Binghamton University (SUNY) Binghamton, NY
Ph. D. in Philosophy Dec 2016
Dissertation: Lost Luck: Recovering the Concept of Moral Luck from the Problem of Moral Luck
Chair: Lisa Tessman
M. A. in Philosophy May 2009
Washington College Chestertown, MD
B. A. in Philosophy May 2006
Senior Thesis: “The Corporate Unit(y): The Ethics of Capitalism”
Director of Distance Learning (Cayuga CC) Aug 2015-Present
Online Learning Coordinator (Cape Fear CC) Jan 2013-July 2015
- Ensured the quality and consistency of all fully online, hybrid, and web-enhanced courses and programs by working closely with instructors, department chairs, deans, vice presidents, and support staff.
- Designed and implemented required quality standards for all fully online and hybrid courses.
- Trained faculty in pedagogy, course design, and technology in group and one-on-one sessions in face-to-face, online, and hybrid formats.
- Supervised the design of core curriculum courses for online delivery, including the college’s required first-year student success course and Anatomy and Physiology courses.
- Supervised a team of instructional design and technology staff, as well as faculty and staff from other areas as needed on a project-by-project basis.
- Oversaw operations of the Online Learning department, including maintaining department budget, evaluating staff, and developing reports as needed.
- Designed and implemented student training and resources to help ensure student preparedness for online courses.
- Advised online students and assisted in the resolution of student problems and complaints.
- Collected and interpreted the statistical data needed for the successful evaluation of online programs, as well as for ensuring compliance with accreditation standards.
- Ensured compliance with out-of-state legal standards by tracking changes in state and federal state authorization requirements for online education and coordinating with state agencies.
Distance Learning Coordinator (Binghamton University) May 2011-Dec 2012
- Assessed outcomes of the SPEL Department’s distance learning curriculum by developing reliable methods for evaluating both learning outcomes and new technologies.
- Trained and consulted with instructors of record in the development of syllabi and pedagogical techniques and technologies for distance learning courses for the Department’s summer and winter session online courses.
- Compiled and maintained an archive of course syllabi and pedagogical and technological best practices as an ongoing resource for department instructors.
- Researched and prepared recommendations regarding emerging technologies for distance learning courses.
Trainer | Cape Fear Community College (NCCCS)
Course Design Basics
- Designed and taught a 4-part workshop series focused on introducing faculty to the basics of course design, including well-formulated learning objectives, choosing and designing appropriate assessments and activities, and sequencing the course.
- 100% faculty satisfaction level at completion of training.
- Designed and taught various 1-hour sessions focused on introducing faculty to different teaching strategies. Example workshops include:
- The Flipping Fundamentals: What Really Matters in the Flipped Classroom
- Cultivating Successful Discussions in the Classroom and Online
- Bringing Critical Thinking into the Classroom
- One-Click: How to Build a Logical, Organized, and Supportive Course Site
- Designed and taught various 1-hour sessions focused on training faculty to use technology to further their teaching. Example trainings include:
- Creating Lectures in Camtasia (PC and Mac)
- Inline Grading in Blackboard
- An Introduction to Google Docs
- YouTube Captioning
Lecturer/Instructor of Record
Introduction to Philosophy
In-Person Prep | Cortland College (SUNY)
- Designed and taught a 14-week course for (3) 35-student sections that successfully fulfilled college-level gen. ed. requirements and introduced basic concepts and methods of philosophy, including personal identity, metaphysics, epistemology, and normative and metaethics.
- Created extensive course materials to assist students in meeting course objectives, including grading rubrics, essay prompts, quiz question assignments, and note-taking resources.
Online Prep | Binghamton University (SUNY)
- Designed and taught a 3-week writing intensive online course for 20 students in a Blackboard course environment.
- Utilized daily writing assignments, student journals, revision assignments, and a final paper to successfully fulfill university-level writing requirements.
Introduction to Ethics
In-Person Prep | Binghamton University (SUNY)
- Designed and taught a 14-week in-person course for 25 students.
- Employed student-centered teaching skills to successfully fulfill university-level general education requirements for skills in the humanities, composition, and oral abilities through assignments like semester long writing assignments and class presentations.
Online Prep 1 | Binghamton University (SUNY)
- Designed and taught a 3-week writing intensive online course for 20 students.
- Achieved 15% overall grade increase from midterm paper to final paper.
Online Prep 2 | Cape Fear Community College (NCCCS)
- Designed and taught a 16-week online course for 22 students that combined multimedia, technology, and discussion to create a dynamic learning experience that covered various topics in the area of ethics, including utilitarianism, Kantian deontology, libertarianism, justice, etc.
Introduction to Formal Logic
In-Person Prep | Ithaca College
- Designed and taught a 14-week in-person course for 25 students that successfully fulfilled college-level mathematics requirements by covering sentential, propositional, and basic modal logic.
Online Prep | Binghamton University (SUNY)
- Designed and taught a 5-week intensive online course in Blackboard for 25-30 students that successfully fulfilled university-level mathematics requirements by covering sentential, propositional, and basic modal logic.
Environment Ethics | Binghamton University (SUNY)
- Designed and taught a writing-intensive 3-week online course for 25 students that introduced the methods and topics of environmental ethics, including ecological ethics, animal liberation, global warming, pollution, wilderness issues, and more.
- Developed course materials and activities that encouraged student-guided learning and leadership through use of individual blogs, group projects, and presentations.
Medical Ethics | Binghamton University (SUNY)
- Designed and taught an intensive 5-week online course for 10 to 15 students that introduced the methods and topics of medical ethics, including the patient-professional relationship, abortion, euthanasia, justice, and more.
- Encouraged student involvement and success through leadership activities like student-led discussions and peer creation of student resources like discussion summaries.
