, and final versions of your website, participants will follow a structured design process to plan and build a professional website. Upon completion of this course, participants will understand the web development process and will have a completed website that can serve as part of a professional portfolio.
I&C SCI X471.11 Web Development Using PHP Interested in creating e-commerce capabilities and taking advantage of social media concepts such as blogging, bookmarking, and other collaboration and communication functions on your website? PHP is an open source language available to facilitate the creation of these functions. Students taking this course will become familiar with PHP utilities and learn how to interact with a database to create these web applications. With PHP you can create dynamic and original web sites that can interact with databases and files, handle email, and do many other things that HTML cannot. At the end of the course, students will know how to utilize PHP to add simple scripts into their sites, as well as how to build custom scripts to use in their sites, like an HTML templating system, contact us forms, and shopping carts.
I&C SCI X471.10 Creating Web Applications using HTML5 HTML5 makes it easier for web developers to place and manage interactive elements on a web page. This course will expand on the core features of HTML and JavaScript to highlight the various capabilities built-in to HTML5 for creating robust and rich Internet Applications. Topics include how to create graphics and animations, how to embed audio and video, how to provide offline storage and access, how to determine visitor's location, and how to add semantic elements into your web site.
I&C SCI X471.67 Creating Website for Mobile Devices This course looks at designing and developing web sites specifically for mobile devices. As the number of smart phones and other mobile devices rapidly grow, web designers need to make sure their sites are usable and even optimized to be viewed on them. The topics range from design considerations to specific development steps.
I&C SCI X471.05 Web Graphics and Photo Editing with Photoshop Attractive graphics can make a web page come alive. Photo editing and enhancing adds to a website's appeal. Create and edit customized images for use in web pages, online photo albums, web blogs and more. Learn how to create image rollovers, logos, and banner ads. Explore color theory, bandwidth considerations, and intelligent image utilization. The software for this course is Adobe Photoshop, the industry standard for image editing. Students will also work with a variety of image utilities available on the web. (You must have access to Adobe Photoshop in order to complete this course.)
MGMT X461.51 New Media Tools and Technology New media is any form of electronic communication that takes place over the Internet such as blogs, wikis, social networking and bookmarking sites, portals, life streaming, and social annotation. This course helps you navigate the new media landscape and better understand how these tools can be applied in business and in personal situations. You'll gain an overview of the current tools available, as well as the technologies that drive them such as Rich Internet Applications, cloud computing, and software service. This course also examines the structure of a Web 2.0 company and strategies for monetizing websites. Marketing professionals, engineers, sales and customer support staff who want to harness the power of new media for enhanced business success will benefit from this course. Others with a personal interest in learning about new media can also benefit from this course.
  Designing and Developing Web Content People today rely on the web for many different kinds of information including bank statements, airline schedules, product information, and so much more. Consequently, it is important to present your web content in a clear, compelling, and meaningful manner so that your website visitors can find what they need quickly. This course shows you how to combine your web content with effective design principles to achieve page layouts that are appropriate for the type of content being presented and that ensure your website visitors have a positive experience. Students will have the opportunity to create several web pages and receive feedback from the instructor.
  Introduction to Flash Design Flash is a popular technology used for delivering high-impact, rich Web content. Designs, animation, and application user interfaces are deployed immediately across all browsers and platforms, attracting and engaging users with a rich Web experience. This course will cover the basics of Flash design and will teach students how to build fash objects into their existing Web sites.
Previous Fresno Pacific University
  • Technology Skills Certificate obtained Summer 2010
  • Graduate level Technology courses taken to further my Office 2007 knowledge
  • Obtained 18 graduate hours to teach Technology courses

RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017 Barton County Community College Remote
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Fall 2017 Session 3
    • MATH 1828 - College Algebra (2 sections)
  • LMS: Canvas
  • Self created YouTube Videos
2016-Present University of Western States Remote
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Teaching Chemistry
    • Spring 2017
      • UCHM 240 - General Chemistry I (Lecture/Lab)
    • Summer 2016
      • UCHM 250 - General Chemistry II (Lecture/Lab)
  • LMS: Moodlerooms
  • ALEKS homework
  • Created ~250 videos
  • Wrote lab manual for General I
  • Wrote lab manual for General II
2013-Present Consultant/Freelancer & Innovative Thinker
  • Types of consulting/freelancing:
    • Education
    • Online Learning
    • Chemistry
    • Google
    • Graphic and Web Design
2016-2017 Pepperdine University Remote
  • Graduate Assistant: Writting Support
  • Writing tutor/reviewer
  • Provide virtual tutoring to master- and doctoral-level students, focusing on higher-order issues of writing.
  • Tutors will read and provide thorough, constructive written feedback on students' academic papers as well as on essays for the personal statement and PsyD internships.
2017 Dawson Community College Remote
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Spring 2017
    • M111 - Technical Mathematics
    • STAT216 - Intoduction to Statistics
  • LMS: Moodle
  • ALEKS - homework system
  • Google
  • YouTube
2015-2016 Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis Remote
  • Lecturer
  • Teaching Mathematics
    • Fall 2016
      • MTH 1503 - College Algebra - Dual Credit
    • Spring 2016
      • MTH 1503 - College Algebra
      • MTH 2203 - Elementary Statistics
      • MTH 2253 - Trigonometry
  • LMS: Blackboard
  • ALEKS homework
  • Created ~400 videos
2015-2016 Odessa College Remote
  • Web Adjunct Instructor
  • Teaching Mathematics
    • Fall 2015
      • MATH 0371 W02C
      • MATH 0371 W31C
    • Spring 2016
      • MATH 1442 W50C
      • MATH 1442 W51C
  • LMS: Blackboard
  • MyMathLab
  • Techsmith Relay
2013-2014 Contract Online Curriculum Coordinator, Online STEM Education Specialist Clemson University
  • This position contributes to increased educational access and student enrollment by providing dedicated expertise in online STEM course development, faculty training, quality assurance, research, and innovation.
    • Coordinate and complete online STEM course development
    • Review and assess the design and delivery of online courses.
    • Collect, evaluate, and report on relevant programmatic data.
    • Conduct and promote research in online STEM education.
    • Devise and deliver assigned online faculty development classes.
  • Quality Matters
    • Engaging Learning Activities: Increasing Student Interactions (WCLA)
    • Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning: Meeting Student Needs (WCUD)
    • Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR)
    • Peer Reviewer
  • Adobe Campus Leader
2012-2014 Adjunct Instructor/Course Designer Sheridan College
  • Designed/developed online introductory chemistry course with online lecture and laboratory.
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Teach students how to use Google Sites/Docs for writing lab reports
  • YouTube Channel DesignChemEd houses instructional and how-to videos
  • Incorporate Google+ Hangouts into course
Course Term Length
CHEM 1000: Introduction to Chemistry (lecture & lab) Spring 2014 16 week
CHEM 1000: Introduction to Chemistry (lecture & lab) Fall 2013 16 week
CHEM 1000: Introduction to Chemistry (lecture & lab) Summer 2013 8 week
CHEM 1000: Introduction to Chemistry (lecture & lab) Spring 2013 16 week
2013-2014 Contract Designer Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
  • Responsible for migrating QW1 from MyQuantway.org to the NovoEd platform. This includes but is not limited to:
    • Migrating lesson content - PNL's, OCE's, and in class lesson materials for each of the approximately 40 QW lessons - according to the design template.
    • Proof reading the resulting NovoEd content.
    • Contributing to designing and building other course components as necessary such as the home page, forums, etc.
    • Cataloging major design challenges.
    • Participating in design discussions regarding other Pathways courses.
    • Participating in regular team meetings to review progress, raise issues and solve challenges.
    • Testing resulting platform and cataloging bugs/errors.
    • Working with NovoEd technical staff to understand bugs/errors/design challenges, as needed.
    • Work with pilot faculty to understand and address emerging issues throughout the piloting process.
2011-2012 Substitute Teacher Canyon Independent School District
  • Completed training September 2011
  • Substitue within district.
2011 Online Adjunct Instructor Ozarks Technical Community College Online
  • Taught two sections of CIS 101: Computer Applications
  • Blackboard 9.1
  • Required to customize parts of master shell for individuality
2011 Chemistry Adjunct Instructor Amarillo College
  • Spring 2011: responsible for teaching introductory and principles of chemistry labs
  • Summer 2011: responsible for teaching introductory chemistry lecture and lab (5 weeks)
1994-2010 Private Tutor  
  • Responsible for tutoring junior high, high school, and college level students in mathematics and chemistry
2010 Chemistry Tutor Amarillo College
  • Responsible for tutoring chemistry students at Amarillo College.
  • Work 20 hrs/week maximum.
2009-2010 Co-Teaching General Chemistry Laboratories (I and II) Amarillo College
  • Mentored a new adjunct faculty member with General Chemistry I lab in the evenings during the Fall 2009 term
  • Mentored a new adjunct faculty member with General Chemistry II lab in the evenings during the Spring 2010 term
  • A pro-bono position
2009-2010 Online Faculty Mentor Ozarks Technical Community College
  • Responsible for mentoring new and current online faculty
  • Responsible for answering any questions during course development
  • A pro-bono position
2008-2010 Adjunct Instructor/Course Designer Ozarks Technical Community College
  • Courses were 100% online and we use Blackboard 8.0/Blackboard 9.0 (June 1, 2009)
  • Most courses were designed from scratch.
  • Came up with idea for Faculty Center to convey information to instructors.
  • Proposed an online community for online students.
  • Submitted Chemistry & You in 2010 for Blackboard Exemplary Course
  • List of courses designed
Course Terms taught
EDU 250: Educational Psychology Fall '08
BUS 112: Document Processing Sp '09, Sum '09, Sp '10
BUS 135: Integrated Business Applications Sp '09
CIS 101: Introduction to Computer Applications Sp '09, Sum '09
CIS 101: Introduction to Computer Applications Fall '09 (new book), Sp '10, Fa '11
SSM 201: Chemistry and You (course I created) Fall '09, Sp '10
CHM 101-H01: Introductory Chemistry - Hybrid Fall '09
BUS 116: Business/Office Technology
BUS 265: Certification Review and Skillbuilding
BUS 165: Administrative Procedures
BUS 115: Personal Finance Sp '10, Su '10
BUS 275: Project-Based Office Simulations

