Artist, Art Instructor, Instructional Designer/Trainer, Owner Creative, Professional Director/Manager, Ed.D. Spring 2017
email@example.com - 334-718-5994
Twelve+ years’ experience in instructional design and online education.
Ten+ years’ experience in art instruction, hybrid and online.
Twenty+ years’ experience in graphics and the creative, and professional fields.
Adjunct Instructor, Visual Art - virtual
Troy University - Troy, AL - 2004 to Present
I teach visual art online; 10+ years in visual art and integrating art into the curriculum in-class/hybrid.
Amazon - Seattle, WA – 2015 to Present
Director of Operations/ Instructional Design Director/ Lead Designer/Trainer
Troy University - Troy, AL - August 2002 to 2014
As Director of Operations and Director of Instructional Design and with my current employer over the past
dozen years, I helped build the online operation and very proud of my service to our university. We
assisted 500+ online instructors every term with their 600+ virtual courses. For six years I directed the
annual Colloquium for faculty, a coordination of 3-day workshops and sessions, taking our annual training
Colloquium from a face- to-face event to an online webinar, helping to double enrollments. Using
sponsorship dollars I helped take the
$30k on-ground costs to $0 in expenses for the University, while providing top-notch industry speakers. In my role as Instructional Design Director, I launched a professional development series for our 1,000+ faculty and adjunct instructors. I enjoyed growing teams, serving faculty and students, and hands-on hard work.
Nelson Illustration - 1988 to Present
Graphics Manager, Lead Illustrator, Analyst, Technical Writer
SAIC, Mantech ADG, SRCA - Dothan, AL - 1998 to 2002
Lead Illustrator, Graphics Manager, Analyst, Technical Writer for US Army training.
Property Manager/Marketing Director
Northside Mall, Sheridan Village Shopping Center - Peoria, IL - 1985 to 1997
Property Manager/Marketing Director - included maintenance and security teams’ management; budget; marketing and media buying responsibilities.
PJS Publications/ Multi-Ad Services - Peoria, IL - 1980 to 1985
Art Director, Rotor & Wing Magazine, and Art Director for Kwikee Ad Services, Peoria, IL, 1980-85.
Ed.D. 2017 - ABD 8/2013 in Higher Education Adult Learning
Walden University - Minneapolis, MN Doctoral study: "Perceptions about Hands-On Art Making by Online Students: A Qualitative Study." Doctorate anticipated spring 2016; 3.85 GPA
Masters in Illustration
B.S. in Art - Summa cum Laude
Troy State University - Troy, AL
Graphics, Instruction, Training, Operations Management
Professional Staff Award
Professional Staff Award, Troy University Dothan, 2005
Chamber of Commerce: Leadership Class XXII, 2003-04.
Gold Adam/Addy Awards, 1986-2003: Judges Choice Award for Nelson Illustration
Walden Scholars of Change
Honorable Mention award - 2013
Quality Matters Peer Reviewer Certification
QM Peer Reviewer Certification, 2012
Change Management Certification
Prosci Change Management Certification, 2007
Distance Learning US Forum
China-United States Forum on DL, 2007
The Society of Illustrators, 2004. Current.
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--AOP (Association of Photographers) Gallery Show, London, Sublime, Representations of Awe in Contemporary Imagery, January 6 - 26, 2006.
--Lowe Gallery of Art, Syracuse, NY, Engraved Impressions in Print, July 30 - August 14, 2004.
--Wiregrass Museum of Art: Gallery Exhibit, Journeys, June 9 through July 22, 2001.