Teaching with technology (i.e., games & simulations, mobile
learning, social networking, etc.) effectively, efficiently, and seamlessly, so that students are producers
as well as consumers of technology.
Ed. D., Educational Technology, University of Florida, 2012
M.S., Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, 1997
M.S., Biology, Georgia Southern University, 1994
B.S., Biology, Georgia Southern University, 1993
Florida Teaching Certificate, Florida Atlantic University, 2000
Educational Technology Instructor
(2013-Present) Foundational & graduate Studies in Education, Morehead
State University, Morehead, KY. I designed and taught curriculum for educational technology graduate (Doctoral &
GED and GED-Prep
(ABE) Instructor (2011-2013) Adult Education, Indian River State College,
Ft. Pierce, Florida. I have taught several levels of GED and GED-prep math, English, and language classes for IRSC’s
Adult education programs.
Online Education Developer and Instructor (2006-2013)
Adult Education, Indian River State College, Ft. Pierce, Florida. I improved and applied online curriculum for IRSC’s
Adult education programs. Additionally, I have offered training and best practices for other online instructors.
Science Curriculum Developer and Instructor (2006-2013) Adult
Education, Indian River State College, Ft. Pierce, Florida. I improved and applied science curriculum for IRSC’s Adult
education programs. The Adult High School’s science classes include: Biology 1A & 1B, Chemistry 1A & 1B, Earth
Science 1A & 1B, Environmental Science 1A & 1B, and Physical Science 1A & 1B.
Adjunct Science Instructor (1999-2013) Department of Arts & Sciences, Indian River State College, Ft. Pierce, Florida. I developed
and implemented curriculum for undergraduate biology I and II courses, ecology, life sciences, and oceanography courses including
group projects designed to introduce students to professional biology.
Secondary Science Teacher (1998-2005) St. Lucie West Centennial High School, Port St. Lucie, Florida. I innovated curriculum and
lead instruction of biology (general, honors I and II, and environmental) and earth-space science. Also, I founded a student
Environmental Club, including developing community projects, mentoring students, recycling newspapers, and organizing fundraisers
and field trips.
SAT-prep Instructor (1998) Kaplan, Jacksonville Branch, Jacksonville, Florida. I instructed students in preparation
of taking standardized tests such as the SAT.
Teaching Assistant (1994-1997) University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. I managed all aspects of the Wildlife department’s
largest undergraduate course (1800 students per year), coauthored instructional text, wrote and evaluated exams, conducted
background research for lectures, and counseled students.
Texas Education Agency (TEA) through SAFAL Partners (2017) Selected to serve as a subject
matter expert for the TEA to assist and support the Career and Technical Resource Integration Project in the evaluation of
10,000+ educational resources against quality benchmarks.
Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) Professional Development Workshops Presenter
(2011-Present) Create and administer three workshops (An Introduction to Mobile Learning; Incorporating Games and
Simulations into Your Curriculum for Academic Success – Why and How; and, The Creative Class and 21st Century Skills)
to educators throughout the nation.
Northern Kentucky University's Center for Educator Excellent (2014) We (two colleagues
& I) evaluated data from the Collaborative for Inquiry-Based Instruction (CIBI) project. We compiled and analyzed their
data (both quantitative and qualitative) to write a report of the project's findings.
Research Biologist (1994-1997) University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. I designed and conducted a study on the use of
managed and unmanaged habitat by the rufous-sided towhee in North Central Florida.
(1995-1996) Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville,
Florida. I conducted extensive paleontological research to trace the evolution of fauna.
(1993-1994) Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia. I designed and conducted
a study of avian ecology in an urban environment.
Eastern Bluebird Project
Researcher (1993-1994) Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia.
I collected critical data for a study of Eastern Bluebird nesting ecology, including bird banding, nest monitoring, and maintenance
of nest boxes.
Science Lab Instructor (1993-1994) Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia. I designed and directed laboratory undergraduate
coursework for biology (general and majors), anatomy and physiology classes.