I’m an educator with 15 years’ experience designing and teaching courses at the college level. I have the research and analytical skills of an R1 PhD (though not the finished dissertation), and strong, adaptable editorial skills. Because most of my teaching career has been focused on teaching composition, I am also extremely skilled at asking the right questions to help others find the answers and solutions they need, even when they originally thought they wanted something else.
- 15 years teaching at the college level; 8 of those spent teaching mostly adults in career transition
- Creative teaching strategies for any topic that account for learner and instructor needs
- Multimedia use that doesn’t just replicate in-class experiences; interest in interactive lessons and gamification
- Skilled at connecting with and designing learning experiences for a wide range of people
- Understanding of a range of learning theories and instructional design models
- 15 years designing courses in non-profit and for-profit education
- Adept at shifting back and forth between details and the big picture
- Strong open-web and deep-web research skills
- Able to assess performance and function without becoming too wedded to any one approach
- 8 years’ experience working remotely
- Excellent proofreading and copyediting skills
- Deft ability to polish up others’ writing without losing their voice
- Sympathetic and unobtrusive feedback
I have spent my entire career in academia so far, and while I would be perfectly happy to continue in an education-focused career, I am definitely open to change and a shift into other industries; I’m particularly interested in linking up with a tech company of some kind. My skills are pretty widely applicable: I am an excellent listener who can also can write well, speak effectively, and who is not easily intimidated. Coming from a teaching position at a for-profit university, I have long experience as the main company “face” for clients; my ability to keep clients satisfied even in the face of disappointment is well-developed. The instructional design aspect of my experience has honed my problem-solving skills, and I work well alone and in collaboration with others.
I am looking for work that requires the same kind of constant critical engagement, analysis, and research that I use in my current position. A position that requires creative problem-solving, writing and editing, and a consistent oscillation between independent and collaborative work would be lovely. I am determined that my work will challenge me, and require me to continue learning; work gets boring when it’s too easy.
I would like to find a position that gives me more frequent opportunities to explore the technology I already use, and to learn new tech, as well as new fields beyond the history, literature, music, and writing in which I’m already trained. I would like to work with innovative, creative people, and maybe even travel a little now and then. The perfect position is out there somewhere; if you think you have it, get in touch–I’m looking forward to finding my next stop in my journey!