Certified Peer Reviewer
- Master of Education in Educational Technology, 2005, University of Arkansas
- Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, 1994, University of Arkansas
- College of Education and Health Professions
About me, in my words
I have worked in the distance learning field since 2005 as an instructional designer. I also teach as an adjunct instructor for the educational technology master’s degree program in the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas. I'm originally from the Washington, D.C., area, and I've lived in Northwest Arkansas for more than 25 years. While living in coastal North Carolina, I volunteered with environmental organizations, including the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project. In Arkansas, I enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, including kayaking, hiking, and exploring with my dogs.
If I were not an instructional designer, I would probably be...
an inventor of environmental technologies. I would love to invent a machine that turns any discarded object into clean energy. For now, I mostly spend a lot of time picking up litter.
The best part about working with faculty is...
watching their individual personalities come to life online. From the low key to the most expressive, every instructor has a wealth of experience in his or her field of expertise. I think faculty sometimes forget how powerful their stories are.
If I had to pick an animal to describe my personality, it would be...
a pygmy seahorse. This doesn’t have anything to do with living undersea; I can’t even hold my breath for long. I don’t even know if they have a personality, but this animal is one of the best-camouflaged fishes in the oceans and so is difficult to detect, a state I desire when I’m out and about. In fact, so well camouflaged is this fish that it is classified as “Data Deficient.” There are many interesting things happening around us and dangers that can be avoided until we are spotted. As someone who likes to observe, I think the pygmy seahorse is just about perfect.