- University of Massachusetts, Boston MA: June, 2015-Present
Pursuing a PhD in Higher Education
- University of Massachusetts, Boston MA: 2012-2013
Master’s Degree, Education; Concentration: Instructional Design
- Suffolk University, Boston, MA: 2006-2008
Master’s Degree, Public Administration
- University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA: 2004-2006
Master’s Degree, American Studies; Concentration: Gender & Sexuality
- North Shore Community College, Lynn, MA: 2002-2004
Associate’s Degree, Criminal Justice
- Salem State University, Salem, MA: 1997-2001
Bachelor of Art, History; Honors Program, Minor: English/Writing
INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN & INSTRUCTIONAL EXPERIENCE
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Instructional Designer and Faculty Development Specialist, 6/2017-Present
Regis College, Weston, MA
Instructional Designer, 2016-2017
North Shore Community College, Lynn/Danvers, MA
Coordinator of Instructional Design: 2011-2016
Adjunct Faculty: 09/06-Present
Courses Taught: American Literature I (Hybrid) & II; World Literature I; World History I & II; US History II
Coursed designed: Comics in American Culture; Popular Culture and Media (Online), Introduction to GLBTQ Studies. Share This: Social Media for Personal, Professional and Organizational Uses
Part-Time Faculty Mentor Coordinator: 09/08-09/2010
University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA: 2008-2012
Courses Taught: College Writing I & II; Turning Fiction into Film; Graphic Narratives; The Horror Story
Endicott College, Beverly, MA
Visiting Lecturer: 2012
Courses Taught: American Popular Culture (Online)
University of Phoenix, Online: 2009-2012
Courses Taught: Cultural Diversity (Online)
Emerson College, Boston, MA: 2008-2011
Courses Taught: Making Monsters: Manifestations of Fear; Comics in American Culture; Love and Eroticism in Western Culture; Cultural Construction of Identity
Salem State University, Salem MA: 2007-2011
Courses Taught: World History I & II
Tufts University, Medford, MA: Fall, 2008
Lecturer in the Experimental College
Courses Taught: Comics in American Culture
PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS FACILITATED
Instructional Design Workshops: Continuity of Learning During Emergencies, Creating & Using Instructional Videos, Digital Service Learning Projects for Students and Faculty, Flipping the Course—Big & Small Approaches, Group Projects in Online and Hybrid Courses, Hybrid Flexible Pedagogy Design, Hybrid Course Design, Mobile Devices and Learning, OER Resources Program Development, OER Course Development, Online Course Design, Revising Online Courses, Universal Design in Online & Hybrid Learning, Using Comics in Education, Varying Assessment in Online and Hybrid Courses, Wikis for Teaching and Learning.
LMS Workshops: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advance Use of ANGEL and Blackboard Learn, Preparing for LMS Migration, Using Third Party Vendors in Blackboard.
Web 2.0 Workshops: Blogging, Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Slides, Google Sites, LinkedIn, Prezi, Social Media in Teaching and Learning, VoiceThreads, YouTube.
Other Relevant Workshops: Developing Digital Identities for Students, Digital Skills for Job Searchers and Recent Graduates, Professional Development for Part-Time Faculty.
INVITED PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS
- Carlow University. CDLI Summer Institute. July, 2018. Keynote Presentation: The Struggle Is Real & Often, Invisible: Accessibility and Universal Design for Online Learning.
- North Shore Community College. Liberal Arts Lecture Series. Danvers, MA. April 2018. Vampires Get You Famous, But The Hulk Will Get You Sued: The Intersections of Creativity, Censorship, Copyright and the Commons.
- Bunker Hill Community College, Charlestown, MA. January 2018. Presentation: Making Sure Everyone Gets Pi: The Fundamentals of OER.
- South Carolina Technical Colleges, Columbia, SC. October 2017. Workshop: Choosing Wisely and Widely: Implementing Hybrid Flexible Pedagogy to Engage Student Choice, Meet Course Objectives, and Avoid Class Cancellations.
- Northern Essex Community College, Lawrence, MA. December 2016. Presentation: Digital Service Learning: What’s It All About.
- Quinsigamond Community College Technology Conference, January 2016. Co-Keynote: Open to Change: Revisiting Instruction Through the Library and Open Educational Resources (OER).
- North Shore Community College’s Forum on Tolerance, October 2015. Presentation: Changing Lives Through Literature: An Introduction.