 

2007 Graduate Teaching Assistant California State University - East Bay
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant for the online course EDUI 6703: Technology Tools for Online Instruction - Summer & Fall Quarters
  • Assist students when needed, participate in the discussion boards, and answer questions as needed by students
  • Blackboard 7.2 & 7.3
2007 Fill-in Instructor Amarillo College
  • Asked to teach the remaining six weeks for an instructor that was separated from the college
  • Taught 2 sections of Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory
  • Required to grade all of the necessary laboratory papers that had not been graded throughout the semester
  • Finish any necessary grading and instruction of the course
2006 Consultant College of New Rochelle
  • Worked on rewriting wet laboratories to POGIL (Process Oriented Group Inquiry Learning) format
2004-2005 Adjunct General Chemistry Instructor Amarillo College
  • Required to design syllabus and make all tests.
  • Required to implement teaching methods in the classroom to improve the learning environment
  • Laboratories - practiced safety while at the same time promoted critical thinking
2004 Adjunct Mathematics Instructor Amarillo College
  • Taught Analytical Geometry
  • Required to design syllabus and make all tests
  • Implemented teaching methods into the classroom to promote better learning
2002 Learning Specialist Amarillo College
  • Tutor in Accessibility Services (now disAbility Services)
  • Helped to tutor students with learning and other disabilities in mathematics
2001-2004 Adjunct General Chemistry Aide Amarillo College
  • Taught General Chemistry Laboratories
  • Required to design syllabus and assist with questions that arise in the laboratory
2001-2002 Math Tutor Amarillo College
  • Organized a math tutoring lab through peer tutoring aimed at helping developmental students
  • Students enrolled through College Algebra were allowed to attend
  • Lab is still in use in some capacity today
2001 Adjunct General Chemistry Instructor Amarillo College
  • Taught General Chemistry Laboratories
  • Designed syllabi and assisted with questions that arose in the laboratory
2000-2002 Adjunct Development Mathematics Instructor Amarillo College
  • Instructor for Basic Mathematics, Beginning Algebra, and Intermediate Algebra mathematics courses
  • Syllabi and tests were designed by the department.
  • Implemented teaching methods which would help the students succeed the first time s/he took it.
2000 Continuing Education Instructor Amarillo College
  • Courses dealt with teaching students how to use the basics of the computer
  • Computer Concepts I is learning how to use spreadsheets, word processing
  • Computer Concepts II is an introduction to the World Wide Web
2000 Graduate Assistant - Chemistry Department West Texas A&M University
  • Responsible for creating a midterm and a final for the laboratory sections
  • Prepared chemicals for the laboratories as well as ordered new supplies for the laboratory sections
1999 Chemistry Laboratory Prep Southwest Texas State University
  • Worked in the chemistry stockroom
  • Helped in making the chemicals necessary for freshman laboratories
  • Helped in the glassware room when necessary for checking out materials to students
1998 Peer Tutor Palo Duro High School
  • Participated in the ACE (Achievement Through Commitment To Education) Scholarship Program to help tutor students
  • I tutored mathematics to these students after school.


CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

2011 Region 16 Education Service Center Chemistry
2011 Region 16 Education Service Center Chemistry Reactions & Equations
2009 Region 16 Education Service Center Designing an Online Chemistry Course - Summer Offering
2004 Region 16 Education Service Center GEMS Guide Training
2001 Region 16 Education Service Center Graphing Calculator Workshop

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

AIGA 2012-Present
Local ACS Section 2005-Present
DivCHED 2005-Present
American Chemical Society (ACS) 2005-Present
Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE) 2008-2015
Sloan-C Member/Online Learning Consortium 2009, 2013-2014, 2016
Chair Local Section of ACS 2012-2014
Chair-Elect Local Section of ACS 2010-2012
National Chemistry Week Coordinator Local Section of ACS 2012-Present

 

PUBLICATIONS

Graff, A. Maintaining the Environment in the Online General Chemistry I Lecture Course, 2008. [Masters Thesis]

Graff, A. A Journey Through Education: From Developmental through Higher Education, 2004. [Masters Thesis]

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Present Adobe Education Exchange
  • Professional Development
    • Adobe Generation Professional: Animation (2014)
    • Adobe Generation Professional: App Design (2014)
    • Creativity in Today's Classroom (2014)
    • Adobe Generation Professional: Digital Imaging for Beginners (2013)
    • Adobe Generation Professional: Digital Creativity in the Classroom (2013)
    • Adobe Education Train the Trainer 2014
    • Adobe Youth Voices: Create Change (2014)
    • Adobe Generation Professional: Web Design (Muse) (2014)
    • Adobe Generation Professional: Video (2014)
    • Adobe Generation Professional: Digital Creativity (2015)
    • Adobe Education Train the Trainer: Elements and eLearning (2015)
    • Adobe Generation Professional: Digital Imaging (2015)

 

2014 Adobe Generation

CONFERENCES

2017

  • TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) Conference
  • Adobe Max

2016

  • TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) Conference
  • American Chemical Society National Meeting - March 13-17
  • ISTE
  • DML Conference - Irvine
  • Adobe Max - October 31-November 4

2015

Adobe Max - October 3-7

  • Hands-on Sessons

American Chemical Society National Meeting - March 21-26

  • Student Focus Group - Cengage

2014

American Chemical Society National Meeting - March 16-20

  • Focus Group
    • Pearson - General Chemistry Simulations

7th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium - April 9-11

Adobe Max - October 4-8

  • Lab - After Effects: Understanding Text Animators
  • Lab - How to Design Unique Layouts for Mobile Devices
  • Lab - Adobe Premiere Pro: Beyond the Basics
  • Lab - Creating Interactive Web Experiences Using Scroll Effects
  • Lab - Creating Your Own Mind-blowing Effects in Photoshop
  • Lab - Icon Design Workshop with Illustrator CC
  • Lab - Making Your EPUB Pop Lab
  • Lab - Adobe Premiere Pro + After Effects: Tricks to Make Your Productions Pop
  • Lab - After Effects: Creating Motion Graphics for the Web
  • Lab - Hands-on 3D Design in Photoshop

An Event Apart - October 27-29

  • Understanding Web Design - Jeffrey Zeldman
  • Designing Engagement - Jaimee Newberry
  • Designing Using Data - Sarah Parmenter
  • Mobile First Responsive Web Design - Jason Grigsby
  • Putting Your UI in Motion With CSS - Val Head
  • The Map & The Territory - Ethan Marcotte
  • Enhance! - Jeremy Keith
  • The Developer's Ampersandwich - Jenn Lukas
  • Content in Context is King - Derek Featherstone
  • Co-Design, Not Redesign - Kevin M. Hoffman
  • Touchy Subjects: Creating Content for Sensitive Situations - Kate Kiefer Lee
  • Content in a Zombie Apocalypse - Karen McGrane
  • Screen Time - Luke Wroblewski
  • Designing for Crisis - Eric Meyer
  • The Elusive, Inclusive Web App - Scott Jehl
  • How Designers Destroy the World - Mike Monteiro
  • Just Enough Research - Erika Hall
  • How to Champion Ideas Back at Work - Scott Berkun

