Teaching Experience

Adjunct Faculty – Communication Arts and Humanities department of the College of Lake County

DMD-111 “Introduction to Digital Media”

  • Spring Term 2008
  • Fall Term 2008
  • Fall Term 2009
  • Fall Term 2010
  • Spring Term 2011
  • Fall Term 2011
  • Spring Term 2012
  • Fall Term 2012 – Run as a fully Flipped course.
  • Spring 2013

COM/DMD-115 “Internet Fundamentals”

  • Spring Term 2008
  • Fall Term 2007
  • Spring Term 2007
  • Fall Term 2006

COM/DMD-115 Online “Internet Fundamentals”

  • Spring Term 2006
  • Fall Term 2005
  • Spring Term 2005
  • Spring Term 2009
  • Spring Term 2010

DMD-116 “Web Design”

  • Summer Term 2008
  • Summer Term 2009
  • Summer Term 2010
  • Summer Term 2011
  • Fall Term 2012

DMD216 “interactive Scripting”

  • Spring 2014

DMD256 “Advanced Web Design and Development”

  • Spring 2014

DMD299 “Select Topics in Multimedia”

  • Fall 2013

Adjunct Faculty – Continuing Adult Education department of the College of Lake County

Taught “Graphics in the classroom” to area teachers for CPDU credit

  • Summer Term 2008
  • Summer Term 2007
  • Summer Term 2006
  • Summer Term 2005
  • Summer Term 2004

Technical Trainer – Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning/Professional Development Center – February 2002 to current

Lead Workshops and Courses for Faculty and Staff of the College of Lake County in:

  • Web Accessibility
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Basic and Intermediate Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Impatica
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Internet tips and tricks
  • Basic and Intermediate Adobe Photoshop
  • Digital Video Editing
  • Digital Audio Recordings for the classroom
  • Creating Pod Casts for the classroom
  • Blackboard Basics
  • Enhancing your Blackboard Course
  • Blackboard Bootcamp for New Online Faculty
  • Teaching Online
  • Basic Adobe Flash
  • Using Digital Cameras and Scanners
  • Web 2.0 Applications

Co-Instructor – Technology and Telecommunications Department at Western Illinois University

Taught ITT505, Foundation of Instructional Technology

  • Summer Term 2001

Lab Trainer – Interactive Multimedia Lab for The Center for the Application of Instructional Technology May 2001 to February 2002

Trained Faculty, Students, and Staff at Western Illinois University, both one-on-one and in workshops

Topics of training included:

  • Various software packages
  • Hardware devices
  • Implementation of technology into the classroom

Workshop Leader – K-12 division of The Center for Informational Technology

  • Led workshop for High School teachers on the use of Basic and Advanced PowerPoint – Camp Point, Illinois –  February 21, 2001
  • Led workshop for High School teachers on the use of Video in the classroom – Elmwood, IL – February 28, 2001
  • Led workshop for High School teachers on the use of Microsoft Excel and Desktop Publishing with Microsoft Word – at Camp Point, Illinois – March 14, 2001
  • Led workshop for Junior High School Students on the design and Development of basic web pages using Netscape Composer – Leepertown, Illinois – April 25, 2001

Multimedia Specialist – Interactive Multimedia Lab at Instructional Development Services/Center for the Application of Instructional Technology – October 2000 to May 2001

Worked as a student worker, responsibilities included training Faculty, Students, and Staff at Western Illinois University, both one-on-one and in workshops

Topics of Training included:

  • Various software packages
  • Hardware devices
  • Implementation of technology into the classroom

Psychology Tutor – Office of Academic Support at Western Illinois University – Fall semester 1998 and Spring semester 1999

Tutor areas included:

  • Introductory Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Child Development
  • Social Psychology
  • Research Methods

Teaching Assistant – Western Illinois University – Fall semester 1997 and Spring semester 1998

  • Worked under the supervision of Dr. Bem Allen, Involved in test scoring and grading
  • Worked under the supervision of Dr. Karen Harris, Involved in test construction and scoring

Teaching Assistant – Drake University – Fall semester 1995 and Spring semester 1996

Worked under the supervision of Dr. Steven Faux and Dr. Evans

Taught Introduction to Psychology Lab

  • Ten sections Fall semester 1995
  • Five sections Spring semester 1996

Course consisted of:

  • Lecture
  • Lab demonstrations
  • Weekly assignments
  • Working with students in small groups on hands on projects

Teaching Assistant – Research Methods at Northern Iowa University – Spring semester 1995

Worked under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Oliver

Duties consisted of:

  • Giving feedback to students on an individual basis, regarding their research projects.

Teaching Assistant – Research Methods at Northern Iowa University – Fall semester 1994

Worked under the supervision of Dr. Jack Yates

Duties included:

  • Helping to construct part of the midterm and final exam for the course
  • Grading exams
  • Giving feedback to students on the structure and content of their research projects
  • Grading research projects

Teaching Assistant – Introduction to Psychology at Northern Iowa University – Fall semester 1994

Worked under the supervision of Dr. Linda Walsh

My Duties consisted of:

  • Constructing exam questions
  • Proctoring exams