I am a learning design and faculty development professional with extensive experience in the higher education online/blended learning space. My interests focus on the pedagogical aspects of Learning Design and on the integration of teaching and design skills into faculty professional development. I am very interested in the potential of learning analytics and formative feedback to improve the educational experience of learners. I collaborated for the past five years on a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning research and practice group of faculty and staff to develop improved student peer feedback protocols, which is strongly related to my interests in learner self-regulation, particularly evaluative judgement. Most recently, I have been exploring ecological perspectives to learning (learning ecosystems, networked learning), and activity-centered analysis and design (ACAD). I'm also interested in the use and integration of the HPT field and behavioral change concepts/models into my work. In the past year, I've spent significant time learning about and using AI, particularly in the areas of learning design, and writing instruction.
I have taught and co-taught in a variety of environments, including learning centers, community colleges, a university ESL program, and in blended, online, and face-to-face formats. This teaching background has significantly informed my subsequent career in Learning Design and professional development.
Currently, as the Associate Director of Learning Design for Brandeis University, I manage a group of learning designers and instructional technologists who support learning design projects and faculty professional development for the use of online learning environments in teaching. We collaborate on faculty development support with our library colleagues, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and other university partners.