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I create and lead for learning with a focus on growth, innovation, and community. I'm committed to the learner experience. I believe in bold creativity and proactively welcoming people into learning environments. I'm passionate about learning design, relationship building, and equitable opportunities for success. I'm dedicated to an authentic and participatory management style, experienced in fiscal management, and skilled in the development of collaborative relationships. Some of my areas of proficiency include: program innovation, change management and implementation, project management, online and onground learner-centered instruction, educational technology, instructional design, professional learning design and development, open educational resources, higher education environments, instructor development, visual design, audio design, learning management systems, podcast production, research, and assessment and evaluation.

 work​ history

Learning Systems Specialist at Oregon Education Association
July 2019-present

Lead a team of instructors and course designers. Develop new and innovative learning designs. Create and implement protocols and best practices for learning systems. Recruit, train, support, supervise, and evaluate professional learning facilitators, course instructors, and content developers. Design and create online and in-person learning content and formats to meet identified learner needs. Manage organization's learning management system and professional learning webpages. Co-produce the organization's weekly podcast. Coordinate, plan, and manage live virtual events. Collect and assess user data. Provide technical support to instructors and learners. Create visual, audio, and text design elements including staff and board reports, graphics, and promotional materials.

Dean of Libraries, Associate Professor at Concordia University
July 2017-July 2019

Responsible for operational management including budgeting, programming, personnel development, instruction, tutoring, and acquisitions. Served on the campus management team. Provided visionary leadership to advance strategic initiatives of the library and university. Created and led the campus Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative, realizing more than $200,000 savings to students in two years. Fostered relationships with the university community and facilitated communication between the library and internal and external partners. Supported and initiated growth of faculty, staff, and library programming. Managed and developed physical and online collections. Advocated for equity in education and access to information. Mentored students.

Assistant Professor, Distance Education Librarian at Concordia University
March 2014-June 2017
Designed, developed, and implemented interactive tutorials, videos, and web pages to teach information literacy and research skills. Evaluated curricula for placement of scholarly performance support. Hosted an online discussion board for graduate student thesis research. Taught in-person class sessions. Taught research and technology skills one-on-one virtually and in-person. Created presentations for faculty development. Led and managed the campus OER initiative. Collaborated with instructional designers, other faculty, and LMS leadership. Mentored first year students. Served on the College of Education Equity Committee, Institutional Assessment Committee, Academic Integrity Appeals Committee, and Community Life Committee (Chair, 2016).
Adjunct Faculty at Marylhurst University
September 2013-September 2014
Redesigned and taught six sections of the course Academic Writing: Research Paper online and face-to-face. Used instructional design strategies and adult learning theories to create and implement content, hands-on learning activities, and assessment for online and on-ground classes. Taught research and information skills including advanced search strategies, database theory, use of databases and catalogs, and evaluation of sources. Led discussion groups. Responsible for assessment and grading.
Faculty, Reference and Instruction Librarian at Clark College September 2012-June 2013
Reference Librarian, Adjunct Faculty
September 2011-June 2012
On-call Reference and Instruction Librarian
September 2010-June 2011
Reference Intern September 2009-June 2010
Taught instruction sessions for CTE and transfer courses. Developed learning outcomes, lesson plans, hands-on learning activities, handouts, online class guides, and assessment methods. Developed and taught a course in research, internet history, and technology tools. Served as faculty assessment lead and led course-level assessment. Served on the Marketing and Outreach Committee and the Teaching and Learning Center Committee. Created and implemented marketing and outreach projects and materials. Organized, promoted, and evaluated weekly technology presentations. Assisted students with research, writing, and computer use. Created web pages and updated the library website. Served as a liaison to the business and health sciences departments. Participated in collection development and collection maintenance. Collaborated and developed relationships with faculty and staff from other departments including the Diversity Center and Disability Support Services.
Reference and Instruction Librarian at Mt. Hood Community College
January 2011-August 2011
Developed learning outcomes, lesson plans, hands-on learning activities, handouts and assessment methods for library instruction sessions. Taught library instruction sessions across the curriculum. Updated online instruction resources. Provided face-to-face and virtual one-on-one instruction. Assisted students and public patrons with research, library use, writing, and computer use. 
Adjunct Faculty, Instruction Librarian at The Art Institute of Portland
September 2010-March 2011
Provided classroom instruction across the design and liberal arts curriculum.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Master of Education
Learning Design and Leadership, Instructional Design
University of Wisconsin
Instructional Design Graduate Certificate
Creative Commons
Open Licensing Certificate
Quality Matters
Level I Certificate
Emporia State University

Master of Library Science


Colorado College

Bachelor of Arts

Anthropology, Piano Performance



  • SMART (Start Making a Reader Today): 2014-2020

  • Youth sports coach: 2016-2019

  • Executive Learning Series on Equity & Empowerment- Campus Compact of Oregon: September 2018-June 2019

  • Finance Committee- Oregon Library Association: October 2017-June 2019

  • Equity Committee- Concordia University College of Education: August 2016-June 2019

  • Creative Commons Certificate Course in Open Licensing: completed September 2018

  • Innovative Changes- Board of Directors: October 2015-April 2018

  • Council Handbook Group- Orbis Cascade Alliance: 2018

  • OER Working Group- Orbis Cascade Alliance: October 2016-July 2017

  • Web Committee Member- ACRL Distance Learning Section: July 2014-July 2016

  • Courageous Conversations- Concordia University College of Education: September 2015-May 2016

  • Portland Community College Library Assistant Program Advisory Board- 2013-2016

  • Oregon Virtual Reference Summit Planning Committee: November 2014-April 2015

  • ACRL-OR Representative- Oregon Library Association Advocacy Task Force: January 2013-January 2014

  • Quality Matters Level 1 Training: 2013

  • Power, Privilege and Inequity Training- Clark College: 2013

  • Outcomes Assessment Training- Clark College: 2012-2013

  • Answerland Advisory Board- Answerland: October 2010-July 2013, Chair, 2010-2011

  • Committee Member- Answerland logo committee: 2012

  • Committee Member- Committee to rename L-net: 2011

  • Task Force Member- ACRL Health Sciences Interest Group Programming/Events: August 2010-June 2011

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