As an administrator, I believe in data-driven collaboration.
I have worked in an administrative capacity in writing programs, writing centers, and digital studios at three institutions. As the Writing & Design Lab Director at Embry-Riddle, I developed a writing lab as part of the university’s Writing Matters QEP. I led an interdisciplinary research team deploying UX methodologies to understand the writing needs of students and faculty at our specialized STEM campus. Currently, I am partnering with business communication, technical writing, and human factors faculty and students to prototype & user-test the interface design for the online writing center.
As a consultant in the Digital English Studio at Penn State, I revised online curriculum for distance education courses following best practices for usability and documentation in instructional design. While at Florida State’s digital studio, I led workshops on design principles, writing for the web, and a range of digital composing tools for students and faculty, and created programming for community-wide multimodal writing initiatives.
Ultimately, as an administrator, I strive to collaborate with local stakeholders to conduct data-driven programmatic assessment and support mentoring across levels. I believe effective administration requires responsiveness to changing contexts and the diverse needs of students, staff, and faculty.