Ph.D. coursework in Learning Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2010-2014. Advisor: Dr. Joshua Radinsky
Ed.D. coursework in Instructional Technology and Media, 2002-2006 Advisor: Dr. Irving Hamer
Research interests: Instructional design, multiple representations, embodied design
Ed.M., [Instructional Technology and Media], Teachers College, Columbia University, 2002
M.M.T [Music Technology], New York University, 2000
B.M [Professional Music], Berklee College of Music, 1990
Research Assistant, Learning Sciences Research Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2010-2014
Responsibilities: Working on American Migrations Project; Collecting data, transcribing and editing video, and annotating Social Explorer maps for curriculum
Research Assistant, Urban Education Institute, University of Chicago, 2008-2010
Education Support Specialist & Application Evaluator, University of Virginia, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 2008
Curriculum Coordinator, Heritage Christian School (K- 9), Charlotte, NC, 2005-2006
Responsibilities: Revamped school curriculum; liaison between administration and parents
Graduate Assistant, Teachers College, Columbia University, Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology Grant, 2000-2001
Interviewed faculty, wrote scripts detailing faculty use of technology, digitized and compiled video and audio for use on the World Wide Web
Technology Fellow, Teachers College, Columbia University Academic Computing Services, 2001
Assisted college webmaster in website development, digitized video and audio files, and updated information in content management system for Columbia University website
Computer Consultant, Armory Technology Center, New York, NY, 2000-2001
Taught web-site design and html programming to junior high school students.
Research Assistant, New York University, Metro Center for Urban Education, 1996-1998
Mentored and tutored “at-risk” students at Prospect Heights High School, Brooklyn, NY. Served as head tutor in second year.
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING & WEB DESIGN
Educational Technology Assistant, Columbia University Center for New Media, Teaching, and Learning, 1999-2000
Created quick-time illustrations for faculty use, input data for faculty websites, digitized and uploaded audio to server, created image maps and graphics.
Staff Developer/Computer Programmer [Lingo], Columbia University Center for New Media, Teaching, and Learning, summer 1999.
Worked with Educational Environmental Science Simulation, “Brownfield Action.” Programmed key component of first iteration. http://ccnmtl.columbia.edu/portfolio/sciences/brownfield_action_30.html
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING TRAINING
- University of Illinois at Chicago, Computer and Electrical Engineering Department, Industrial Training and Collaboration Academy, 2011 Instruction in Apple’s iPhone iOS programming environment
- Udemy Course, The Complete iOS 9 Developer course. Instructor Rob Percival. (In Progress)
- Robuts IT, Excel Training Package. (In Progress)
OTHER TUTORING & TEACHING EXPERIENCE
After-School Teacher, Calvary Christian Academy
Assisted elementary students with homework and managed recreational activities, 2000
Computer Consultant, Teachers College, Columbia University, Academic Computing Center, 1999
Helped students with word processing software and maintained lab equipment.
Freelance alto saxophonist, 1998-present
Performances with Kit McClure Big Band in NYC and eastern U.S., 1998 -2001
MENTORING AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Youth Camp Volunteer, 1997-present
Camp instructor at Truth Ministries (TM) camp in Zanesville, OH and Camp Holyfire in Charlotte, NC.
Taught middle and high school and college level youth
- President, Youth Department, Emmanuel Temple Church, Brooklyn, NY, 1998- 2003
Coordinated monthly youth services. Established programming to serve the spiritual, social and emotional needs of youth church members.
Coordinated summer trip to TM Camp for area churches in New York and New Haven, CT. Responsibilities included advertising, collecting monies, fund-raising and scheduling