- Open Ed Forum 2015, UMASS Boston, March 2015. Guest Panelist, Panel Discussion: Sustaining OE Initiatives on Campus.
- 2011 Common Text Workshop. University of Massachusetts, Lowell. June. Presentation: On Using Comics In the Classroom.
- 2010 Professional Day at North Shore Community College. Danvers, MA. March. (Co-Presenter) Presentation: Building Knowledge in the Classroom: Using Wikis in the College Classroom.
CONFERENCE & PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS
- Massachusetts Colleges Online 2018 Conference. Framingham, MA. June 2018. Presentation: Open Pedagogy And the Online Classroom.
- 2018 NERCOMP Conference. Providence, RI. March 2018. Co-presenter: The Exploded Syllabus: Examining User Experience and Instructional Design in Learning Management Systems
- 2018 NERCOMP Pre-Conference Workshop. Providence, RI. March 2018. Co-organizer: The Access Pass: Creating Your Universal Design Toolkit for Course.
- NERCOMP: OER: Obtaining Exceptional Results. Norwood, MA. February 2018. Presentation: Upcycling Courses: Supporting Faculty with Open Pedagogy
- NERCOMP Webinar. January 2018. Presentation: “Ugh, group work”: Restructuring Group Work & Projects in the Online Course.
- 2017 New England Faculty Development Consortium Fall Conference. College of the Holy Cross. November 2017. Presentation: Reusing Learning Objects: Open Pedagogy and Student Content.
- 2017 Northeast Popular Culture Association Annual Conference. Amherst, MA. October 2017. Presentation: Wanna Play? Creative Strategies for Teaching Pop Culture.
- NERCOMP: Current Trends in OER. Sturbridge, MA. January 2017. Co-Presentation: Free to Learn & Free to Choose: Universal Design & Student Choice with OER.
- 2016 New England Faculty Development Consortium Fall Conference. College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. November 2016. Digital Service Learning: Taking Volunteering Online.
- 2016 Massachusetts Colleges Online Annual Conference, June 2016. Co-Presenter: Open, Online & Engaging: OER for the Digital Classroom.
- 2016 NERCOMP Annual Conference: Providence, RI. March, 2016. Co-Presenter: Sustainable Models for Creating Open & Affordable Course Materials.
- NERCOMP: The Socially Networked Classroom & College: Using Social Media in Higher Education, Southbridge, MA. January, 2016. Co-Organizer & Presenter.
- NERCOMP: Continuity of Learning, October 2015. Presentation: The Snowpocalypse Has Been Postponed Indefinitely: Using Hybrid Flexible Design.
- 21st Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference, October 2015. Co-presenter: Examining the Building Blocks for an Effective Blended Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Learning Model.
- Blackboard Day At Bridgewater State University: August 2015. Presentation: Plagiarism-Proofing and Versatility in Assignments in Blackboard.
- NERCOMP Virtual Workshop, March 2015. Presentation: Exploring Hybrid Flexible Pedagogy: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Snow Days and Love This Format.
- 2015 Innovations Conference: Boston, MA, March 2015. Co-presenter: Connecting the Campus: Models for Cross-Campus Collaborations.
- ELI Annual Meeting 2015. Virtual Meeting, SEM01- Innovation and Proven Practice in Online and Blended Learning. Presenter: Slice ItAny Way You Want: Using Hybrid Flexible Design for Student Learning.
- NERCOMP: Instructional Design Symposium 2015, Southbridge, MA. January 2015. Facilitator.
- NERCOMP: Supporting Faculty Teaching Online, Framingham, MA. November 2014. Co-Presenter: Redesigning Through Universal Design.
- NERCOMP: "F5" Your Online Course: Redesigning and Updating Online Courses, Norwood, MA. June 2014. Co-Organizer & Presenter.
- 2014 Massachusetts Colleges Online Annual Conference, Bridgewater State University,June, 2014. Presentation #1: Choose Your Own EdVenture: Hybrid Flexible Pedagogy; Presentation #2: Developing Accessible Content for Student Success
- 2014 Technology Summit, Suffolk University, May 2014. Presentation: Flexing with Technology: Using Your LMS and Hybrid Flexible Pedagogy.
- 2014 Teaching and Learning Conference, North Shore Community College, May 2014. Presentation: Choice by Design: Using Hybrid Flexible Pedagogy to Empower Students.
