Tzipora Katz, PhD
Queen Creek, AZ 85142-6766
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tzipora-katz-ph-d-3487356?trk=hp- identity-name
Highly qualified educator with over 15 years of teaching experience. Skilled in many disciplines such as Instructional Design, Web Development and Design, online adult learning, and LMS integration.
Capable of designing full courses in various modalities including on ground, online, and blended learning.
Expertise in professional development training for faculty to increase student engagement.
Highly qualified to present on multiple educational topics in different modalities: in person, webinars, podcasts, and on-demand videos.
Creative in assisting faculty to interpret existing curricula in creative ways to ensure student engagement and success.
Skilled in Project Based Learning and creating interactive assessments to measure student’s skills.
Detail oriented professional with extensive senior level management experience. Efficiently and creatively use my experience to identify ways in which students can learn and discuss material in their course.
Apply a variety of teaching styles and adapt instruction to students with diverse learning styles.
Ability to excel in a demanding, outcome-oriented, and dynamic work environment. Expertise in instructional design and curriculum development. Utilize proven teaching strategies that promote student success. Professional Positions
Senior Instructional Designer 2017 - Present
The Money Source, Phoenix, AZ
Create online learning assets for staff using Articulate 360. Mentors training team members in development and facilitation of training across multiple modalities.
Facilitator, Arizona Department of Education 2015 - Present Collaborate with CTE instructors and supervisors to align program standards to meet current industry needs.
Validate and develop exam questions for end of program testing at the state level. Vice President, Educational Programs 2014 - Present Certification-Partners, LLC, Phoenix, AZ
Develop innovative platforms for professional develop of faculty. Create interactive eLearning assets for online and classroom learning using Web 2.0 and Education 3.0 trends.
Developed a series of ten courses in Digital Literacy for middle schools and for remediation classes in high schools and community colleges. Present at state conferences across the country about the importance of Digital Literacy and technical skills for future jobs.
Align certifications with vertical career paths in technology fields. Report to CEO
Vice President of Educational Design 2013
World Education University, Rancho Mirage, CA
Responsible for All Class Design – reported to the Provost. Developed curricula templates for all courses in keeping with current trends in Education 3.0 and Web 2.0 technologies.
Oversaw the work of the production in implementing proper course design. Worked with deans in ensuring university as well as program objectives are being met for all classes.
Maintained training for course developers and created orientations for developers and new students.
Monitored student and faculty concerns and developed a database for an ongoing FAQ to make as much of the process self-paced and directed. Technical Trainer 2000 - 2006
Online Consulting, Inc., Wilmington, DE
Taught over 60 different classes encompassing basic software application to Web design and graphics to soft skills.
Featured instructor on the Train the Trainer CD set. Developed e-Learning training materials used for Train the e-Trainer and Microsoft Office Applications.
Instructor/Training, Quality & Development Manager 1998 - 2000 ExecuTrain of Philadelphia, West Conshohocken, PA
Developed career paths of the Training Department including hiring, managing and providing continuing education training for 15 people. Trained sales staff to understand the product line, with specialized skills in teaching Microsoft Access and Web Design.
Designed and taught classes for both open public and Fortune 500 private classes through advanced levels (see Software Skills section), and developed several one week. Courseware Development Experience
Developed Web Design/Development track for Drexel University. Created and executed academic programs for World Education University across multiple disciplines.
Created Computer Literacy Training for Grades 3-8 for Online Consulting. Redeveloped the Train the Trainer Manual for Online Consulting. Created Train e-Trainer distance training courseware. Assisted in Dreamweaver courseware development.
Co-Authored Help Desk Analyst courseware.
Strayer University Overall 2008 - Present
Instructor 2008 - Present
Teach various education, Web development and IT courses. Interim Director Faculty Evaluation 2012
Report to Vice Provost Faculty Affairs and manage the evaluation process for both campus based and online classes, totaling over 5000. Developed online teaching skills for new and existing faculty. Developed the “scorecard” used to measure faculty efficacy using both quantitative and qualitative measurements.
Developed the training program for our campus evaluation team based on IBSTPI
(International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction) standards. Created strong relationships with academic leadership to take the evaluation process to a formative partnership to help improve faculty performance. Scheduled campus visitations, weekly reports to the Vice Provost on evaluation progress and faculty scores, training leadership on preparing faculty for evaluations, managing the two evaluation teams, and preparing to move campus based evaluations to a digital format.
A flexible team of no less than eight people reported directly to me. Online Faculty Manager 2011 - 2013
Manage the online faculty (adjunct and full time – approximately 275 members) for the West Region.
Monitored online class shells to ensure faculty were in compliance with University policies.
Coaching and mentoring new faculty to acclimate them to the online modality. Developed most of the training and support materials for faculty ranging from how to use Blackboard, to classroom management, using Open Educational Resources, and access Microsoft Office to streamline tasks.
Reports to the Associate Provost Faculty Affairs.
