About Me

 
General
info

I'm a Social Sciences faculty member at Kirkwood Community College, and I hold a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Iowa.  My main research and design interests are in the design of games and simulations for informal and workplace learning environments, as well open learning systems.  As faculty, I currently teach educational psychology, introductory psychology, and developmental psychology, while also leading honors student research projects.  

 

This page includes a brief summary of my professional experience and education, as well as the software and programming/development languages I am familiar with. A PDF copy of my CV (as of September 2020) is also available below via the PDF button.

If you are interested in discussing my work or collaborating, please feel free to get in touch (contact info is listed at the bottom of each page).  

Software Experience

Photoshop

Premiere Pro

Captivate

Dreamweaver

LiveCode

Tableau

TaleBlazer

ARIS

Moodle

D2L/Brightspace

Canvas

Professional​
experience​
Instructor, Social Sciences, Kirkwood Community College
​2018 - present

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze learner needs and content goals provided by college/program learning outcomes

  • Design curriculum in line with general learning outcomes

  • Develop individual lessons and activities

  • Implement designs in classroom and hybrid (F2F+online) settings

  • Evaluate student learning and intervention success via evidence-based assessments

  • Collaborate with and support a diverse population of students, faculty and staff, including traditional college students, high school dual-enrollment students (via Kirkwood’s Academy programs), and adult learners in the process of changing careers

Courses taught:

  • Educational Psychology (F2F, online, & hybrid)

  • Introduction to Psychology (F2F, online, & hybrid)

  • Developmental Psychology (F2F)

Adjunct Lecturer, University of Iowa
​2020 - present

 

Courses taught:

  • Qualitative Educational Research Methods (hybrid)

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Iowa
​2017 - 2018

 

Courses taught:

  • Educational Psychology and Measurement (F2F & online)

Adjunct Faculty, Kirkwood Community College
​2016 - 2018

 

Courses taught:

  • Introduction to Psychology

  • Developmental Psychology

 

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Iowa

​2014 - 2017

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work with faculty and graduate students to design and develop instructional materials

  • Assist faculty in designing and developing studies

  • Submit studies for IRB approval

  • Recruit subjects for approved studies and conduct study visits

  • Work with faculty and graduate students to develop, write, and present completed research

 

Research Assistant/Coordinator, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

​2013 - 2014

 

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate industry-sponsored and investigator-driven clinical research

  • Conduct data analysis and subject recruitment.

  • Conduct study visits in the ICTS Clinical Research Unit and various hospital clinics/units.

  • Carry out laboratory procedures and study protocols.

  • Work with investigators and IRBs for study regulatory purposes.

Design Languages

HTML/CSS (for web design)

Python (basic data analysis)

Education
Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Psychology
University of Iowa, 2018
Master of Arts, Educational Psychology
University of Iowa, 2015​​

 

 

Bachelor of Science, Psychology

​University of Iowa, 2013