Distinctly knowledgeable and skilled Training Specialist decorated with excellent oral and written interpersonal skills with a doctorate and Master’s degrees in education. Adept ability to design, deliver, assess and reflect educational content with 10 years of Learning and Development Specialist experience. Proven technical writing ability coupled with thorough knowledge of Human Learning Theories and best training principles.
- Provide training and learning development solutions
- Collaborate with the influential stakeholders to assess knowledge base and skill set
- Develop and implement timelines to efficiently manage training projects
- Perform ongoing informal and formal assessments of curriculum and learning content to ensure alignment with company goals.
- Deliver state-of-the-art mixed modality training methods leveraging learning systems and technology appropriately.
Areas of Expertise
- Designed eLearning
- Assessed adult learner
- Performed quantitative and qualitative data analysis
- Used various learning theories
- Trained adult learners
- Conducted assessments
- Designed curriculum
- Delivered learning content
- Oral Presentation Skills
- Software (MS Office Suite; Adobe Captivate 8, PageMaker; Illustrator, Muse; H5P; Neovation-SmarterU.com; WorkRamp)
- Ultius (2014 to present)
Duties: Researched and designed written instructional content for classroom and eLearning including reusable learning objects combining diverse software tools including Adobe Illustrator, Muse, and Captivate; MS Office Suite and Project; Smart Sheets, Lucidchart and Smart Draw; H5p and WorkRamp.
- FluentU (2015 to present)
Duties: Research and design eLearning content for English speakers studying Arabic.
- Trans World Media (2013-2016, Intermittently)
- Duties: Delivered targeted adult training and assistance.
- Associate Professor. The Hartt School, The University of Hartford. West Hartford, CT.
- Trained adult music and technology majors (Average degree enrollment was 180 undergraduate and 45 graduate students.
Supervised 65 undergraduate and 20 graduate students).
Spearheaded department level and university levels Learning Management Software Committees.
Supervised student teaching internship.
The University of Vermont. Burlington, VT.
- Modeled state-of-the are principles of acquiring knowledge to university graduates and undergraduates.
- Managed department level and school levels Learning Management Software Committees.
- Supervised the music education degree program (Average enrollment was 35 undergraduate and five graduate students).
Invited Organizational Trainer
- Excelling with eLearning. Learning system manager for 15 group member training session. Kodály Educators of Southern New England. The Hartt School. West Hartford, CT. April 2010.
- Capture and Presentation with iMovie Training Session for the University of Hartford’s Emerging Technology Committee. Learning system manager for 42 group member training session. University of Hartford April 2009.
- Pearson Music Leadership Conference. Pearson Publishing House, New York. November 2008. Modeled for ~14 adult learners about reusable learning objects and how to create, upload to a web page, and use with adolescents. 4-hour session.
- “Managing Your Department’s Webpage” and “Electronic Portfolios” at The University of Nebraska. Omaha, NE October 2008. Content created now published in Journal of Technology in Music Learning. “Using Director 8.5 to develop professional music education portfolios”.
- Doctor of Philosophy Major in Music Education; Minor in Instructional Technology. 96 credit hours. GPA 3.9/4.0. The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
- Master of Music Major in Music Education; Minor in Developmental Psychology 30 credit hours. GPA 3.7/4.0. The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
- Bachelor of Music Major in Music Education. 148 credit hours. GPA 3.4/4.0. Westminster Choir College. Princeton, New Jersey