Health Sciences and Research & Scholarship, Libraries Faculty Associate, Associate Professor
I am a faculty member in the Department of Health Sciences and one of the co-leaders for the Engaged Learning Consortium at JMU. I have been teaching college students for over 16 years. Teaching is my passion and providing professional development for faculty is an opportunity to impact more students than I can in my own courses. I have developed several professional development workshops and presentations to help faculty improve their teaching effectiveness across all modalities of courses. I love creative problem-solving and trying new things in my own teaching. I am also a faculty associate for the Center for Faculty Innovation where I have run the Engaged Teacher-Scholar (ETS) Program since 2018.
Education, Training, and Certification:
Certificate in Instructional Technology (anticipated completion: 2021). Department of Educational Technology, James Madison University.
Ph.D., Health Behavior (Minor in Human Sexuality, The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction), Indiana University Bloomington
M.S., Couple and Family Therapy and B.A., Honours Psychology, University of Guelph
About Instructional Design
We are committed to building an engaging and inclusive learning environment at JMU by consulting with instructors and programs on instructional design (ID) for courses, curricula, and learning initiatives.
As instructional designers, our practices are informed by learning sciences, systems thinking, and pedagogy-driven community building. Centering equity, accessibility, and inclusion, we support instruction, learning, and scholarly work by providing instructional design solutions to enhance and sustain learners’ success. Our work simultaneously holds space to explore evidence-based emerging teaching and learning trends, tools, and methods while centering an ethic of care and a learner-centered experience.