Ed.D., Educational Technology, Pepperdine University, 2003
M.A., Precolumbian Art History, UCLA, 1983
B.A., Spanish Linguistics, U.C. Irvine, 1978
B.A., Art History, U.C., Irvine, 1978
Online pedagogy; Student success; Adult learning; Instructional design; Teacher professional development; Language teaching and technology; The role of technology in changing management and leadership practices.
This I believe: time here is too short to waste any of it in endeavors that don't contribute to and challenge me in building and strengthening my own capacities, and fully employing those capacities to the advancement and growth of the people and organizations with whom I work and interact on both personal and professional levels.
So I am very excited to be involved in developing and teaching courses for Saddleback’s Online Educators Program, to exchange the knowledge and experience I have gained with and through students and colleagues over the life of my career. I always look forward to learning new things from my students and sharing that new knowledge in exchanges with colleagues and others to build all our mutual capacities.
I began my career at U.C. Irvine where I was Director of the Humanities Instructional Resource Center from 1984 through 1999. I left UCI to pursue doctoral studies (Ed.D. in Educational Technology, Pepperdine University, 2003) and independent consulting. I have worked with dozens of colleges and universities, schools and school districts, and government agencies in faculty training in technology integration, curriculum design and course redesign. I have also worked with several educational publishing companies (Houghton Mifflin, Cengage and currently, John Wiley & Sons).
I have been active in a variety regional, national and international organizations throughout my career including serving as President of the International Association for Language Learning and Technology (IALLT). My most recent publication (Task-Based III: Expanding the Range of Tasks with Online Resources) is an edited volume of innovative, web-involved task-based activities and lesson plans from contributors around the globe.
I was born and raised here in Orange County and enjoy the many activities that our climate and area afford: hiking, water skiing, snow skiing, biking, kayaking, gardening, and traveling. I also serve as a merit badge counselor for the area and Eagle Scout counselor for Boy Scout Troop 33.