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Full Vitae Archived November 2014

EDUCATION

 

DEGREES

Ed.D Educational Technology, June 2010

Pepperdine University Malibu, CA

Major: Education

Dissertation: “A Multiple-Case Study on the Impact of Teacher Professional Development for Online Teaching on Face-to-Face Classroom Teaching Practices”

 

Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, July 2001

New Mexico State University Las Cruces, NM

Learning Technologies Specialization

 

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, May 1996

New Mexico State University Las Cruces, NM

Language Arts Endorsement

 

CERTIFICATES

  • Quality Matters Peer Reviewer Certificate. (July 5, 2011).
  • Quality Matters Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Certificate. (July 5, 2011).
  • SLOAN-C Collaboration and Group Work Workshop. (February 18, 2011).

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

August 2010-Present

New Mexico State University (NMSU) Las Cruces, NM

College of Education

  •  Co-develop and deliver innovative courses and programs for the College of Education (Online Teaching and Learning Graduate Certificate Program, Learning Technology and Design programs, STEM, etc.)

  • Serve as advisor for the Online Teaching and Learning Graduate Certificate Program, the Learning Technology and Design programs, and Curriculum & Instruction Masters and Doctoral programs

  • Serve as Dean’s Representative for NMSU programs

  • Create, present, and deliver original face-to-face, web-based, and hybrid papers, presentations and workshops for teacher trainers, teachers, and students in a variety of content areas

  • Conduct and publish original research in the field of learning design and technology as well as multicultural education

  • Assist NMSU faculty in the development and delivery of distance education courses

  • Co-develop and deliver innovative outreach programs for the College of Education (Rosemont Leadership Institute)

  • Collaborate in grant writing projects

 

COLLEGE ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

September 2007 - July 2010

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

College of Education & College of Extended Learning

  • Co-develop and serve as advisor for the Online Teaching and Learning Graduate Certificate Program

  • Create and deliver original courses for the College of Extended Learning

  • Revise and deliver online course for College of Education

  • Create, present, and deliver original face-to-face, web-based, and hybrid presentations, courses, and workshops for teacher trainers, teachers, and students in a variety of content areas

  • Help coordinate various Regional Technology Assistance (RETA) Program projects including RETA Web Redesign, RETA-Online, OTLO, and eTeacher Prep

  • Assist NMSU faculty in the development and delivery of distance education courses

  • Facilitator for the implementation of web-conferencing, including Centra Symposium and Wimba Collaboration Suite for the College of Extended Learning

  • Assist in grant writing projects

 

COLLEGE INSTRUCTOR/PROGRAM DEVELOPER/ADVISOR

August 2005 - September 2007

New Mexico State University (NMSU) Las Cruces, NM

College of Education & College of Extended Learning

  • Co-develop and serve as advisor for the Online Teaching and Learning Graduate Certificate Program

  • Create and deliver original courses for the College of Extended Learning

  • Deliver online course for College of Education

 

PROJECT COORDINATOR & WEB-BASED CURRICULUM DEVELOPER

January 2005 - September 2007

New Mexico State University (NMSU) Las Cruces, NM

College of Extended Learning

  • Create, present, and deliver original face-to-face, web-based, and hybrid presentations, courses, and workshops for teacher trainers, teachers, and students in a variety of content areas

  • Help coordinate various Regional Technology Assistance (RETA) Program projects including RETA Web Redesign, RETA-Online, RETA PDD Workshops, RETA NMTA Preparation Workshops, and RETA Podcasting

  • Assist NMSU faculty in the development and delivery of distance education courses

  •  Facilitator for the implementation of Centra for the College of Extended Learning

  •  Assist in grant writing projects

 

PROJECT COORDINATOR & WEB-BASED CURRICULUM DEVELOPER

January 2001 - December 2005

New Mexico State University Las Cruces, NM

STAR-Online/Regional Technology Assistance (RETA) Program

  • Coordinated for the New Mexico STAR-Online Project including piloting web-based technology modules and creation of web-based technology modules for educators.

  • Created original web-based curriculum for middle school students

  • Created and presented original web-based curriculum for teacher trainers, teachers, and students in all content areas, focusing on technology integration and constructivist practices

  • Successfully collaborated in the development and implementation of the RETA Online Project

  • Assist in grant writing projects

  • Facilitator for the implementation of Centra for the Office of Distance Education and RETA

  • Videoconferencing for New Mexico State University’s College of Education

 

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANT

August 1996 - January 2001

New Mexico State University Las Cruces, NM

Regional Technology Assistance (RETA) Program

  • Create and deliver curriculum and workshops for staff development in the areas of technology integration and constructivist practices

 

TEACHER

August 1996 - June 2000

Sierra Middle School Las Cruces, NM

  • Taught sixth grade science and language arts

  • Taught seventh grade science and language arts

  • Taught eighth grade social studies and language arts

  • Taught in the after school program: school newsletter and Student Council

 

COMPUTER OPERATOR AIDE/STUDENT ASSISTANT

January 1995 - May 1996

New Mexico State University Las Cruces, NM

  • Worked with databases, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, and educational software

  • Coordinated educational workshops

 

 

RESEARCH

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Araujo, B., Carmona, J., Parra, J. L., Chavez, R. C. (in press). Digital explorations along the Borderlands: Transfronterizo youth, testimonio, and personal learning networks. To appear in International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development.

