What I Do:

Thanks for visiting. I’m an assistant professor with University of Wisconsin Extension in Douglas County, Wisconsin.  I provide community based education in the areas of economic, community, and organizational development.  I bring experience from the private sector managing an international training department and instructional design for multiple Fortune 500 companies.  In addition, I have considerable experience in public sector and non-profit economic, workforce, and community development.

About Me:

I hold a Masters and a Doctoral degree in training and performance improvement.  In addition, I am involved in ISPI, ATD (formerly ASTD), and eLearning Guild – nationally and locally, and engage with these groups and members actively online.  Drop me an email or tweet, always glad to reply.

Technical Skills:

When training, I am a big fan of blended learning; the cool-kids are calling this flipped training or flipped classrooms these days.  I try not to get hung-up on trendy terms and actions.  One of the reasons I maintain an active membership in ISPI, is that they bring some sanity to the trendy approach that some other entities have taken.  With that said, when I develop asynchronous learning, I use the following tools:

  • Adobe Captivate
  • Lectora
  • Storyline 1 & 2
  • TechSmith Camtasia

 

Freelance Services:

When time permits, and the work does not present a conflict of interest, I do perform contractual freelance work. These services include:

  • Facilitate strategic planning sessions, and other information and planning activities.
  • Needs assessment.
  • Elearning development.
  • Help with developing frameworks for holistic workplace learning solutions… formal and informal learning.

Post-Secondary Instruction:

I am also experienced in post-secondary classroom instruction.  I have served as adjunct faculty in Business, Technology, and Arts & Letters departments.