- 2013 New England Faculty Development Consortium Fall Conference. College of the Holy Cross. November. Poster Presentation: Hybrid Flexible Pedagogy: Engagement by Expansive Choice
- 2013 North East Popular Culture Association Annual Conference. Saint Michael’s College. October. Presentation: Hyde'ous Evolution: Exploring How the Dwarfish Hyde Became the Monstrous Hulk in the Classroom. Panel Chair: Comics & Graphic Novels
- NERCOMP: Creative Outreach - Supporting Academic Software with Flair. Norwood, MA. September 2013. Co-Presenter: Putting a Face on Academic Technology
- 2013 Ed-Tech Day. Bridgewater State University. August: Co-Presenter: Supporting Online Group Work with Google Apps
- 2013 Massachusetts Colleges Online Annual Conference. Bridgewater State University. June. Co-Presenter: Developing Accessible Content for Student Success.
- 2013 Massachusetts Community College: Teaching, Learning, and Student Development Conference. Middlesex Community College. April. Presentation: Where Faculty Fear to Tread: Role Modeling Civility in a Digital World
- NERCOMP Virtual Workshop. November 2012. (Co-Presenter) Presentation: Google Apps in the Classroom
- 2012 Popular Culture Association Annual Conference. Boston, MA. April. Presentation: Sterling’s Sidekicks – Audience Creation and the Rise of the Sidekick in \ Early Superhero Comics
- The Monster Inside Us, The Monsters Around Us: Monstrosity and Humanity. De Montfort University, UK, November 2011. Presentation: Boundless Monstrosity: The Evolution and Intertextual Development of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Panel Chair: Monstrous Humans/Human Monsters, Speaking and Writing the Monstrous
- 2011 North East Popular Culture Association Annual Conference. Danbury, CT. November. Presentation: Boundless Monstrosity: The Evolution and Intertextual Development of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Panel Chair: Comics & Graphic Novels
- 2011 North Shore Community College’s IT Fluency Summer Institute. Danvers, MA. June. Presentation: Wikis, Blogs, and Web 2.0 Projects.
- 2010 Film & History Conference. Milwaukee, WI. November. (Co-Presenter) Presentation: Who Am I Cheering for Again? Viewer Identification of Self, Group and Other in District 9. Area Chair: For Love of the Fans: Comic Film Adaptations and Fandom
- 2010 North East Popular Culture Association Annual Conference. Boston, MA. October. (Co-Presenter) Presentation: Human Alien-nation: District 9 and the Redirection of Empathy. Panel Chair: Comics, Perspectives and Social Understandings
- 2009 Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association Annual Conference. Boston, MA. November. Presentation: The (Super) War on Terror: Superhero Alternatives to 9/11 and Its Aftermath
- 2009 North East Popular Culture Association Annual Conference. Bay City, NY. October. Presentation: Strokes of Genius: Gareth Hinds’ Adaptation of King Lear and Other Classics
- 2009 World History Association Annual Conference. Salem, MA. June: Presentation: Drawing Connections: On Using Comics in the Classroom
- 2009 Joint Conference of Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association. New Orleans, LA. April. Presentation: Voices In My Head: Stephen King's Dynamic Relationship With Audiobooks
- The Comic Book in Popular Culture. Bowling Green State University, Ohio, October 2008. Presentation: Framing History: The Use of Comics for History
- 2008 Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association Annual Conference. UMASS, Dartmouth. October. Presentation: Zombie Resurgence: The Undead (and Un-Christian) Enemy of Post 9/11 America. Panel Chair: Panels Without Borders: Expanding Comic Scholarship
- 2008 Florida Conference of Historians. Jacksonville, FL. March. Presentation: Readership and Identity in Early Superhero Comics
- “iTeach, iLearn, and iConfused: Collection Development: Technology Education” in Library Journal. November 1, 2015.
- "My Two Hats in Higher Education: Adjunct Faculty & Instructional Designer" in The Nexus: Official Newsletter of the Massachusetts College Personnel Association. February 2015.
- Book Review of Dungeons & Dreamers for the Northeast Popular Culture Newsletter.January 2015.
- "Degrees of Angst: Massachusetts, Demographics, and State Education" in On Campus: The WGBH News Higher Education Blog. November 2014.
