Faculty Associate from Health Sciences, Assistant 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 Learning Innovations & Design
We create virtual and physical spaces, programs, and services for the JMU community to enhance, experiment with, and innovate in their teaching, learning, and scholarship. Departments include Classroom Technology Services, Digital Projects, Makerspaces Services & Instruction, Media Production Services, Online Learning, and Programming & Planning.
About Online Learning
We provide leadership and expertise in the development and implementation of quality online, hybrid, and distance learning at JMU. With a focus on access, accessibility, equity, and inclusion, we coordinate services, support, and instructional design for online and hybrid learning. Our collaboration and research efforts extend pedagogical effectiveness and learning flexibility in support of engaging, student-centered online and hybrid learning experiences.