Gayle Lynn Nelson Curriculum Vitae
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Doctor of Education
Higher Education and Adult Learning, Walden University, MN. Expected degree completion 2018.
Perceptions about Hands-On Art Making by Non-Art Major Online Students
Chairs: Carol Philips, EdD, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Jennifer Mathes, PhD, University of Illinois.
Master of Arts
Illustration, Syracuse University, NY. Graduated 2004, 4.0 GPA.
Bachelor of Science
Art, Troy State University, Troy, AL. Graduated Summa cum Laude 2001.
Associate of Science
Business Administration, Troy State University, Dothan, AL. Graduated 1999.
Thirty-seven years of experience in graphics and the creative, including art direction, illustration, and graphic management.
Twenty-nine years as owner of Nelson Illustration: www.nelsonillustration.com
Fifteen years of experience in instructional design and online course development.
Thirteen years’ experience in post-secondary art instruction: in class, online, and hybrid.
RELEVANT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Higher Education Training
-Directed team of designers and trainers, as well as individual one-on-one course design preparation with instructors. Established new procedures and training programs for improved efficiency and quality of product and service.
-Served as academic and course mentor for new instructors.
-Designed professional development training series for online instructors.
-Directed annual eColloquium workshops/training.
-Directed and developed New Student Orientation course; Graduate Orientation course; Am I Prepared for Online Learning? self-assessment; How Blackboard Works/How Students Learn at eTROY, and Teaching Online
Proficiency team course builds.
China-United States Forum on Distance Learning, Hangzhou, China, 2007. Prosci Change Management Certification, 2007.
Quality Matters Peer Reviewer Certification, 2012.
Walden University’s Annual Global Day of Service, Haiti, October 3-12, 2012. Walden Scholars of Change, Honorable Mention, 2013.
Exhibits: AOP (Association of Photographers) Gallery Show, London, Sublime, Representations of Awe in Contemporary Imagery, January 6 - 26, 2006. Lowe Gallery of Art, NY, Engraved Impressions in Print, July 30 - August 14, 2004. WMA Gallery Exhibit, AL, Journeys, June 9 through July 22, 2001.
2004 – Present
Art Instructor, in class/online/hybrid; Troy University, AL, eArmyU, Park University, MO, Wallace Community College, AL.
1988 – Present
Nelson Illustration, www.nelsonillustration.com, owner.
2002 – 2014
Troy University, Associate Director of Distance Learning, eCampus Director of Operations, eTROY Director of Instructional Design, Lead Instructional Designer, AL.
1998 – 2002
MantechADG, SRCA/SAIC, Lead Illustrator, Graphics Manager, Technical Writer, AL.
1985 – 1997
Northside Mall, Sheridan Village Shopping Center
Property Manager/Marketing Director, AL, IL.
1980 – 1985
Multi-Ad Services, Peoria Journal Star Publications
Art Director Ad Planner Group, Art Director Rotor & Wing Magazine, IL.