 

Minotti, J. R., S., & Parra, J. L. (2011). Online course design for individuals with and without disabilities: Pedagogy, tools, and universal design for learning. Learning Technology publication of IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Committee on Learning Technology (TCLT), 13(2). http://www.ieeetclt.org/issues/april2011/IEEE-LT-Apr11.html#_Toc291778519

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

Parra, Julia L. (2013). Developing technology and collaborative group work skills: supporting student and group success in online and blended courses. In P. Blessinger  (Ed.), Increasing Learner Engagement through Cutting-edge Technologies. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. DOI: 10.1108/S2044-9968(2013)000006G013

 

Bovard, B., Bussmann, S. C., Parra, J., Gonzales, C. (2010). Transitioning to E-Learning: Teaching the Teachers. In Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) (Ed.), Web-Based Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications (pp. 259-276). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/transitioning-learning-teaching-teachers/41345

 

Gonzales, C., Bussmann, S., Bovard, B., & Parra, J. (2007). Transitioning to E-Learning: Teaching the teachers. In R. Sharma, & S. Mishra (Eds.), Cases on global E-Learning practices: Successes and pitfalls (pp. 52-72). Hershey, PA: Information Science Publishing. doi:10.4018/978-1-59904-340-1.ch005. http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/transitioning-learning-teaching-teachers/6243  

 

MONOGRAPH

Parra, J. L. (2010). Transforming Teachers and Classrooms with Online Learning: The Impact of Teacher Professional Development for Online Teaching on Face-to-Face Classroom Teaching Practices (pp. 264). Saarbrücken: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. http://amzn.to/julzmonograph

 

DISSERTATION

Parra, J. L. (2010). A Multiple-Case Study on the Impact of Teacher Professional Development for Online Teaching on Face-to-Face Classroom Teaching Practices. 376 pages. ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Pepperdine University. 789 East Eisenhower Parkway, PO Box 1346, Ann Arbor, MI 48106. Available from Proquest.
 

 

MANUSCRIPTS IN PROGRESS

Abelmalak, M., Parra, J. L. (TBD). The HyFlex course design: A case study of an educational technology course. In submission process.

 

Parra, J. L. (Projected Date of Publication is Summer 2015). Beyond MOOC Mania: A Practical Perspective on Designing a MOOC that Emphasizes Learner Engagement. Accepted for CIEEE Journal Special Issue Instructional Design for MOOCs.

 

Parra, J.L. (Projected Date of Publication is Summer/Fall 2015). Developing Personal Learning Networks to Increase Educator Digital Literacy. Accepted for book, titled, Technology for Principals and Other School Leaders.

 

Parra, J.L. Digital Explorations of Social Media for Teaching and Learning. Proposal submitted to the Special Issue of the Journal of Faculty Development on Social Media. 

 

Woodley, X. & Parra, J.L. Critical Reflection on the use of Quality Matters Rubric. 

 

Parra, J.L. & Guillaume, R. Working Title: Creating a Leadership Pathway for New Mexico High School Students.

 

Parra, J.L. Discover STEM: Using ELVIS, ADDIE, and QMR for Blended Course Design to Engage Learners in STEM Fields.

 

Parra, J.L. Personal Learning Networks: AHA! Moments by Educators Developing PLNs. 

  

Parra, J. L., (Fall 2014). Online Tools for Group Work and Collaboration: Supporting Student Learning, Success, and Satisfaction. To be self published via blog. 

 

Parra, J. L. (Fall 2014). [Working title] Phases and Scaffolds for Technology and Collaboration: An online Course Design Model for Student and Group SuccessTo be self published via blog.  

 

REVIEWER FOR ACADEMIC JOURNALS

  • International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development
  • Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks
  • Journal of Faculty Development

 

REVIEWER FOR EDITED BOOK

  • Reviewed three chapters for Increasing Learner Engagement Through Cutting Edge Technologies. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. P. Blessinger (Ed.). Emerald Group Publishing Limited. 

 

ADVISORY MEMBER

  • Educational Program Advisory Board Member, Elmhurst College AP Human Geography Graduate Certificate Program, Elmhurst, Illinois. (October 25, 2012 - Present).
  • Research Advisory Group Member. Math Snacks: Using Innovative Media to Fill Conceptual Gaps in Mathematics, National Science Foundation funded mathematics grant. (October 23-25, 2011).

 

RESEARCH COMMITTEE MEMBER

  • The International Association for K-12 Online Learning. (2006 - 2011).

 

INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Parra, J. L. (Presenter & Author), Teacher Education Quality Improvement International Research Conference, "Innovation of Teacher Education", Mongolian State University of Education, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, "Trends in Technology Impacting Education & Learning Design." (May 16, 2013).

 

Parra, J. L. (Presenter & Author), DeMers, M. N. (Presenter & Author), Carr, R. (Presenter & Author), National Conference on Geographic Education, "Designing for Engaged Learning in GIS Courses Through Online, Hybrid, and Collaborative Models," National Council of Geographic Education, San Marcos, Texas. (October 6, 2012).

