As the Associate Provost for Digital Learning at Middlebury College, I provide strategic vision and leadership to position Middlebury as a leading innovator in creating and sustaining a global learning community through the effective use of digital pedagogies and technologies. Working closely with the provost, other associate provosts, and the deans/VPAAs who oversee Middlebury programs, I identify and pursue opportunities for Middlebury to create online and hybrid/blended courses and programs that meet the highest standards of academic integrity and pedagogical innovation; enable Middlebury to leverage its intellectual and pedagogical resources, within and across locations of the institution; connect diverse Middlebury programs with each other; and enrich the experience of current and potential Middlebury learners, from undergraduates and graduate students earning Middlebury degrees to a global community of alumni and professionals.
Prior to this, I was the senior director for inspiration and outreach in the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning (VPOL) at Stanford University. I oversaw online and blended course design and teaching initiatives and conducts research to inform effective practices across the University and was a strong advocate and resource within the VPOL for evidence-based instructional improvement, strategy, and planning. Before Stanford, I was the director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Texas Wesleyan University where my team implemented nationally-recognized faculty development programs for online learning and learning space redesign. Through my graduate studies in social sciences and more than 10 years working in faculty development, I have been an advocate for learners and teachers across a variety of educational institutions, from community-based service organizations to large public broad-access universities.
I received my doctorate in Family Studies from Texas Woman’s University in 2008. I am a member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), The Sloan Consortium, Educause Learning Initiative, and the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network. I frequently present at universities and conferences, sharing my passion for topics like open learning, online learning, and faculty development.