Academic Program & Course Design
I lead interdisciplinary teams in higher education to design and develop high-quality learning experiences in face-to-face, hybrid, and online programs and courses.
Graphic Design Program, Trinity Lutheran College.I lead the graphic design program at the college, hiring and supporting faculty, designing and teaching courses, and advising students. I led a major redesign of the graphic design program to clarify program strategy and improve the curriculum. View the program redesign strategy document.
Distributed Learning Programs, Luther Seminary.I led the Learning Design & Technology team as we worked with faculty to design and develop online and hybrid programs and courses in several masters and doctoral programs.
Doctor of Pharmacy Program, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy.I partnered with faculty to design courses as a part of a major program redesign.
Program Enrollment Modeling, Trinity Lutheran College and Luther Seminary.I developed models for anticipating program needs based on enrollment scenarios, which helped us plan staffing, facilities, resources, and purchasing.
Faculty Development Seminars.I have designed and led faculty development training and seminars on learning-centered course design practices and using learning technologies at Trinity Lutheran College, Luther Seminary, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, and The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. View a sample video from a hybrid faculty development seminar that discusses the backward design course design framework in a larger design context.
Program Design Research.In my doctoral research I am studying the intersections of design thinking and academic program design for higher education.
I design and teach courses in design thinking, graphic design, instructional design, photography, and web design.
Trinity Lutheran College, Everett, WA
Capstone,2014, 2015 (Face-to-Face).
Design Thinking,2015 (Face-to-Face).
Digital Design Tools,2014, 2015 (Face-to-Face).
Digital Design Tools 1,2013 (Hybrid).
Digital Design Tools 2,2014 (Hybrid).
Faith & Visual Culture,2014 (Face-to-Face).
Graphic Design,2015, 2016 (Face-to-Face).
Photography & Image Framing,2014 (Face-to-Face), 2015 (Hybrid), 2016 (Hybrid). View the syllabus and a sample lesson. Watch one of the video lectures.
Web Design,2015, 2016 (Face-to-Face).
Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN
Design for Learning in Adult Education,2012, 2013 (Online).
Web Design for Congregations,2011, 2012 (Face-to-Face).
Learning Space Design & Academic Technology
I design classrooms and learning spaces to support active and engaged learning.
Small Lecture Room, Trinity Lutheran College.I co-led a project to update a small lecture room from tablet-arm chairs to a flexible layout using rolling tables.
Seminar Rooms, Trinity Lutheran College.I co-led a project to update two small seminar classrooms to make them more comfortable and user friendly.
Academic Technology Plan, Trinity Lutheran College.I partnered with IT to conduct an academic technology inventory and assessment. From that assessment we developed a strategic budgeting plan for the college.
Active Learning Classroom, Luther Seminary.I led the project to design an active learning classroom. View a project synopsis. Read about the project in Luther Seminary's Story Magazine. View photos of one of the classrooms.
Lecture Hall, Luther Seminary.I co-led a project for a major technology upgrade in a lecture hall, providing multiple presentation screens and confidence monitors. See photos of the lecture hall. View the the Crestron room control button panel interface button panel mock-up I developed for usability testing and communicating ideas with project engineers.
Design Studio, Luther Seminary.I led a project to create a design studio to support teams using design thinking methods. See photos of the studio.
Web Design & Branding
I lead and support web design and branding projects in higher education institutions.
- Graphic Design Program Site, Trinity Lutheran College. I developed new text and video content to update and align the graphic design program site with new initiatives in the academic program. I worked with the communications team to update the code to make the site more mobile friendly.
- MyLutherNet, Luther Seminary. I led the project to redesign the learning management system to improve usability, mobile device support, and alignment to brand standards.
Typography for Online Language Courses, Luther SeminaryIn the online language courses, it was challenging to display ancient Biblical languages on course websites. My team and I developed a method to display Biblical Hebrew and Greek on mobile friendly websites using Unicode fonts and CSS.
Graphic Design Program, Trinity Lutheran College.I implemented college brand standards compliance across teaching and learning materials in the Graphic Design Program. I also supported the communications team in addressing a problem of institutional drift in brand color use and compliance.
Luther Seminary Brand Update.I served on the core team for a major brand update project at Luther Seminary. I supported the development brand strategy, conducted stakeholder research, and implemented brand standards across a variety of websites.