 

Parra, J. L. (Presenter & Author), Strawn, D. (Presenter & Author), CCNCCE 2012 Annual National Conference: Leaders Leading Leaders in Service Learning and Civic Engagement, "Educating the HEART through Service Learning!" Community College National Center for Community Engagement, Scottsdale, Arizona. (May 24, 2012).

 

Parra, J. L. (Presenter & Author),2011 SLOAN-C 4th Annual International Symposium: Emerging Technologies for Online Learning, “Technology & Collaborative Learning: Scaffolding for Student Success.” Newburyport, MA. (July 13, 2012).

 

Parra, J. L. (Presenter & Author), 2009 Virtual School Symposium: Creating New Solutions through Online Learning, "Recent Research on Online Teaching and Learning: A Multiple Case Study on the Impact of Teacher Professional Development for Online Teaching on Face-to-Face Classroom Teaching Practices," International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), Austin, Texas. (November 17, 2009).

 

Parra, J. L. (Presenter & Author), Bussmann, S. C., & Bemis-Schurtz, H. R., Virtual School Symposium 2009: Creating New Solutions through Online Learning, "A Model for Maximizing Your Professional Development Through Webinars," International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), Austin, Texas. (November 16, 2009).

 

Parra, J. L. (Presenter & Author), Bemis-Schurtz, H. R. (Presenter & Author), & Bussmann, S. C. (Presenter & Author), Virtual School Symposium 2008: Bridging the Gap through Online Learning, "Nurturing a Professional Development Ecosystem," North American Council for Online Learning (NACOL), Phoenix, Arizona. (October 28, 2008).

 

Parra, J. L. (Author Only), Card, D. (Author Only), Polin, L. (Author Only), Rhoads, J. B. (Presenter & Author), Sartori, T. M. (Author Only), Web-Based Education 2006, "Can You Hear Me Now: The Return of Voice to Distance Learning," International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED), Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. (January 2006).

 

Parra, J. L. (Presenter & Author), Gonzales, C. L. (Presenter & Author), Bovard, B. A. (Author Only), Holsombach-Ebner, C. (Author Only), World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA) 2003, "Facilitating Online Teaching and Learning using Centra and WebCT," Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Honolulu, Hawaii. (June 25, 2003). 

 

REGIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Parra, J. L. (Presenter & Author), 2013 NM Educators' Conference, New Mexico Technology in Education (NMTIE), Albuquerque, "The Twitter Top 5 and Memorable Memes Mania:  Social Media-Based Activities Designed to Engage Learners and Scaffold Collaborative Group Work in Blended and Online Courses." (June 5, 2013).

 

Parra, J. L. (Presenter & Author), 2012 EDUCAUSE West/Southwest Regional Conference (Online Presentation), “Collaboration and Technology: Scaffolding for Online Student Success.” (February 23, 2012).

 

Bemis-Schurtz, H. R. (Presenter & Author), Greenfield, M. (Presenter & Author), Junco, R. (Presenter & Author), Oakley, B. (Presenter & Author), & Parra, J. L.(Presenter & Author), 2012 EDUCAUSE West/Southwest Regional Conference, "The Truth is Out There: Social Media for Teaching and Learning," Online Only Session. (February 23, 2012).

 

Parra, J. L. (Presenter & Author), New Mexico Technology in Education 2011 Conference, "NMSU Going Mobile with iPad2." (October 13, 2011).

  

Parra, J. L. (Presenter & Author), NMSTE 2011: Going Mobile, "Collaborative Learning & Technology: Scaffolding for Group Work in Online Courses," New Mexico Society for Technology in Education, Albuquerque and Virtual. (April 29, 2011).

 

Parra, J. L. (Presenter & Author), Dona Ana Community College Student Services Staff Retreat, "Facing the Future: Technology Use in Education," Dona Ana Community College, Dona Ana Community College, Las Cruces, NM. (May 16, 2011).

 

Parra, J. L. (Presenter & Author), NMSTE 2011: Going Mobile, "Collaborative Learning & Technology: Scaffolding for Group Work in Online Courses," New Mexico Society for Technology in Education, Albuquerque and Virtual. (April 29, 2011).

 

Parra, J. L. (Presenter & Author), NMSTE 2010 Innovate-Educate New Mexico Virtual Conference, "Teaching Science Online & Virtual Labs," NMSTE & RETA, Online. (April 22, 2010).

 

Parra, J. L. (Presenter & Author), Virtual School Symposium 2009: Creating New Solutions through Online Learning, "Recent Research on Online Teaching and Learning: A Multiple Case Study on the Impact of Teacher Professional Development for Online Teaching on Face-to-Face Classroom Teaching Practices," International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), Austin, Texas. (November 17, 2009).

 

Parra, J. L. (Presenter & Author), Bussmann, S. C. (Presenter & Author), Bemis-Schurtz, H. R. (Presenter & Author), Virtual School Symposium 2009: Creating New Solutions through Online Learning, "A Model for Maximizing Your Professional Development Through Webinars," International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), Austin, Texas. (November 16, 2009).

 

Parra, J. L. (Presenter & Author), New Mexico Technology In Education Conference, "Transforming Face-to-Face Teaching Practices with Professional Development for Online Teaching," New Mexico Technology In Education (NMTIE), Ruidoso, NM. (October 23, 2009).