Additional Work and Contributions:
Department Chair School of Education 2016
Worked on the M.Ed. Program review 2015
Chaired School of Education Assessment Committee 2010 – 2012 Served as a Course Lead for Introduction to Computer Science and mentored over 100 faculty members per quarter.
Helped to write the Executive Summary report to Middle States to remain in compliance. Collaborated on writing TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council) application. Assisted in the development of training for new faculty (New Faculty Orientation). Developed videos, job aids, and mentor new faculty every quarter. Member of Academic Integrity Committee.
Created “Project Green Room” a bridge for new faculty as they begin teaching online classes.
Adjunct Assistant Professor 2005 - Present
Goodwin College of Professional Studies/College of Computing & Informatics, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Teach various Web Development courses.
Developed all the courses for Web Development for Computer Technology Majors, the Sports Management Program, and online courses (Drexel eLearning). Developed curriculum for Creative Studies in the World Wide Web, and its online counterpart.
Developed Web Development Professional Certificate Program – Goodwin College Professional Studies.
Mentor for new adjunct faculty at Goodwin College and helped to establish better assessment methodologies for all computer classes both on campus and online. Adjunct Instructor 2006 - 2008
Gloucester Community College, Sewell, NJ
Taught web design, e-commerce and database courses. Adjunct Instructor/ Director of Faculty Development & Staff Training 2006 - 2009 Philadelphia Art Institute, Philadelphia, PA
Director of Faculty Development & Staff Training 2008 Worked with faculty on developing classroom management and presentation skills. Created a new system for monitoring classes and performing assessments. Maintained records for Middle States Accrediting Agency. Held regular roundtable discussions with faculty to address time sensitive concerns. Observed classes and developed additional training materials to improve classroom delivery skills.
Developed training materials for staff and faculty use in Microsoft Office applications. Adjunct Instructor 2006 - 2009
Taught introductory computer science courses.
Adjunct Instructor Fall 2005
Mercer County Community College, NJ
Taught introductory web design courses.
Lead Instructional Designer 2015 - Present
The Babb Group, Newport Beach, CA
Work with Subject Matter Experts to create significant learning events for several Programs in university settings.
Create interactive multimedia assets to enhance existing undergraduate and graduate classes.
Manage other Instructional Designers to assure design consistency and client satisfaction. Freelance Web Consulting & Corporate Trainer 1998 – 2008 Collaborated with a variety of clients on developing their websites and print media. Developed training materials and deliver classes for customized classes. Taught a variety of software and soft skills classes for Fortune 500 and 100 companies. Free-Lance Folk Musician 1982 - 1992
Storyteller and Lecturer (Nationwide)
Played music in major folk music venues nationally and in Canada. Performed storytelling at festivals and in schools, churches and synagogues. Offered lectures nationally on many topics including: Women’s Self-Esteem, Storytelling, and Parenting.
Handled the booking of the events, designed promotional materials and developed a database to track schedules and earnings.
PhD, Professional Studies in Education 2010
Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
MEd, Instructional Technology 2005
American Intercontinental University, Hoffman Estates, IL BA, Digital Communication 2004
American Intercontinental University, Hoffman Estates, IL Summa Cum Laude graduate
Quality Matters course development training 2012
Elliot Masie Distance Learning Seminar 2001
Business and Technical Training and Certifications Master CIW Site Designer 2001
Certified Instructor (CIW) 2001
Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) Fundamentals 2000 Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) Site Design 2000 Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) E-Commerce 2000 Memberships and Affiliations
Treasurer for The Society for Ritual Arts 2016 – Present Associate Editor for Coreopsis Journal 2013 - Present Advisory Board for San Diego Tech University 2010 - Present International Society for Technology in Education 2005 - Present Treasurer for John Dewey High School Alumni Association 2011 - 2012 Secretary/Treasurer for the Students in Action: Education Soweto 2009 - 2011 National Association of Photoshop Users 1998 - 2001 Community Service
Associate Editor for Coreopsis: Journal of Myth and Theater Work with local dog rescue groups to help place dogs of all breeds and ages. Work with women who have survived domestic violence to learn MS Office skills and business communication skills.
Katz, T. (2011). Best Practices in Online Teaching. Forum, 6, 2. (Strayer University) Katz, T. (2010). Adult Online Learning. Saarbrucken: VDM. Awards and Honors
Donald R. Stoddard Faculty Award of Excellence – Strayer University 2012 Samuel Mercer, Jr. Teaching Award - Drexel University 2008 Instructor of the Year - Executrain of Philadelphia 1999 Ranked in the top seven instructors for Executrain North America nationally for one year and in the top 70 instructors for two years.
Highly Competent Subject Areas
Adobe Master Suite
Microsoft FrontPage/Web Expression
Learning Management Systems:
Subject Matter Expert:
Instructional Design for Online Learning
Integrating Technology into Curricula
Adult Online Learning
Adult Learning Theory and Practice
LMS Services and Support
Dr. Ryan Poirier
Director, Institutional Effectiveness
Amy Edwards, Ed.D.
Research Associate, Life Course Outcomes Program
A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, Drexel University
VP Operations and Product Development