I am the 2017-2018 president of IDLA and an experienced scholar in the field of instructional design and technology. I am currently the instructional design coordinator at Des Moines University. I have more than a decade of experience in higher education. My work revolves around designing and developing efficient instructional systems and strategies which will bring the most quality with least resources. Throughout my career in higher education, I have worked in many different roles. As both an expert leader and team member in many projects, I have developed technical, educational, and administrative knowledge. I am a quick learner of emerging instructional technologies and a follower of innovative learning strategies. With higher education policies changing regularly and quickly, I understand the need to remain up-to-date through professional development and memberships. I have been a member of AERA, AECT, Online Learning Consortium, PODNetwork, USDLA, and the Iowa Distance Learning Association.
I have designed and developed more than 300 online courses since 2009. I have been a certified QualityMatters reviewer ensuring quality of all courses developed. As an active member in his field, I have given more than 30 workshops focusing on different areas regarding distance learning. Some of the presentations include topics such as the development of systems and procedures for the quality assurance of online courses, the acquisition of state authorizations for distance education, the development of online competency-based degree programs.Beyond the presentations and workshop he has provided, I am also an active scholar in the field. I have published 8 journal articles and 3 book chapters as of October 2018.