 

Parra, J. L. (Presenter & Author), New Mexico Technology In Education Conference, "Learning Communities: Practical Applications," New Mexico Technology In Education (NMTIE), Ruidoso, NM. (October 22, 2009).

 

Parra, J. L. (Presenter & Author), The K-12 Educational Technology Summit and Innovate-Educate NM Conference 2009, "Increasing Engagement and Interaction in your Classes with Audio/Video Tools," NM K-12 Technology Summit and the Innovate-Educate NM, Albuquerque, New Mexico. (April 30, 2009).

 

Parra, J. L. (Presenter & Author), Bemis-Schurtz, H. R. (Presenter & Author), Bussmann, S. C. (Presenter & Author), New Mexico Technology In Education Conference, "Nurturing a Professional Development Ecosystem," New Mexico Technology In Education (NMTIE), Albuquerque, New Mexico. (October 16, 2008).

 

Parra, J. L. (Presenter & Author), Bock, M. A. (Presenter & Author), New Mexico State University - Community College Round-Up, "Evaluating Online Courses," Doña Ana Community College, Las Cruces, New Mexico. (October 10, 2008).

 

Parra, J. L. (Presenter & Author), Bock, M. A. (Presenter & Author), Turner, C. (Author Only), Western Region Teaching Symposium, "Evaluating the Quality of Distance Education Teaching," New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico. (September 19, 2008).

 

Parra, J. L. (Presenter & Author), NM K-12 Educational Technology Summit, "What's the Buzz About Web 2.0?," New Mexico Public Education Department, Albuquerque, New Mexico. (April 30, 2008).

 

Parra, J. L. (Presenter & Author), Bemis-Schurtz, H. R. (Presenter & Author), Bussmann, S. C. (Presenter & Author), New Mexico Technology In Education Conference, "Designing Programs for eTeacher Professional Development," New Mexico Technology In Education (NMTIE), Albuquerque, New Mexico. (October 5, 2007).

 

Parra, J. L. (Presenter & Author), Bussmann, S. C. (Presenter & Author), New Mexico Technology In Education Conference, "Social Networking & Internet Safety," New Mexico Technology In Education (NMTIE), Albuquerque, New Mexico. (October 4, 2007).

 

Parra, J. L. (Presenter & Author), Lalla, S. (Presenter & Author), New Mexico Technology In Education Conference: Unifying, "It Takes a Village: A Training Program that Works," New Mexico Technology In Education & Council on Technology in Education, Albuquerque, New Mexico. (September 29, 2006).

 

Parra, J. L. (Presenter & Author), New Mexico Technology In Education Conference: Unifying, "Supporting eLearning with Web-based Collaborative Tools," New Mexico Technology In Education & Council on Technology in Education, Albuquerque, New Mexico. (September 29, 2006).

 

DISSERTATION

Parra, J. L. (2010). A Multiple-Case Study on the Impact of Teacher Professional Development for Online Teaching on Face-to-Face Classroom Teaching Practices. View information and ProQuest link at http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/detail?accno=ED514129 http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml

 

ONLINE MAGAZINE

Parra, J. L., Sartori, T. M. (2006). Mobile Device Smackdown: PDAs vs. notebook computers. EdTech K12 Magazine.http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2006/10/mobile-device-smackdown-pdas-vs-notebook-computers

 

Parra, J. L., Rhoads, J. B., & Sartori, T. M. (2006). Notebook PCs vs. PDAs: Two different one-to-one programs reveal the pros and cons of each type of device. EdTech K12 Magazinehttp://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2006/10/notebook-pcs-vs-pdas

 

Parra, J. L., Sartori, T. M., Rhoads, J. B. (2006). Classroom simulations offer a high-tech, low-risk way for preservice teachers to improve their skills. EdTech K12 Magazinehttp://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2006/10/classroom-simulations-offer-high-tech-low-risk-way-preservice-teachers-improve-their

 

Sartori, T. M., Parra, J. L., & Rhoads, J. B. (2006). Students react positively to school distributed PDAs. EdTech K12 Magazine.http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2006/10/students-react-positively-school-distributed-pdas

 

CONTRACTS, GRANTS, AND SPONSORED RESEARCH

Parra, J. L. (Co-Principal), Rutledge, D. W. (Principal), Sponsored Research, "Continuous Assessment for Students and Teachers (CAST)", Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation, Sponsoring Organization Is: Other, Research Credit: $1,499,957.72, PI Total Award: $2,999,915.44, Current Status: Currently Under Review. (August 1, 2012 - July 31, 2016).

 

Tran, S. C. (Co-Principal), Manshad, S. J. (Co-Principal), Parra, J. L. (Co-Principal), Pontelli, E. (Principal), Sponsored Research, "Evaluating the Impact of Automated Assessment and Constructivism in Non-Visual", Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation, Sponsoring Organization Is: Other, Research Credit: $66,287.90, PI Total Award: $662,879.00, Current Status: Currently Under Review. (January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2015).

