From 2008-2018, I was an Associate Professor of Instructional Technology in the College of Education at Towson University. In my 10 years at Towson, I taught in person, hybrid, and fully online courses in instructional technology and qualitative research methods at the masters and doctoral levels. More recent teaching includes:
INTD 1227 – Inclusive Design and Design Justice in Practice
Middlebury College, Winter Term 2021
Inclusive design is intentional, participatory, and iterative design work that supports a range of human diversity, with the goal of counteracting exclusionary, racist, or exploitative designs that pervade our society. In this class, we will learn about inclusive design and design justice through a project-based approach in which students put inclusive design principles into practice in their own project. These inclusive design principles and processes can be broadly applied across industries and design contexts, including but not limited to architectural, technology/UX design, and curriculum design. Our work will be informed by texts including Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need; Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code; What Can a Body Do? How We Meet the Built World; and Mismatch. Co-developed and co-taught with Dr. Amy Collier.
Course Website: http://inclusivedesign.middcreate.net/course/
Camp Design Online
In Spring 2020, I was the lead designer on the team who created Camp Design Online, to support faculty in transitioning their teaching to remote and fully online modalities. During Summer 2020, my DLINQ colleagues and I facilitated 5 cohorts of faculty through Camp Design, and we have run sessions of Camp in Fall 2020 and January 2021.
I design and teach workshops for faculty and staff on a variety of topics, including:
- Supporting Learner Engagement in Online Courses (video playlist)
- Creating Accessible Digital Materials
- Introduction to the Middlebury Online Course Design Rubric