Education

  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
    Masters of Liberal Arts -- December 2014
    Relevant classes taken in major:
    • ELCR 7500: Technology in Educational Leadership
      Research and practice in educational technology in regard to emerging technology trends and issues in educational technology
    • ELCR 7503: Instructional Design
      Instructional design applications for instructional/ learning problems
    • ELCR 7420: Administration of Technology Programs
      Planning and development of technology programs, including facility consideration, application, and acquisitions
    • LIS 7510: Website Design and Management
      Focus on Website Development, including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript languages
    • LIS 7620: Information Retrieval Systems(Cross listed: CSC 7481)
      Focus on automated information storage and retrieval, including data structures, user interface, and web browsers
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
    Bachelor of Science, Education -- December 2004
    Concentration: Secondary Education
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
    Bachelor of Arts, English -- December 2002
    Concentraion: Technical Writing

Employment

August 2007 - Present: Baton Rouge Community College
Assistant Professor, Program Manager
Develop and teach classes in Web Development, Game Development, and Digital Media. Manage day-to-day program items, including scheduling of classes, student graduation advising, curriculum development and assessment, and update meetings with staff of four (4) instructors.
May 2001 - Present: GameVortex.com
Senior Software Editor
Write and edit reviews and previews of video games and accessories within two-week deadlines. Provide on-site coverage of E3 trade show and other industry events. Assist in redesign of website in 2003. Provide video coverage for E3 2010 and other industry events.
August 2005 - August 2007: Kenilworth Middle School
Teacher
Taught CKAP (Core Knowledge Acceleration Program) with focus in English Language Arts, History. Served as Language Arts Supervisor for entire school as member of Kenilworth IMT (Infrastructure Management Team).
May 2003 - July 2004: Louisiana State University
Intern, Media Assistant, Assistant Editor
Wrote and edited copy for office publications, including the 2003 University Annual Report and LSU Research newsletter. Designed and wrote brochures/flyers for office-sponsored programs such as the Junior Faculty Travel Program, Business Start-Up Boot Camp and Chancellor's Future Leaders in Research using Adobe Photoshop, Quark Express and MS Word. Assisted in redesign and maintenance of the Office of Research and Graduate Studies website using Dreamweaver.

Skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication, organizational and planning skills
  • Proficent in Microsoft Office, HTML, CSS3
  • Experience with JavaScript, jQuery, WordPress, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, AfterEffects, Premiere, Final Cut 7

Honors and Organizations

  • 2013 - 2014 Albritton Endowed Professorship Recipient
  • 2010 Oustanding Post-Secondary Instructor, LCTCS/ LA Department of Education
  • 2008 NISOD Award Winner
  • Refresh Baton Rouge Member
  • 2008 IGDA EdSIG adHoc Committee -- "IGDA Seal of Approval for Academic Institutions"

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