 

Parra, J. L. (Co-Principal), Rutledge, D. W. (Principal), Sponsored Research, "EXP: Collaborative Research: Continuous Assessment for Students and Teachers (C.A.S.T.)", Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation, Sponsoring Organization Is: Other, Research Credit: $274,998.00, PI Total Award: $549,996.00, Current Status: Not Funded. (August 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013).

 

Tran, S. C. (Co-Principal), Pontelli, E. (Co-Principal), Parra, J. L. (Co-Principal), Cao, H. (Principal), Sponsored Research, "EXP: Effective Learning and Teaching of Computer Science through Knowledge-Based Question-Answering System", Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation, Sponsoring Organization Is: Other, Research Credit: $137,469.25, PI Total Award: $549,877.00, Current Status: Not Funded. (July 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013).

 

Parra, J. L. (Co-Principal), Brown, S. W. (Co-Principal), Pontelli, E. (Principal), Sponsored Research, "ITEST Strategies: Project CARES - Computing with Authentic Relevant Experiences", Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation, Sponsoring Organization Is: Other, Research Credit: $233,950.70, PI Total Award: $935,802.78, Current Status: Not Funded. (June 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013).

 

Parra, J. L. (Co-Principal), DeMers, M. N. (Principal), Sponsored Research, "New Mexico Geographic Alliance Project", Sponsoring Organization: National Geographic Society, Sponsoring Organization Is: Other, Research Credit: $17,000.00, PI Total Award: $34,000.00, Current Status: Funded. (September 1, 2012 - November 1, 2013).

 

Carr, R. A. (Co-Principal), Parra, J. L. (Co-Principal), DeMers, M. N. (Principal), Sponsored Research, "New Mexico Geographic Alliance", Sponsoring Organization: National Geographic Society, Sponsoring Organization Is: Other, Research Credit: $8,000.00, PI Total Award: $32,000.00, Current Status: Closed. (January 27, 2012 - March 31, 2013).

 

Parra, J. L. College of Education Mini Research Grant. $2000. (Spring 2011-Fall 2012).

 

Bussmann, S. C. (Principal), Parra, J. L. (Co-Principal), "Blackboard for eBlended Online Learning Development (BeBOLD)," Sponsored by NM Public Education Department. $79,999.50. (October 1, 2009 - June 30, 2011).

 

Bussmann, S. C. (Principal), Parra, J. L. (Co-Principal), "On-Line Teaching and Learning Opportunities," Sponsored by Deming Public Schools, Other, $77,000.00. (October 8, 2008 - June 30, 2010).

 

Bussmann, S. C. (Principal), Parra, J. L. (Co-Principal), "Open Light Lordsburg Partnership," Sponsored by Lordsburg Municipal Schools, Other, $130,000.00. (July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009).

 

Bussmann, S. C. (Principal), Parra, J. L. (Co-Principal), "Online Teaching and Learning Opportunities," Sponsored by Animas Public Schools, Other, $65,000.00. (November 1, 2007 - September 30, 2008).

 

CURRICULUM  

 

CONSULTANCIES

  • SLOAN-C Course and Workshop Facilitator. (September 2009 – Present).
  • Quality Matters Reviewer, Online. (October 1, 2012 - November 15, 2012).
  • Quality Matters Reviewer, Online. (September 1, 2012 - October 15, 2012).
  • RFP Reviewer, Qatar National Research Fund, Online. (February 16, 2012 - February 20, 2012).
  • Online Teaching Certificate Course Facilitator, SLOAN Consortium. (April 22, 2009 - Present).
  • Math Snacks: Using Innovative Media to Fill Conceptual Gaps in Mathematics. Served on the research advisory group for National Science Foundation funded mathematics grant at NMSU. Provided advice on media use for learning. (October 23-25, 2011).

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2013 Christmore Teaching Award Nomination
  • Recipient of College of Education Untenured/Tenure Track Faculty Research Mini-Grant, $2000 awarded (March 2011).
  • Distinguished Member, NMSU Teaching Academy (May 2011).
  • Recipient of New Mexico State University’s 2010 Sony Scholarship Grant, Sony Electronics with the support of Intel Corporation (November 5, 2010).
  • Madison Who's Who, Madison Who's Who, Inc. (October 2009).
  • NMSU Teaching Academy Wall of Honor, NMSU Teaching Academy (2006).
  • Golden Key Honor Society Member
  • Honors Student and Crimson Scholar
  • Dean’s List – Spring/Fall 1993, Spring/Fall 1994, Spring 1995
  • Honorary Award Recognition by the National Dean’s List
  • Recipient of Regent’s Scholarship

 

TEACHING

 

