Demonstrated achiever with a strong work ethic and several years of experience working with adult learners in higher education. I am skilled at learning new concepts quickly, working well under pressure, and communicating ideas clearly and effectively. I have extensive knowledge of curriculum development and have worked to develop content for online learning on platforms such as Blackboard, Canvas, and D2L. I have my doctorate in Higher Education Administration this encompasses skills like legal issues, public relations, leadership, human resources, business administration, and facilities management. For fun I scuba dive with my son, travel to see the world and tinker with new technologies.
I am a program manager for Upwork Enterprise where I work with Fortune 30 clients who are ready to leverage the gig economy. I consult with large Enterprise organizations on building and utilizing distributed teams to meet their project needs. Work cross functionally with Sales, Operations, and Talent Solutions to build programs to ensure Enterprise client success. I manage internal project teams to complete Enterprise level client projects while maintaining project management principles/best practices, meeting deadlines and ensuring client satisfaction.
In this position I work as a teacher and an administrator, currently teaching students in the CIS department the skills necessary to graduate from the college with an associate's degree in Computer Information Science. I work as the lead instructor for all courses, hire adjunct instructors, manage full-time faculty, write curriculum, work with our advisory committee, manage our student organization and handle budgeting/purchasing concerns.
Instructional Leadership, Emphasis: Higher Education Administration Dissertation title: Barriers to Computer Programming Student Success: A Quantitative Study of Community College Students in Southwest Missouri
Major: Career and Technical Education Leadership
Major: Technology Management Minor: Computer Science