Amy is the Manager of Instructional Design for the School of Life Sciences (SoLS). Her responsibilities include managing the TeachTech Lab, a "makerspace" for faculty and instructors to learn, share and collaborate with innovative technologies for their face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online classes. Amy develops training and workshops, and helps faculty integrate “best practices” for implementing active learning in their courses. She is currently teaching EDT180 for Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.
Most recently Amy has been involved with the use of virtual reality for online lab classes, and developing the new online biology degree. Amy’s graduate work included studies in elearning, adult learning and faculty development in higher education. Her thesis focused on specialized training to prepare adjunct college professors to be effective in their classrooms.
Amy has presented at various conferences, including Educause, The Teaching Professor, and the Online Learning Consortium. She is on the Executive Board for the Emerging Learning Design community and conference.
Amy’s past work experiences includes being an Instructional Liaison at Thunderbird School of Global Management in their distance learning programs, teaching at the Art Center College of Design in Tucson Arizona, and developing advertising campaigns for various national outdoor companies including Pentax Cameras.
Personally, Amy loves to travel, meet people from different cultures, read great books, and visit art museums, libraries and historical places. She also has a passion for Peruvian food.
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