NMSU TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • CEL 560, Fostering Online Teaching and Learning; Fall 2007/2008/2009/2010/2011/2102/2013 (designed and continuous revision of the course)
  • CEL 561, Educational Uses of Social Media in Online & Blended Learning: Fall 2012 (co-designed the course)
  • CEL 571, Designing Webinars and Webconferencing: Fall 2010/2011 (co-designed the course)
  • CEL 580, Tools and Techniques for Online Teaching and Learning: Spring 2010
  • CEL 581, Emerging Tools and Techniques for Online Teaching and Learning: Spring 2010/2011/2012 (co-designed and continuous revision of the course)
  • CEL 590, Assessing and Evaluating Online Learning: Spring 2010 (revised the course)
  • CEL 595, Directed Study: Online Teaching Practicum: Summer 2008/2009/2010/2011/2012 (co-designed and continuous revision of the course)
  • EDLT 520, Introduction to Authoring and Multimedia: Spring/Summer 2011, Spring/Summer/Fall 2012, Spring 2013 (designed and continuous revision of the course)
  • EDLT 528, Designing Educational Resources for the Internet: Spring/Fall 2011 (re-designed the course.
  • EDLT 620, Advanced Authoring and Multimedia: Spring/Summer 2011, Spring/Summer/Fall 2012, Spring 2013 (designed and continuous revision of the course)
  • EDLT 628, Designing Educational Resources for the Internet: Spring/Fall 2011 (re-designed the course)
  • EDLT 607, Current Research in Learning and Technologies: Spring 2012, Spring 2013 (designed and continuous revision of the course)
  • EDLT 615, Applications of Computer Tools for Research: Fall 2012 (designed and continuous revision of the course)
  • EDLT 570/672, Learning Design & Technology: Fall 2013 (designed and continuous revision of the course)
  • EDUC 495, Independent Directed Study Course in Education (Summer 2012).
  • EDUC 598, Independent Special Research Programs (Summer 2012).
  • EDUC 698, Independent Dissertation Seminar in Research Design (Fall 2011, Summer 2012).
  • CMI 495, Independent Study (Fall 2012).

 

INVITED GUEST LECTURE

  • College of Education 2013 Spring Opening Program. “Research Report, C & I Technology.” (January 15, 2013).
  • NMSU College of Education Board of Advocates. “Technology for Classrooms.” (April 9, 2012).
  • College of Education 2012 Spring Opening Program. “NMSU Going Mobile with iPad 2.” (January 17, 2012).
  • Mongolian State University of Education (MSUE) Delegation. “Using Technology as the Means for International Exchange of Information.” (November 15, 2012).
  • Dona Ana Community College. “Facing the Future: Technology Use in Education.” (July 13, 2011)
  • Dr. Charles Townley’s class. “Instructional Design and Instructional Tools: An Online and Hybrid Perspective.” (March 8, 2011).

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROVIDED

  • College of Education. “Going Mobile with New iPad 4-Day Workshop.” (July 23, 2012 - July 26, 2012).
  • NMSU Online Course Improvement Program. “Using GoogleDocs to Create Content.” (October 13, 2011).
  • NMSU Online Course Improvement Program. “Getting Started Module and the Quality Matters Rubric.” (September 22, 2011).
  • Teaching Academy. “Let's Talk Online Teaching Follow Up Workshop - Synchronous Tools: Skype Workshop.” (March 8, 2011).
  • Teaching Academy. “Let's Talk Online Teaching Follow Up Workshop - Synchronous Tools: Adobe Connect Webinar.” (March 1, 2011).
  • NMSU Online Course Improvement Program. “Embedding Web 2.0 Tools in Blackboard.” (February 25, 2011).
  • Teaching Academy. “Let's Talk Online Teaching: Synchronous Teaching: Tips & Challenges.” February 15, 2011
  • NMSU Online Course Improvement Program. “Focus on Learning Objectives & Blackboard Goals Tool.” November 12, 2010
  • NMSU Online Course Improvement Program. “Getting Your Content into Blackboard .” (October 22, 2010).
  • Teaching Academy. “Let's Talk Online Teaching: Community & Engagement Online.” (October 12, 2010).
  • NMSU Online Course Improvement Program. “Fellowship Program Orientation September 17, 2010
  • Teaching Academy: Let's Talk Online Teaching: Workload & Time Management Strategies.” September 7, 2010).
  • ITAL Workshop. “Synchronous Tools for Online Teaching and Learning, Institute for Technology Assisted Learning.” (July 28, 2010).
  • ITAL Workshop. “Increasing Presence and Interaction, Institute for Technology Assisted Learning.” (July 27, 2010).
  • ITAL Workshop. “Embedding Web 2.0 Tools in Blackboard, Institute for Technology Assisted Learning.” (July 20, 2010).
  • NMSU Online Course Improvement Program. “Webconferencing Basics for Online Teaching and Learning.” (June 25, 2010).
  • ITAL Workshop. “Synchronous Tools for Online Teaching and Learning, Institute for Technology Assisted Learning.” (June 23, 2010).
  • ITAL Workshop: “Embedding Web 2.0 Tools in Blackboard, Institute for Technology Assisted Learning.” (June 15, 2010).
  • NMSU Online Course Improvement Program. “Embedding Web 2.0 Tools in Blackboard.” (June 11, 2010).
  • NSMU Webinars. “A Recipe for Learning with Technology & Collaboration.” College of Extended Learning and the Regional Educational Technology Assistance (RETA) program. (May 3, 2010).
  • NMSU Webinars: Teaching Math Online, College of Extended Learning and the Regional Educational Technology Assistance (RETA) program (April 19, 2010).
  • Teaching Academy: Let’s Talk Teaching Online – Strategies for Assessing Online Learning, Teaching Academy (April 6, 2010).
  • NMSU Online Course Improvement Program & Distance Education Committee of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction: Online Pedagogy – Implementing Online Learning Communities (April 5, 2010).
  • Teaching Academy: Let’s Talk Teaching Online – Strategies for Group Work and Collaboration, (March 9, 2010).
  • Teaching Academy NMSU Webinars: Online Collaboration and Group Work, Online Course Improvement Program (February 26, 2010).
  • RETA Workshop: What is the Matrix? Designing Learning Using NETS-S, Regional Educational Technology Assistance (February 20, 2010).
  • NMSU Webinars: Online Science and Virtual Labs, College of Extended Learning and the Regional Educational Technology Assistance (RETA) program (February 15, 2010).
  • NMSU Webinars: Evaluating Online Learning – Focus on Quality Matters Rubric, Online Course Improvement Program (February 12, 2010).
  • NMSU Webinars: New Learning Communities: Practical Applications, College of Extended Learning and the Regional Educational Technology Assistance (RETA) program (February 8, 2010).
  • Workshop: What is the Matrix? Designing Learning Using NETS-S, Regional Educational Technology Assistance. (December 5, 2009)
  • NMSU Webinars: Going Live with USTREAM, College of Extended Learning and the Regional Educational Technology Assistance (RETA) program. (January 26, 2009).
  • NMSU Webinars: Educational Uses of Animoto & Moblyng, College of Extended Learning and the Regional Educational Technology Assistance (RETA) program. (January 26, 2009).
  • Workshop: A Guided Tour of Web 2.0 Technologies, New Mexico Technology in Education Conference. (October 15, 2008).
  • Workshop: IDEAL-NM eTeacher Preparation - Teaching IDEAL-NM Teachers to Teach Online, Regional Educational Technology Assistance (RETA) program. (May 17-18, 2008).
  • Workshop: Taking Animation Courses Online, College of Extended Learning. (October 24, 2007).
  • Workshop: Web 2.0 for Learning 2.0. RETA Professional Development. Las Cruces, NM. (June 2-3, 2007).
  • Workshop: Synchronous and Asynchronous Uses of Voice in Distance Education: Can You Hear Me Now? 2006 NMSU Institute for Technology Assisted Learning. Las Cruces, NM. (July 17-28, 2006.)
  • Workshop: Centra Basics and Games. 2004 NMSU Distance Education Conference. Las Cruces, NM. (October 14, 2004).
 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES ATTENDED

