Brenda Boyd has served Quality Matters (QM) since May, 2011. She is currently Senior Academic Director: Program Services and has oversight responsibility for the professional development, quality assurance, and K-12 departments. She has launched the last three new editions of the QM Rubric for Higher Education and led the QM digital credentialing (badges) program for QM professional development and QM-Certified roles that have recognized the achievements of more than 101,000 educators.
Brenda helped found the Ohio Quality Matters Consortium in 2007 and was active as a state-wide system facilitator to bring QM to institutions throughout the State of Ohio. Her background includes experience in both Community College and University settings. Brenda has worked with faculty in helping them design online courses from developmental to graduate level programs for over fifteen years. She has led faculty learning communities on topics ranging from using technology in the classroom to using virtual worlds for teaching and learning. She has also worked for a corporate consulting company with a private University where she created a plan to bring the University up to speed with technology tools to support online teaching and learning to all five campuses in four states. She holds a M.S. in Education with a specialization in Instructional Design for Online Learning from Capella University and a B.F.A. from University of Dayton.
She lives in Madeira Beach, Florida with her husband and their furry overlord.