About

Guided by the motto “learn continuously, live generatively,” I am a business instructor, course developer, and corporate trainer with extensive experience as a writer, speaker, and consultant.

Skilled in learning management systems such as Blackboard, Canvas, eCollege, edX, and Moodle, I develop and teach communication, management, and marketing courses for adult learners online, on campus, and in blended learning environments. In corporate settings, I conduct business communication, decision-making, and social media marketing workshops. Embracing opportunities overseas, I also teach undergraduates at a university in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and conduct corporate training there as well.

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 have also authored 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 of my guilty pleasures.

As a marketer and consultant, I have managed people, products, and projects in the education, entertainment, medical device, nonprofit, publishing, travel, and technology sectors. Recognized for my knowledge of social media marketing, I have been called upon to provide expert witness testimony for lawsuits and related research matters. A charismatic speaker, I use sincerity, humor, and storytelling to connect with audiences; education, leadership, management, marketing, and technology are my main topics.

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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