CONFERENCES

  • "10th Annual Blended Learning & Workshop", SLOAN Consortium, Las Vegas, Nevada, US. (July 8, 2013 - July 9, 2013).
  • "NMGC Kickoff & NM Celebration of Women in Computing," National Girls Collaborative Project, Las Cruces, NM. (November 8, 2012 - November 9, 2012).
  • "Jossey Bass Online Teaching and Learning Online Conference," Jossey Bass, Online. (October 19, 2010 - October 21, 2010). 

 

SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS/COURSES

  • Seminar/Workshop, "An Introduction to Title IX", NMSU, Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States. (August 21, 2013).
  • Seminar/Workshop, "Getting Social With Students", NMSU Teaching Academy, Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States. (April 4, 2013).
  • Seminar/Workshop, The National Geographic Network of Alliances for Geographic Education. Washington, D.C. (February 26 - March 2, 2013).
  • Seminar/Workshop, "Rosemont Leadership Institute Workshop for Teaching w/ CCL Leadership Materials," Rosemont Leadership Institute & Center for Creative Leadership. Albuquerque, New Mexico. (January 23 - 25, 2013).
  • Seminar/Workshop, "Writing Successful NSF Proposals," New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM. (October 29, 2012).
  • Seminar/Workshop, The National Geographic Network of Alliances for Geographic Education. Washington, D.C. (April 17 - 21, 2012).
  • Seminar/Workshop, "Setting Sail with Canvas," Teaching Academy, Las Cruces, NM. (November 8, 2011).
  • Seminar/Workshop, "ADVANCE Transition from Assistant to Associate Professor," Teaching Academy, Las Cruces, NM. (October 26, 2011).
  • Seminar/Workshop, "QM Rubric Update," Quality Matters Program. (August 31, 2011).
  • Short Course, "NMSU web-based FERPA Training," NMSU, Las Cruces, NM. (August 11, 2011).
  • Short Course, "Quality Matters Peer Reviewer Certification," Quality Matters Program, Maryland. (June 27, 2011 - July 5, 2011).
  • Short Course, "Quality Matters Applying the QM Rubric Certification," Quality Matters Program, Maryland. (June 14, 2011 - June 26, 2011).
  • Seminar/Workshop, "Let's Talk Online Teaching: Recommending a new LMS for NMSU," Teaching Academy and Online Course Improvement Program, Las Cruces, NM. (April 14, 2011).
  • Seminar/Workshop, "Student Engagement and Technology in the Classroom," Teaching Academy, Las Cruces, NM. (April 5, 2011).
  • Seminar/Workshop, "MIgration Station: Moving from LMS to LMS," Teaching Academy, Las Cruces, NM. (April 4, 2011).
  • Seminar/Workshop, "Let's Talk Online Teaching: Academic Integrity in Online Learning," Teaching Academy and Online Course Improvement Program, Las Cruces, NM. (March 15, 2011).
  • Seminar/Workshop, "Collaboration and Group Work: Using Teams Effectively," SLOAN-C, Online. (February 9, 2011 - February 18, 2011).
  • Seminar/Workshop, "New Faculty Orientation," Teaching Academy, Las Cruces, New Mexico. (January 7, 2011).