- Entry: "The Horror Narrative and the Graphic Novel" in Critical Insights: The Graphic Novel. ed. Gary Hoppenstand. Salem Press.March 2014.
- Entries: "Extraterrestrials," "Hyde, Edward," "King Kong," and "Robots," in The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters, ed by Dr. Jeffrey Weinstock from Ashgate Publishing Ltd. March 2014.
- "A Superhero for the Times: Superman's Fight against Oppression and Injustice in the 1930s", in Ages of Heroes, Eras of Men eds. Julian C. Chambliss, Thomas Donaldson, William Svitavsky. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. July 2013
- "The Hulking Hyde: How the Incredible Hulk Reinvented the Modern Jekyll and Hyde Monster" in Fear and Learning: Essays on the Pedagogy of Horror edited by Aalya Ahmad and Sean Moreland, McFarland Books. Spring, 2013.
- Entry "Larry Gonick" in Icons of the American Comic Book: From Captain America to Wonder Woman, eds Randall Duncan and Matthew Smith from Greenwood Press. February 2013.
- Entry: “Horror in Graphic Novels” in Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: History, Theme, and Technique, ed by Dr. Bart Beaty & Stephen Weiner. Salem Press. October 2012.
- Entry: “Cartoon History of the Universe” in Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Independents & Underground Classics, ed by Dr. Bart Beaty & Stephen Weiner from Salem Press. May 2012.
- Entries: “The Boys” and “Savage Dragon” in Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Heroes & Superheroes, ed by Dr. Bart Beaty & Stephen Weiner from Salem Press, March 2012.
- Book Review of “The Power of Comics” for Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2012.
- Book Review of “Monsters of the Gévaudan” for The Journal of Monsters and the Monstrous, Volume 1, Issue 2. September 2011.
- Book Review of “The Haunt of Fears” for Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, Volume 2, Issue 2, 2011.
- “Sound Judgment: An Audies Judge Reflects” in Library Journal. April 2011.
- "Speaking Over the Words: Realizing Text into Audio" in Journal of American Studies of Turkey, Issue 32, Fall, 2010.
- "Zombie Films" and "Superhero Comics" Essays in September 11 in Popular Culture: A Guide. Sara E. Quay and Amy M. Damico, Eds. Greenwood Press (9/2010)
- "Books Born Digital: The emerging phenomenon of books published first in digital format" in Library Journal. May 2009.
- “Can You Hear Me Now? The Rising Standards of Audiobook Publishers” in Foreword Magazine. July 2007.
SOCIAL MEDIA CONSULTING
- Social Media Strategist, Higher Education Program, University of Massachusetts, Boston (June, 2016-Present)
- Social Media Strategist, North East Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) (September 2014-Present)
- Participant in Social Media Group at North Shore Community College, (2012-2016)
- Social Media Strategist, North East Regional Computer Program (NERCOMP) (November 2012-2015)
- Social Media Strategist for Immersive Education Initiative’s iED Summit, 2013.
- Social Media Consultant for Ford Hall Forum (October 2012)
AWARDS & HONOR
- Recipient for the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award for Adjunct Faculty at North Shore Community College.
- Recipient of Technology Across the Curriculum Grant at North Shore Community College, 2013 to develop an hybrid-flexible course.
- Participant in the ROC Association for Dutch International ConneXions Faculty Exchange Program, 2009-2010 and 2012-2013
- Recipient of the University of Massachusetts-Lowell English Department Commendation for College Writing II Syllabus Evaluation, Spring, 2011
- Recipient of Technology Across the Curriculum Grant at North Shore Community College, 2011 to develop an online course.
- Judge for the National Popular Culture Association’s Annual Inge Award, 2009
- Participant in the National Endowment for the Humanities Workshop for Illustrating the Gilded Age: Political Cartoons and the Press in American Politics and Culture, 1877-1901, May 2008
- Graduate Fellow at Suffolk University, 2006-2008
- Presidential Scholar at Salem State University, 1997-2001
Open Access Research. Instructional Design. Open Educational Resources. Online Teaching and Learning. Flexible Learning. Digital Service Learning. Techno-capital in Higher Education. Higher Education and the Public Good. Blended Learning. Video Games and Pedagogy. Social Media and Pedagogy. Literature. Web 2.0, Digital Identity, Comics. Popular Culture. Gender and Sexuality. Film and Film Genre. Horror. History.