Highly engaged, passionate and performance-driven Instructional Design and Technology PhD candidate with more than 10 years’ demonstrated experience in developing and managing programs within academic and non-academic environments. Strategically partners with key stakeholders to understand program needs and develops effective and efficient, scalable solutions that leverages the strengths of the University as a whole. Communicates effectively with cross-functional teams, faculty, students, alumni and staff to develop relationships and further the mission of the institution. Adept at executing all process/program components required for effective programs and managing ongoing accreditation standards that drives program recognition, recruitment and retention.
Competencies and Key Skills
Learning Management Systems
Data Analysis (SPSS, NVivo)
IT Skills (MS Office, Storyline, Adobe Suite, Web 2.0 apps)
PhD: Instructional Design and Technology
Old Dominion University Norfolk, Virginia
MA: Educational Technology
Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan
BA and MA: Early Childhood Education
Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Greece
The Citadel Charleston, South Carolina
2011 – Present
Lead Instructional Designer / LMS Administrator: The Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning & Distance Education
2017 – Present
Spearheaded the assessment and recommendation to develop the Center for Teaching, Learning & Distance Education that focuses on supporting teaching effectiveness and online teaching and learning for the institution and subsequently promo developed the mission, strategic plan and programs for the center.
Provides oversight to online/distance learning programs and related initiatives (strategic planning, technology
selection, budgeting, support, and trainings) in collaboration with faculty and staff to effectively develop and continuously improve programs that meet and abide by accreditation standards/ guidelines, quality pedagogical practices and effective instructional methods.
Provides consultation and works in partnership with academic leaders to support and grow online degree granting programs and online programs in Continuing and Professional Education (non-degree granting)
Oversees instructional design and manages the ongoing training, onboarding, and review process for quality online teaching for the institution and leads the transition into QM Standards; provides mentorship and ongoing support to faculty, staff, and students.
Facilitates the Online Task Force in cooperation with faculty to shape policies that fosters ongoing student engagement and delivers ongoing success within the online academic environment
Communicates and collaborates among all relevant institution entities such as IT groups, library, admissions, registrar, student services, academic and administrative units, in support of distance education initiatives.
Represents the university’s distance learning program to a variety of on-campus and off-campus committees and organizations to enhance the program’s visibility and continue to build partnerships for future additional offerings
Directs the administration of the university’s Learning Management System and serves as a liaison between the institution and educational technology partner providers.
Instructional Designer / Program Coordinator / Instructor: STEM Center of Excellence: The Zucker Family School of Education
2013 – 2018
Partnered with key stakeholders that included cross-functional faculty and external parties to conceptualize, design and implement the mission, vision, outcomes and curriculum development for the school’s first fully online program, Master’s in STEM Education that was pedagogically sound and integrated innovative educational technologies
Trained and mentored the faculty members engaged within the program and coached them on how to deliver best in class interdisciplinary programs within online environments
Collaborated with the local YMCA to develop a STEM program based on needs assessment and developed the program’s mission, goals and program offerings in addition to establishing partnerships with local stakeholders and serving on the capital campaign committee
Coordinated the STEM Ambassador program during its first year of inception that aimed to deliver multi-disciplined learning and professional development to middle and high school STEM teachers within impoverished school districts
Adjunct Professor: The Zucker Family School of Education
2014 – 2016
Designed and updated course materials and taught for the Child Development course and utilized innovative instructional strategies and educational technologies.
Conceptualized, designed, and taught fully online “Teaching, Learning, and Assessing with Technology” for the Master’s in STEM Education program
2011 – 2013
Work closely with the Business School administration in expanding their online course offerings and ensuring quality of online courses/programs (policies and procedures, course templates, faculty training and support, online course reviews, summative evaluations, student outcomes, adjunct instructors, etc.)
Managed the transition from a face-to-face MBA to fully online (recognized as the #1 online MBA program in the south and Top 100 nationwide); partnered with faculty, students, and key stakeholders to redesign the curriculum and courses and to develop the necessary aids and templates for fully online instructional delivery (ensuring alignment with AACSB Standards)
Collaborated with existing and potential donors to help shape funding for the online MBA program in support of its vision, mission statement and program objectives
Analyzed and reviewed student evaluation to identify potential areas of improvement and implement action plans that would increase the quality of online coursework and effectively increased the overall retention and recruitment of students within the online MBA program
Designed innovative learning interactions in addition to design prototypes, course rubrics and assessments to effectively evaluate instructional material utilized in online learning environments for the whole institution.
Effectively trained and mentored online instructional faculty to enable them to feel confident teaching in an online environment.
Developed and/or re-designed curriculum and curriculum maps (templates, and worksheets) for multiple departments appropriate for face-to-face, online and blended learning environment
Additional Career Experience
Instructional Technology Coordinator
2009 – 2011
Eli Broad School of Business, Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan
Curriculum Developer and Lead Teacher/ Mentor
2008 – 2009
Municipal Kindergarten of Oraiokastro Thessaloniki, Greece
Director and Senior Trainer
2006 – 2008
Express Service, S.A. Training and Development Department Thessaloniki, Greece
Program and Curriculum Developer
2005 – 2006
Baby Story Preschool & Kindergarten Thessaloniki, Greece
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI)
Honors and Awards
Golden Key International Honor Society, 2013
Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society, 2010
Dissertation: Effects of Argumentation Prompts on Alternative Positions in Ill-structured Instructional Problem-Solving
oArgumentation on mini cases with alternative perspectives as instructional strategy for problem-solving skills in ill-structured real world problems.
oImplementing a Parity Matrix for Instructional Contact Hours to ensure parity between face-to-face and Online course delivery.