 

SERVICE

 

DEPARTMENT SERVICE

  • Learning Design & Technology Search Committee, Committee Member. (September 24, 2013 - Present).
  • Learning Design & Technology (LDT) Team, Committee Member. (August 23, 2013 - Present).
  • STEM Consortium, Committee Member. (January 2013 - Present).
  • Doctoral Intake. (February 11, 2013 - February 15, 2013; January 23, 2012 - February 21, 2012).
  • Masters Exam Review. (October 14, 2013; June 24, 2013; March, 11, 2013; September 15, 2012; June 11, 2012; March 12, 2012; October 17, 2011; March 14, 2011; October 11, 2010)
  • Teacher Education Preparation Packet Review. (September 23, 2013; February 11, 2013/September 24, 2012/ February 9, 2012/ September 26, 2011/February 7, 2011/September 24, 2010)
  • Student Teaching Packets Review. (March 5, 2012/October 10, 2011/February 28, 2011/October 18, 2010).
  • Attended C&I Social Studies Colloquiums, Social Studies Colloquiums. (January 26, 2012 - February 26, 2012).
  • Committee Member, Curriculum & Instruction NCATE Educational Learning Technology Program Assessment Committee. (January 12, 2011 - October 10, 2011).
  • Committee Member, Curriculum & Instruction NCATE Core Assessment Committee. (August 29, 2011).
  • Student Placement, Doctoral Intake Process. (January 23, 2011 - February 21, 2011)

 

COLLEGE SERVICE

  • Technology Innovation Team, Committee Member. (October 17, 2013 - Present).
  • College Budget & Technology Committee, Committee Member. (September 6, 2013 - Present).
  • Faculty Participant, New Mexico State University & Mongolian State University of Education Partnership. (Fall 2011 – Present)
  • Faculty Mentor, CEP 199 Mentoring Program. (August 23, 2012 – December 13, 2013).
  • Faculty Participant, Rosemont Leadership Institute. (October 5, 2011 - Present).
  • Faculty Service Learning, EDLT TILT (Teachers Instructing Literacy through Technology). (January 19, 2012 - May 11, 2012).

 

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Program Co-Coordinator, New Mexico Geographic Alliance. (July 1, 2012 - Present).
  • Committee Member, Canvas LMS Communications. (March 14, 2012 - Present).
  • Advisory Group Member. Math Snacks: Using Innovative Media to Fill Conceptual Gaps in Mathematics. Served on the research advisory group for National Science Foundation funded mathematics grant. Provided advice on media use for learning. (October 23-25, 2011).
  • Co-Chair and Member-at-Large, Faculty Committee on Technology (FACT). (August 2013 - Present).
  • Committee Member, Faculty Committee on Technology (FACT). (April 22, 2010 - Present).
  • Committee Member & Mentor, Online Course Improvement Program. (Summer 2009 – June 2012)
  • Committee Member, NMSU Hispanic Faculty/Staff Caucus, Las Cruces, NM. (September 1, 2009 - Present).
  • Student Mentor, ENLACE. (August 20, 2008 - Present).
  • Program Coordinator, Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching & Learning Program. (July 1, 2006 – December 2013).

   

PUBLIC SERVICE

  • Officer, Treasurer, AMISTAD Family Services Board of Directors, Las Cruces, NM. (September 7, 2011 - Present).
  • Discussant, KNME New Mexico In Focus, Las Cruces, NM. (December 9, 2010).

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL

  • National Council for Geography Education. (July 1, 2012 - Present).
  • SLOAN Consortium. (April 22, 2009 - Present).
  • International Society for Technology in Education. (2007 - Present).
  • Member, Western Committee of NACOL, January 2007 to Present
  • Member, NACOL Research Committee, January 2007 to Present
  • Member, New Mexico Learning Network, August 2006 to Present
  • EDUCAUSE. (January 2006 - Present).
  • American Educational Research Association. (October 26, 2005 - Present).
  • The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). (2006 - 2011).
  • ACM member: Association for Computing Machinery. (2005-2009).

 

STATE/LOCAL

  • New Mexico Geographic Alliance. (January 2012 – Present).
  • Founding Member, New Mexico Society for Technology in Education. (2008 - Present).
  • NMSU Hispanic Faculty/Staff Caucus. (2009 - Present).
  • Member, Teaching Academy. (2004 to Present).
  • Member, Council for Media Literacy. (July 2001 to 2005).
  • Member, Organ Mountain Student Film Festival Board Member. (April 2003 to 2005).
  • Student Volunter, Court Youth Center. (August 2000 to December 2000).
  • Member, Sierra Middle School Accelerated Schools Cadre. (August 1999 to May 2000).
  • Member, Sierra Middle School Technology Committee. (August 1996 to May 1999).
  • Parent Volunteer, Cub Scouts Den Leader. (August 1998 to May 1999)
  • Member, NMSU COE, Student Literacy Council. (August 1995 to May 1996).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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