Philosophical Problems in Law | Ithaca College
- Designed and taught a 14-week 200-level pre-law course for 25 students that introduced issues in the philosophy of law, including theories of the source of law and legal interpretation and topics like constitutional law, the death penalty, abortion, and civil disobedience.
Teaching Assistant | Binghamton University (SUNY)
Law and Justice
- Organized and led (2) 25-student discussion sections for introductory pre-law course that introduced basic ethical, legal, and justice theories.
- Designed in-class quizzes and group activities to test and apply textual and conceptual knowledge.
- Organized and led (2) 25-student discussion sections for larger lecture course.
- Designed and created grading standards for presentations and papers.
- Assisted Professor in organization and coordination of teaching assistants (2010).
Methods of Reasoning
- Organized and led (2) 30-student discussion sections introducing argumentative strategies, informal fallacies, Aristotelian logic, and other reasoning skills.
- Led and organized (2) 30-student discussion sections introducing sentential, propositional, and basic modal logic.
Descartes, Hume, Kant
- Created and implemented grading standards for 200-level, 75-student lecture course.
- Worked closely with students to correct and revise papers.
Philosophy of Law
- Organized and led (2) 25-student discussion sections for 300-level lecture course, introducing pre-law students to dominant philosophical theories of law.
- Designed in-class quizzes and group activities.
ADDITIONAL ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
Binghamton University (SUNY)
Visiting Fellow at College-in-the-Woods Aug 2009—May 2011
Research Assistant, Christopher Morgan-Knapp May—Aug 2009
Quality Matters Peer Reviewer Feb 2013 – Present
- Applied Quality Matters standards to online courses across the country.
Cape Fear Community College (NCCCS)
Chair, Curriculum Committee Aug 2014 - Jul 2015
- Oversaw discussion and votes on changes to college curriculum, including deletion and addition of courses, creation of new programs, alterations to pre-requisites, etc.
- Worked with department chairs, deans, vice-presidents, and support staff to ensure changes to college curriculum met local and state requirements.
Chair, Online Learning Committee Jan 2013 - Jul 2015
- Coordinated faculty, staff, and students in assessing quality of resources, technology, and services to support students and faculty in online courses.
Chair, Web Accessibility Task Force Aug 2013 - Jul 2015
- Led a college-wide assessment of all web programs and content for potential accessibility issues
- Recommended necessary changes across the college needed to meet local and federal accessibility requirements.
Member, Accreditation Compliance Task Force Aug 2014 - Jul 2015
- Wrote, revised, and consulted on ten-year reaccreditation report to SACS COC.
Member, General Education Committee Aug 2013 - Jul 2015
- Composed and revised General Education requirements for the college.
- Developed assessment measures for accurately measuring the successful completion of General Education requirements.
- Recommended college-wide action to raise the success rate of student completion of General Education requirements.
Member, Information Technology Committee Jan 2013 -Jul 2015
- Advised Vice-President of IT on the implementation of college-wide IT projects.
Mentor, StoryForce Veteran’s Writing Group, English Department Aug 2014 -May 2015
- Advised student veteran in the writing and revision of short stories for college publication.
SPEL(Social, Political, Ethical, and Legal) Department, Binghamton University (SUNY)
Founding Member, Committee on Distance Learning May 2010-Dec 2012
- Managed and organized both faculty and graduate students to develop departmental standards and resources for online teaching.
SPEL Graduate Student Organization
Executive Board Member Aug 2007-May 2011
Member, Committee for Professional Development Aug 2007-May 2011
- Organized teaching workshops with guest faculty to cover various topics like diversity, designing a syllabus, and teaching the history of philosophy, among others.
- Coordinated conference workshops to assist graduate students in preparing for paper presentations.
Member, Committee for MA Comprehensive Reform Aug 2008-May 2009
- Successfully challenged discrepancies between handbook standards for MA Comprehensive exams and actual practice of exams.
SPEL Graduate Student Organization
Member, Committee for Philosophy Outreach Aug 2009-May 2011
- Established undergraduate connections to foster sense of community in the philosophy department.
- “The Amazing Power of Rubrics!” Connecting, Collaborating, and Celebrating the Art of Teaching Conference, Dryden, NY, April 2017.
- Invited Panel Discussion: “Role and Responsibilities of Instructional Designers/Technologists at Community Colleges,” Masters in Instructional Technology Program, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, November 2015.
- Invited Presentation: “Integrating Basic and Academic Skills into the Classroom,” North Carolina Association of Dental Hygiene Educators, Business Meeting, May 2015.
- Invited Presentation: “Best Practices in Faculty Development,” North Carolina Community College Association of Distance Learning, Eastern Region Meeting, March 2014
- “Drafting a Roadmap to a Successful Online Program,” Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, December 2013.
- “Adding Quality to Online Programs—More than Just Lip Service,” North Carolina Community College Association of Distance Learning, eQUAKE Conference, Raleigh, NC, October 2013.
- “The Depressed Self,” North American Society of Social Philosophy, Toronto, Canada, July 2010
- Comment on Ben Bradley, “Dispensing with Harm,” SPEL Colloquium, Binghamton University, Vestal, NY, November 2009
- “Toward a Descriptive Account of Moral Emotions,” North American Society of Social Philosophy, Philadelphia, PA, July 2009
- Comment on Jeff McMahan, “Killing Civilians in War,” SPEL Colloquium, Binghamton University, Vestal, NY, October 2008
Learning Management Systems: Blackboard; Moodle; Sakai; Desire2Learn
Software: Microsoft Office Suite; Adobe Acrobat; Articulate Storyline; Techsmith Camtasia; SPOL; Ellucian Colleague; Ellucian Colleague WebAdvisor; Ellucian Banner; Compliance Assist; and more.
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