IDCM Innovations, LLC (Dec 97 – Present)
Owner/Consultant: I started freelancing part-time in December 1997 and went full-time in February 2002. During this time, I have performed various tasks for multiple clients. The tasking includes
- Instructional design, process design and improvement
- Technical writing
- Drupal planning (UX and IA), building, testing and training
- Web accessibility training and evaluation
- Technology/business analysis
Sample efforts are as follows.
Encompass, LLC – Consultant (Oct 2019 – Present)
Provide technical consults for the update and remediation of the USAID’s Global Health Learning Center website as well as instructional design reviews for the site course content.
TYTO Learning Solutions – Consultant (Apr 2019 – Aug 2020)
Provided instructional design and development services for TYTO’s Remote Teaching Bootcamp designed for K-12 teachers. Designed, developed, and delivered custom web technology training.
Promet Source – Consultant (May 2017 – Sep 2020)
Provided consulting services in the following disciplines: Web technology testing and user experience assessment (including custom Drupal sites), instructional design and development for web technology systems including Drupal, web accessibility training, and blogging about project planning, Drupal, and web accessibility. Of the nineteen blogs, the following are examples to show range of topics: https://www.prometsource.com/blog/better-instructions-your-drupal-content-types, https://www.prometsource.com/blog/invent-your-own-development-methodology, https://www.prometsource.com/blog/top-12-accessibility-issues, and https://www.prometsource.com/blog/4-key-success-factors-driving-change .
Georgetown University – Consultant (Aug 2016 – Nov 2016)
Input on Non-degree eLearning Instructional Design Certificate program for Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies (SCS).
DZone – Drupal Author (2012 and 2019)
Author of online refcard: Getting Started with Drupal 7 (https://dzone.com/refcardz/getting-started-drupal?chapter=1). “Introduces Drupal 7, including a discussion of Drupal pages, from types to content nodes, and instructions for installation.” – Dzone.
Author of online refcard: Drupal 8 (https://dzone.com/refcardz/drupal-8?chapter=1). “In this Refcard, a Drupal expert demonstrates how developers new to the Drupal 8 platform can get started creating web pages, applications, and more using this open source CMS.”
Author of online refcard: Drupal 9 Essentials (https://dzone.com/refcardz/drupal-9-essentials?chapter=1) “This Refcard introduces the core features and illustrates how a developer can use pre-defined, secure functionality to create complex data collection and delivery solutions.”
The QED Group, LLC – Consultant (Oct 2011 – Feb 2015)
Drupal website planning, development, and management consulting on multiple Drupal projects including the OTI intranet.
Open Source Training – Consultant (2011-2013)
Contributing Author for Drupal 8 Explained. Released March 2017 by OSTraining. And, for Drupal 7 Explained. Release May 2013 by Prentice Hall. “Discover what Drupal does and how it works; then install Drupal 7, master site administration, simplify site creation via workflows, create highly-usable navigation, and much more.” – Prentice Hall.
Drupal Classroom Trainer and Contributing Drupal Blogger
University of Pittsburgh – Consultant (Sep 2006 – Nov 2010)
Provided instructional design consultations to help faculty transition face-to-face courses to distance learning solutions hosted on Blackboard.
Terrwyn Books, LLC (Dec 2011 – Present)
Owner/Author: The Gifted series released 2013 – 2015. “The Gifted, four full-length novels that tell the story of a great power created to help the people of Luxatra fight to stay free and to right a grave injustice. Follow this group of unexpected heroes on an adventure filled with mystery, battles, and magic as they seek to know what only the entities of power understand.” – Terrwyn Books.
Author of Drupal: The Guide to Planning and Building Websites released July 2011. “This guide provides you with a series of analyses and tasks from a Drupal perspective that allows you to start thinking in Drupal and helps you plan each phase of your site’s lifecycle.” – Wiley.
George Mason University (May 00 – Aug 04)
Adjunct Professor – Designed, developed, and delivered courses for the Graduate School of Education. Courses included EDIT705: Instructional Design (Core ID program course) partially @ Distance, EDIT573: Project Management (Advanced, MS Project) @ Distance, EDIT573: Project Management (Basic, Processes), EDIT772: Web-based Instructional Tools (Databases on the Web), EDIT772: Web-based Instructional Tools (Advanced), and EDIT772: Web-based Instructional Tools (Basic).
PEC Solutions (Aug 01 – Jan 02)
Senior Instructional Designer – Designed and developed instructional materials per the request of the Government Client. Performed task coordination, budget management, and scheduling. Prepared instructional design proposals, both task and cost.
George Mason University (Mar 99 – Aug 01)
Sr. Instructional Designer/Technologist and Webmaster – Provided instructional design consultations to help faculty use of technology in their courses. I conducted teaching and technology workshops. Designed, developed, and maintained various Mason web sites. Designed and managed the development of WEMS; an extensive online services and performance management system.
Northern Virginia Community College (Jan 99 – May 00)
Adjunct Faculty – Information Systems Technology Instructor for IST129 and IST226, Web Page Design I and II respectively.
Avalon Integrated Services (Sep 98 – Jan 99)
Information Architect/Web Designer – Provided information architecture and web design consultation.
KC Resources (July 97 – Nov 97)
Operations Manager – Performed instructional design improvement sessions and coordinated the efforts of staff and consultants in the transition (location and system) and upgrade of the business network.
TRW Inc. (Oct 85 – Jun 97)
Senior Analyst / Project Control Manager – Held several positions at TRW for 11 years performing the following types of work: Business/Task and Financial Management, Technical Writing, Instructional Design and Planning; Training and Teaching; Supervision; Process Analysis, Measurement, and Improvement; Meeting Facilitation; Change Management; and Systems and Requirements Analysis, Design, Implementation, and Maintenance. Please contact me for a list of projects.
Banking (Jul 84 – Sep 85)
Branch Manager / Closing Officer – Worked for Landbank Equity and ERNI mortgage just out of college.
Masters of Education, George Mason University, 2000, Instructional Technology
B.S. Business, Virginia Tech, 1984, Majors in Finance and Marketing