About

Guided by the motto “learn continuously, live generatively,” I am a business instructor, instructional designer, and corporate trainer with experience as a writer, speaker, and consultant; you might also find me occasionally acting or performing as a voiceover artist. After teaching extensively online and across Southern California I embraced an opportunity in Dubai where I educate undergraduates and conduct training courses.

Skilled in learning management systems such as Blackboard and Canvas, I develop and deliver communication, management, and marketing courses for adult learners online, on campus, and in blended learning environments. Oriented towards the implementation of ideas, I have prepared and presented training programs on business communication, corporate happiness, creativity and innovation, leadership, and social media for individuals, organizations, and government agencies.

A tech-savvy writer, my first book, edX E-Learning Course Development,” was published for educators with the aim of designing, developing, and deploying MOOC courses on the edX platform. I recently wrote a chapter in a book about sports business titled Arabian Gulf Game Plan: The social media marketing strategy of the Emirates American Football League.” I also author scholarly papers, feature articles, and Doctorious — a blog about my adventures in academia. I am an unrepentant fan of the Oxford comma; the semicolon is another guilty pleasure.

As a marketer and consultant, I managed people, products, and projects in the education, entertainment, medical device, nonprofit, publishing, travel, and technology sectors. Recognized for my knowledge of social media, I provide expert witness testimony and reports for lawsuits; I even helped Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen keep $500,000 in royalties for the songGood Time!”

A charismatic speaker, I use sincerity, humor, and storytelling to connect with audiences; digital marketing, educational technology, and social media are my main topics. A lifelong learner, I appreciate opportunities to enhance my understanding. I earned an MBA from Woodbury University and a BA in English with an emphasis in creative writing from UC Santa Barbara.

When asked why teaching is my tenure, I explain, “I embrace education as my profession because it empowers me to help shape the lives of others, while giving my life greater meaning.”

In summary:

  • Author of articles, a blog, and book for educators creating a MOOC course with edX.
  • Expert witness who provides testimony and reports about business and social media.
  • Instructional designer proficient with producing educational content and assessments.
  • International educator with teaching and training experience in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Marketer skilled with creating and curating original content for social media campaigns.
  • Mentor and academic advisor to associate, undergraduate, and graduate level students.
  • Online educator with expertise using LMS including Blackboard, Canvas, and eCollege.
  • Professional experienced working in nonprofits, startups, and Fortune 500 companies.
  • Public speaker who uses sincerity, humor, and storytelling to connect with audiences.
  • Teacher adept at developing and delivering business courses online and on-campus.
  • Trainer specializing in communication, management, and marketing courses.es.

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