Instructional Equipment & Applications Specialist Sr.
Fueled by a love for technology and a strong belief in lifelong learning, I have invested my time and efforts into the exploration of educational media and technology. While studying at James Madison University for my undergraduate degree, I took coursework in educational media, educational technology, instructional design, and photography. For my undergraduate senior research project, I created an Augmented Reality Sandbox and researched the benefits of augmented reality in the classroom. I am currently enrolled in the Educational Technology M.Ed. program at James Madison University, where I am studying the impact that augmented reality, specifically mixed reality glasses, can have on learning. I am also a part of the Classroom Technology Services department at James Madison University, in which we are responsible for introducing new technologies into the classrooms that will assist with the JMU’s academic mission. Outside of work and my graduate studies, I am a freelance photographer that specializes in sports photography. I have won two Virginia Press Association awards for my work in 2018 and 2019 and continue to freelance for a variety of different organizations.
Education and Certifications:
Bachelor of Individualized Studies: Educational Media and Photography (2019)
Extron Certified A/V Associate
Extron Certified Control Specialist
AVIXA AV Technologist Certification
- Augmented Reality
- Mixed Reality Glasses
- Augmented Reality Sandbox
- Photography and Videography for learning
- Video Games as an educational tool
About Classroom Technology Services
We enhance the teaching and learning experience for faculty and students in in-person and hybrid environments via management of appropriate educational technologies. We design, install, support, and maintain reliable technology-rich teaching environments on campus. We coordinate with JMU Facilities Management and others to plan for audio/visual technologies for new or renovated JMU academic buildings.