My professional background revolves around both Video Production and Academics. As the Instructional Technologist for Florida International University, I am responsible for the planning effective implementation of technology tools to enhance the learning experience of undergraduate students as it directly relates to academic advising, student progress and development. In addition, I teach “Multimedia Production” for the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and “First-Year Experience” for Undergraduate Education.
Prior to that, I worked at Miami Dade College for over ten years as an instructor of television production. Some of the classes I’ve taught included “Radio & Television Announcing,” “Broadcast News,” “Writing for Electronic Media,” “Television Studio Production,” and “Electronic Field Production.” I also served as the Production Supervisor for MDC-TV (the college’s television network), as well as the Internship Coordinator for the television program.
I was involved with the network launch of PAX-TV in 1998. As a Network Writer/Producer, I wrote and produced commercials for “Touched by An Angel,” “Diagnosis Murder,” and “Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman.”
This amazing career began with Continental Cablevision. As a Regional Production Manager, I produced videos that promoted the cable company. I also served as on-air talent for local high school sports broadcasts.
I hold a M.A. in Educational Technology from Florida Gulf Coast University, a B.S.in Business Administration from the University of Florida, and a B.A. in Communication from Florida Atlantic University.
As a University of Florida season ticket holder, I have not missed a home game since 1996, and totally bleed orange and blue.
I love music (Steely Dan and Britney Spears are my favorites) and read comic books on a regular basis (Batman and the Batman family).