Master of Education, Information Science and Learning Technologies (ISLT), University of Missouri-Columbia. Emphasis: Educational Technology. Focus: Learning Systems Design and Development. December 2011.

Ph.D. in U.S. History, Indiana University-Bloomington. Dissertation: "Meatless Days and Sleepless Nights: Food, Agriculture, and Environment in World War I America" Minors in World History and American Studies. December 2009.

Bachelor of Journalism in Broadcast News, University of Missouri-Columbia, Summa Cum Laude. Minor in Spanish. Honors College certificate. August 1999.

Academic Experience: 

Instructional Designer in Distance Education, 1/2016-present (full-time)
Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA

Instructor of History, 1/15 to 5/16 (part-time)
Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Instructor of History, 1/12-5/13 (part-time)
Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Supervisor: Zachary Shank, (505) 224-3606, may be contacted.

Instructor of History, 1/10-8/10 (part-time)
University of Detroit Mercy, 4001 W. McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48221

Instructor of History, 8/02-5/09 (part-time)
Indiana University campuses in Bloomington (IUB) and Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Editorial Assistant, 7/04-7/08 (part-time)
American Historical Review, Bloomington, IN

Work and Consulting Experience: 

Learning Management System Administrator, 12/14-10/15 (full-time)
Pacific Pulmonary Services, Novato, CA

Instructional Designer & E-Learning Specialist, 6/13-1/14 (full-time)
Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

Instructional Designer & E-Learning Specialist, 1/12-5/12 (part-time, contract)
Northrop Grumman Corporation, Albuquerque, NM

Professional Involvement and Community Service: 


Member, @ONE's Advisory Team for Digital Learning Day ‘18, 11/2017 to 2/2018.

Member, Chancellor's Office Advisory Committee for the annual Online Teaching Conference (OTC), 2017 and 2018 sessions.

Member, District Online Committee, a standing Academic Senate Consultation Committee, Santa Rosa Junior College, 8/2017 to present.

Member, Textbook and Instructional Materials Committee, a standing Academic Senate Consultation Committee, Santa Rosa Junior College, 8/2017 to present.

Lead proposal writer, SRJC Textbook Affordability Act program, for funds from the College Textbook Affordability Act of 2015 (AB 798) .

SRJC's Professional Develpment Activities Day (PDA) 
  • Co-presented "Digital Storytelling for Engagement, Reflection, and Critical Awareness" with Sarah Whylly, Fall 2017.
  • Co-presented "Beyond the Basics in Canvas" with the Distance Education team, Spring and Fall 2017.
  • Co-presented "Could Your Course be Successful Online?" with Lisa Beach, Spring 2017.
  • Presented "Instructional Design and the Transition to Canvas," Fall 2016.
  • Co-presented "Save our Students Some Money: How to use Open Education Resources" with Dean Gooch, Jennifer Carlin-Goldberg, Cannon Crawford, Drina Ochoa, Fall 2016.
  • Co-presented "Cool Tools for Creating Engaging Activities in Canvas" with the Distance Education team, Spring 2016.
Canvas groups
  • Quiz beta group, 2016
  • Grades beta group, 2017


Presentations and Publications: 


Chancellor's Office annual Online Teaching Conference (OTC):

Presented "There’s a Resource for That: Sharing in Canvas Commons with Your Department, College, and Beyond" at the Can-Innovate conference, Los Rios Community College, August 2017.

Presented "The SRJC Instructional Designer's Role in Transitioning Instructors to Canvas" at the Connecting with Canvas conference, Santa Rosa Junior College, May 2016.

Attended the Online Learning Consortium's (OLC) conference on Textbook Affordability Initiatives, March 2016 in Los Angeles.


"Alice M. French and the Indiana War Mothers: From World War I 'Kitchen Soldiers' to Postwar Immigrant Reformers," in Feminist Frontiers: Women Who Shaped the Midwest, ed. Yvonne Johnson (Kirksville, Mo.: Truman State University Press, 2010), 99-118.

Review of the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, Journal of American History 94:3 (December 2007): 896-900.

"Environment" entry in Men and Masculinities: A Social, Cultural, and Historical Encyclopedia, edited by Michael Kimmel and Amy Aronson (Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-Clio Press, 2004): 252-254.

Honors and Awards: 

Awarded the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Shirley Davis stipend to attend the Online Teaching Conference (OTC), 2016.