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Adaptable and motivated instructional designer with fifteen years of experience.  Finds creative solutions to meet learner needs while following best practices of adult learning.


Articulate Storyline
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
MS Office
LMS Management


Association for Educational Communications and Technology

International Association for Language Learning Technology

Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium

Online Learning Consortium



University of Wyoming, 2020

Ed.D. in Instructional Technology

Dissertation: Perceptions of Virtual Reality Based

Cultural Cues in Heritage Language Speakers


New Mexico State University, 2004

M.A. in English

New Mexico State University, 2002

B.A. in English

Work Experience

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University of New Mexico, 2011 - Present

Job Title: Instructional Media Project Manager


  • Successfully designed and implemented complex training and instruction projects utilizing best practices of instructional design and adult learning.
  • Conducted gap analyses to determine user needs and best delivery method.
  • Composed learning objectives for graduate and undergraduate courses.
  • Taught instructors how to use the campus LMS (Blackboard) to its full potential including video assignments, uploading dynamic content, and aligning courses with Quality Matters rubric.
  • Trained over 50 instructors on copyright and fair use guidelines in online course.
  • Created and delivered eye-catching and engaging content in Articulate, Camtasia, and Captivate.
  • Created original assets for use in courses including videos, artwork, and voiceovers.
  • Developed augmented reality and fully immersive virtual reality trainings to give users new ways of interacting with content.
  • Supervises a staff of nine employees.
  • Streamlined processes maintaining the Language Learning Center’s 150+ student-facing computers including software updates and account management.
  • Maintains the department operating and salary budget of approximately $220k/yr.
University of New Mexico, 2006 - 2011

Job Title: Training Support Analyst


  • Analyzed needs and determined training goals utilizing ADDIE, Bloom’s Taxonomyand other instructional design best practices.
  • Created content in Flash, HTML and PHP with AICC and SCORM interaction as needed.
  • Served as both front and back end administrator for a medium-sized Moodle installation (2000+ users).

Protection Technologies Los Alamos, 2004-2006

Job Title: Technical Writer


  • Collaborated with subject matter experts to produce procedures, desk guides, andother training materials on complex biometric access control systems.
  • Successfully documented highly technical processes while maintaining appropriate level of information dissemination/need to know.
White Sands Missile Range, 1999-2004

Job Title: Intern


  • Composed metadata for meteorological models used in the Master Environmental Library (MEL).
  • Completed procedures and technical documents outlining processes for adding new data to MEL.
  • Wrote scripts in Perl and Python to feed data to MEL and accurately respond to user queries.


And Presentations
  • Heritage Language Learner Cultural Cue Recognition in Virtual Environments
    • Submitted for publication – 2021
  • Virtual Reality, Flow, and Heritage Language Learners
    • Submitted for Publication – 2021
  • Using Virtual Reality to Assess Heritage Language Learner Cultural Cue Recognition
    • Presented at the Foreign Language Education and Technology Conference, Tokyo JP – 2019
  • From Lab to Collaborative Hub: Making the Language Center Relevant
    • Co-author with Castaldi, P. Published in Kronenberg, F. (Ed.) Language Center Design – 2017
  • More Than Just a Space: Adapting Language Labs to Meet Changing Student Needs
    • Poster presented at the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium Conference, Lansing, MI – 2016
  • Challenges of the New Language Learning Classroom
    • Presented at the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium Annual Conference,  Boulder, CO – 2015
  • Recreating a Language Center to Meet Student’s Pedagogical Needs
    • Presented at the International Association for Language Learning Technology Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL – 2013
  • Making the Most of Moodle: Open Source Tools for Instructional Design
    • Presented at the American Society for Training and Development, New Mexico Chapter Conference, Albuquerque, NM – 2010

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