Professional Activities

Professional Roles
  • Teaching with Tech Columnist for MAA Focus (October 2010 to present)
  • Planning Committee of TEDxMuskegon (September 2010 to July 2012)
  • Learning Futurist, LIFT Institute at Muskegon Community College (April 2010 to August 2012)
  • Professional Development Coordinator for AMATYC (Jan 2011 to July 2012)
  • Workshop Director, MCC Math & Technology Workshop (2007 to 2012)
  • Higher Education Editor for eLearn Magazine (February 2010-February 2011)
  • President of MichMATYC (June 2009 – May 2011)
  • Director of Technology Traveling Workshops, AMATYC (2008-2010)
  • Sabbatical for dedicated dissertation work (Winter 2009)
  • Faculty Development Coordinator, Math on the Web, (Winter 2007)
Miscellaneous Courses and Certificates
  • Edward Tufte Workshop (August 24, 2009)
  • ETOM Online Instruction Certification (December 2008)
  • Course: Adobe Illustrator (Winter 2008)
  • Passed Ph.D. Comprehensive Exams (Fall 2007)
  • MAA PREP Course: Flash on the Beach, Providence RI (June 2007)
  • Ph.D. Coursework (Fall 2003 to Winter 2007)
  • Course: Just-in-time Teaching, Harrisonburg VA (July 2006)
  • Course: Spanish I (Summer 2006)
  • Course: Increasing the Retention of Under-represented Groups in STEM Courses, Dayton OH (June 2003)

Awards and Honors

  • Named “Agent of Change” by Muskegon Chamber of Commerce (2011)
  • Winning Game Design: Permanent Campaign, GameJam at Innovations in eLearning (2009)
  • ITC Distinguished eLearning Scholar (2009)
  • President of MichMATYC (June 2009 – May 2011)
  • Ellbogen Outstanding Teaching Award (2002)
  • J.W. Van Dyke Scholarship (2001)
  • Graduated from the University of Montana Honors College (1996)
  • President’s Achievement Award in Chemistry (1996)
  • Watkins Research Scholarship in Chemistry (1995-1996)
  • Mac Johnson Scholarship in Mathematics (1993, 1995)
  • Girl Scout Gold Leadership Award (1990)
Conferences Attended
  • Quality Matters, Tucson AZ (10-4-12 to 10-6-12)
  • SOLAR Flare at Purdue University (10-1-12 to 10-3-12)
  • SoTL Academy, GVSU, Grand Rapids MI (5-21-12 to 5-22-12)
  • WMU SoTL Conference, Kalamazoo MI (5-18-12)
  • Learning Analytics and Knowledge, Vancouver CA (4-30-12 to 5-2-12)
  • TEDxSummit, Doha, Qatar (4-15-12 to 4-20-12)
  • Digital Media Literacies (DML), San Francisco CA (3-1-12 to 3-3-12)
  • Up To All of Us, Sedona AZ (2-24-12 to 2-26-12)
  • AMATYC, Austin TX (11-9-11 to 11-12-11)
  • MichMATYC, Henry Ford Community College (Oct 7-8, 2011)
  • TEDxMuskegon (Sept 20, 2011)
  • Maker Faire Detroit, Detroit MI (July 30, 2011)
  • World Future Conference, Vancouver, Canada (July 7-11, 2011)
  • JCCC Math Summit, Kansas City MO (July 14, 2011)
  • TEDxGrandRapids (May 12, 2011)
  • NYSMATYC, Corning NY (April 8-9, 2011)
  • Maricopa Dialog Days, Scottsdale AZ (April 1, 2011)
  • ACU Connected Conference, Abilene TX (Feb 28 – Mar 1, 2011)
  • ITC eLearning Conference, St Pete FL (Feb 19-22, 2011)
  • AMATYC, Boston MA (Nov 11-14, 2010)
  • Geekend 2010, Savannah, GA (Nov 2010)
  • TEDxFlint (Oct 23, 2010)
  • Kansas City Regional Math Tech Expo (Oct 1-2, 2010)
  • TEDxDetroit, Detroit MI (Sept 29, 2010)
  • World Future Society Conference (July 8-10, 2010)
  • Games, Learning, and Society Conference (June 9-11, 2010)
  • Innovations in eLearning (June 1-3, 2010
  • Games in Engineering and Computer Science (June 4-5, 2010)
  • MAA-Michigan (May 7-8, 2010)
  • ICTCM, Chicago IL (March 11-14, 2010)
  • ITC eLearning, Ft Worth TX (Feb 20-23, 2010)
  • AMATYC (Nov 12-15, 2009)
  • NCSPOD (Nov 5-7, 2009)
  • Mathematica User Conference (Oct 22-24, 2009)
  • MichMATYC, Dearborn MI (Oct 9-10, 2009)
  • World Future Conference, Chicago IL (July 16-19, 2009)
  • Online Calculus, MAA PREP (June 2009)
  • Game Design Workshop, Innovations in eLearning, Fairfax, VA (June 3, 2009)
  • Innovations in eLearning, Fairfax, VA (June 3-5, 2009)
  • ICTCM, New Orleans LA (Mar 13-15, 2009)
  • ITC eLearning, Portland OR (Feb 21-24, 2009)
  • MathDL Workshop, Washington DC (2008)
  • Facilitating Change in Undergraduate STEM, Kalamazoo MI (2008)
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