New Chapter: In January 2013, I accepted the position as Vice President, Learning Technologies for Academic Partnerships in Dallas, Texas.
My faithful kids helped me move across the country and I am challenged to complete my doctoral studies on schedule. The opportunity to impact the lives of many more learners through high-quality educational access made the job too good to pass up. Check out the Faculty eCommons site to see some of the things being worked on at AP. My colleagues at UCF, gave me an incredible send off that included a wonderfully produced video tribute. The video called, Online Learning: A Life’s Work is 10 minutes long and paints a story of dedication among professionals.
At the University of Central Florida, I served for over 18 years as a founding leader of online learning, Center for Distributed Learning. Formerly I was the founding Director for a unit called Course Development & Web Services (CDWS) within the Division of Information Technologies & Resources.
I led a dedicated team of professionals, who provided faculty and course development for online teaching, learning, research, and operational excellence.
I think of myself as a strategist, then a change agent, and finally an administrator with a background in instructional design. My degrees were obtained as a single parent on government assistance doing any meaningful job I could along the way and perhaps because of that challenge, figuring out technologies seem exciting to me. I salute all students trying to improve the quality of life for their family.
eLearning can provide better ways to engage many students and their entire families in lifelong learning. I also know that all faculty are nontraditional students in need of support that learning technologies can provide.
(Photo) November 2005, Orlando, FL. EDUCAUSE annual, national conference. It takes exemplary leadership to be awarded the national systemic teaching and learning award and UCF is proud of our executive leadership. Here are Provost Terry Hickey (retired), CIO Joel Hartman, and President John Hitt with the award. Virginia Tech also received the award for 2005 along with UCF.