2013

American Chemical Society National Meeting - September 8-12

Adobe Max - May 4-7

  • Labs
    • Introduction to Adobe Premiere Pro
    • Adobe Premiere Pro: Beyond the Basics
    • Designing for iPad: A Step-by-Step Guide for Print Designers
    • Designing EPUBs with InDesign
    • Responsive Design in Action
    • InDesign Hands-On Tips and Tricks
    • Using Photoshop and Adobe Premiere Pro for Editing DSLR Footage
    • From Script to Screen: How to Use All the Video Tools in Creative Cloud
    • Self-Publishing on iPad
    • Tips and Techniques for Mind-blowing Effects with Photoshop

American Chemical Society National Meeting - April 7-11


2012

American Chemical Society National Meeting - August

American Chemical Society National Meeting - March

American Chemical Society Leadership Meeting - January


2011

Adobe Max Oct. 2 - Oct. 5

  • Sessions
    • High-Performance JavaScript
    • Designing PDF Portofolio Layouts with Flash Builder 4
    • From Desktop to Mobile: Applications Functionality for Small Screens
  • Labs
    • Didn't Know Acrobat Could Do That!
    • Introduction to Flash Professional
    • Introduction to Flex
    • Photoshop CS5 Extended Hands-on 3D with Zorana Gee and Corey Barker
    • Designing and Building a Flex Application for Smartphones and Tablets
    • Developing Scalable Mobile Video Chat Applications
    • Developing an iOS Application with Flex and Adobe Air
    • Deep Dive Into Flash Professional CS5.5

Online Teaching Conference June 22 - June 24

TCC Worldwide Online Conference 2011 April 12 - April 14

American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting Mar. 27 - Apr. 1

  • Focus Group
    • Pearson - GOB Textbook by Frost

2010   

Adobe MAX Conference Oct. 23 – Oct. 27

  • First time to attend
  • List of Sessions:
    • HTML5: Half-baked, Baked, or Ready for the Table?
    • From Design to CSS and HTML with Fireworks and Dreamweaver
    • Transitioning from Print to Web Design
    • The Future of Acrobat
    • Principles of Interaction Design for Graphic Designers
    • Magazine Design in the Brave New World of Digital Devices
    • Flash Player in Acrobat: Building Interactive PDF Documents
    • Pixel-Perfect: Photoshop CS5 Power Shortcuts for Web and Interactive Designers
    • Designer-Developer Workflow Panel
    • Designing Documents for Tablet Devices using InDesign CS5
    • Hot Tips and Cool Tools in Illustrator CS5
    • Book Design: Pushing the Frontiers in Digital Reading
    • Reinventing Brand Advertising for the Digital Age

BCCE (Biannual Conference on Chemical Education)


2009   

Online Teaching and Learning Conference Oct. 7 – Oct. 8

  • 2 CEUs from Fielding Graduate School

FETC Virtual Conference Fall ’09 Oct. 22

The Corporate Learning Trends & Innovations Conference Nov. 17 – Nov. 19

Campus Technology Virtual Conference ’09 Dec. 3

K12Online Conference ’09 Dec. 7 – Dec. 18

 

VOLUNTEER WORK

2015 - Summer Math & Science Conference
2013 - Spring Judge at St. Mary's Science Fair
2010 - Fall All Day Science Day - Lamar Elementary School
2008 - Fall All Day Science Day - Lamar Elementary School
2008 - Spring All Day Science Day - Lamar Elementary School
2007 - Spring Judge for Local Science Fair

COMPUTER RELATED SKILLS

Datatel (two levels of certification)
Office 2010, 2007 & 2003
Blackboard
Canvas
Desire2Learn
Moodle
Angel
Google Sites
Google Drive, Docs, Spreadsheets, Forms, Drawing
Google+ Hangouts

ADOBE Software Knowledge

Photoshop
Acrobat XI Pro
Illustrator
InDesign
Flash Pro
Premiere Pro
Dreamweaver
Connect
Edge Animate
Edge Code CC
Adobe PDF Showcase Amy Graff, student and instructor (extremely large file)

WEB Knowledge

HTML
HTML5
CSS
CSS3
JavaScript
JQuery
PHP
Python