Since 1993, I have developed, designed, taught, and coordinated distance and online learning programs. I am currently Senior Instructional Designer, Team Lead, with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Teaching and Learning.
Formerly Manager of Online Educational Technology at SUNY Delhi in the Catskills of New York, I oversaw strategic planning, faculty and policy development, as well as instructional design of online courses. I’m also a consultant, focusing primarily on online and blended education and have worked with a small team on a grant with the SUNY Center for Online International Learning (COIL) with the European Humanities University in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Past awards include a 2010 Sloan Consortium Effective Practices Award, 2006 Excellence in Online Teaching award and my German learning videos from MyGermanClass.com were one of the top 100 People’s Choice Video Podcasts from Apple’s iTunes. I was a featured presenter at the New Media Consortium’s 2007 Online Conference on the Convergence of Web Culture and Video and have recently presented at SLOAN-C ALN, Educause’s NERCOMP, and the SUNY CIT and COIL Center Conferences. Prior to my move to New York, I spent over seven years teaching online German for Colorado Online Learning, and seven years building the Denver Public Schools’ Distance Learning Network. I have a Master’s in Instructional Technology from the University of Colorado.
Other interests and abilities include electronic music, filmmaking, acting, yoga, vipassana meditation, international cuisine, hiking, biking, and long walks on the beach. I live in Baltimore city with my wife, two sons, and four hens.