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B.A., University of Nebraska-Kearney, 1982
Major: Computer Science, Minor: Business Administration
M.A., History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2001
EDUCAUSE, Boulder, Colorado, 2009-Present
Associate Director, Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development
- Responsible for creating and implementing new approaches to EDUCAUSE education offerings to higher education faculty and IT professionals through new formats and technologies
- Key player in the creation of EDUCAUSE online conferences, including the Annual Conference with over 2,000 online participants
- Designed and conducted online webinars for proposal creation (CFP orientation) and speaker preparation for all EDUCAUSE conferences (8 per year)
- Reviewed all EDUCAUSE Institute program curriculum and guided program faculty in redesign efforts and implementation of assessment strategy
- Drawing upon the community, directed collaborative teams to design and implement program content related to learning technology and higher education IT operations
- Designed new customizable views into all EDUCAUSE professional development offerings (conferences, institute programs, webinars, publications, committee memberships and other volunteer opportunities) to enable members to find opportunities appropriate to their career level and desired investment of time and expense
- Created and implemented new speaker development program to frame presenting at EDUCAUSE conferences as a significant career milestone and improve the quality of conference presentations
- Identified potential partnerships and collaborative opportunities to deliver new programs
Fellow, EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research
- Conducted research and analysis and wrote reports focusing on the use of information technology in higher education, including best practices in pedagogies and the direction of technology
- Lead principal investigator for the annual ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Technology for 2009 and 2010
- Study is used by education leaders and widely cited by scholars and journalists to foster better understanding of the use of technology in education
- Designed and implement online survey instruments, perform in depth quantitative analysis of over 30,000 responses using SPSS
- Delivered presentations at conferences and symposia presenting results and conclusions
Oglala Lakota College, Kyle, South Dakota, 2002-2009
History and Social Sciences Instructor, Department of Humanities
- Developed, taught, and administrated online courses using open-source course management system; incorporated social networking technology including wikis, blogs, and video/picture sharing websites
- Responsible for curriculum development and instruction of history, geography, and political science courses including adjunct instructor selection and assignment
- Taught courses in face-to-face, online, and to multiple locations via PictureTel high-speed video-based conferencing/training system
Chair, Distance Learning and Technology Committee, 2004-2008
- Attended first distance learning certification program for the college in 2002
- Conducted the college’s first entirely online course in 2003
- Developed selection criteria and evaluated distance learning technology
- Used WebCT, Blackboard, and Moodle course management systems for online-only and hybrid classes
- Designed policy and procedures for implementing online courses
- Designed and conducted over 15 courses on multiple technology platforms
- Created standard templates and training material to support instructors in developing online courses
Chair, Faculty Development Committee, 2003-2005
- Wrote and won a $150,000 Faculty Development Grant awarded for 2006-2009 for Oglala Lakota College from the Archibald Bush Foundation
- Responsible for semi-annual financial and progress reports to the foundation
- Designed programs, seminars, and conferences to support faculty improvement across all academic departments
Designer/Developer, Lakota Language Orthography Project.
- Working with the Lakota Studies Department at OLC, developed a downloadable tool to enable users to type diacritical markers and special characters for written Lakota Language
Medicine Journey, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2003-2008
- Medicine Journey is a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to help medicine men travel to where they are needed and to help bring people to Native American reservations for their services. The organization also purchases and protects sacred items that would otherwise be exploited or sold into private or public collections
- Grant-writing support, historian, and academic liaison in our mission to protect sacred artifacts and share native worldviews with non-Indian constituencies
Mari Sandoz Heritage Society, Chadron, Nebraska, 2002-2004
- General management and administration of membership-based historical society
- Developed and managed membership marketing campaigns
- Coordinated fund-raising activities including development of donor solicitation materials
- Designed and maintained organization website including online purchasing and donations
- Budget/financial reporting to board of directors managing over $2 million in endowments
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1999-2001
Teaching Assistant, Department of History
- Instructor support, including lectures, grading, and administration for five courses: U.S. History to 1877, U.S. History since 1877, Latin America History and Culture, Latin American Colonies, Race and Ethnicity in the American West
Nebraska Educational Television, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2000-2001
Project /Research Historian
- Retained to identify, locate, analyze, and document video, audio, and textual primary source materials to be converted for use on NebraskaStudies.edu, an online exhibition of Nebraska History—a collaborative project of Nebraska Educational Television, Nebraska State Historical Society, and Nebraska Department of Education
Sagent Technology, Inc. Mountain View, CA, 1998–2000
Regional Sales Manager
- Opened branch office for venture-funded, pre-IPO data warehousing software company
- Responsible for sales and support for 8 state region
- Generated over $2.5 million in software license, maintenance, and services revenue in 18 months
IHS Group, Inc. Denver, CO, 1993–1998
Director – Information Integration
- Defined, designed, and sold large-scale, complex Internet and CD-ROM based document management products and services, carrying annual quota of $1.0 million
- Identified and coordinated negotiations and executed contracts with potential strategic partners, joint ventures, corporate acquisitions and distribution channels
Director and General Manager – Transportation Information Products
- Responsible for the start-up of a new business unit which grew from zero to thirty employees in under three years with a total capital investment of approximately $4 million
- Managed all departments of the business unit including Sales, Marketing, Product Management, Technical Development, Production Operations, Administration and Operations
- Responsible for electronic publishing processes and technology including SGML, XML, HTML, DTD development, OCR technology and QA processes
- Proposed, planned and implemented the acquisition of a $6 million company
Project Manager – Environmental CD Products
- Managed the production and technical operations for the ongoing development and maintenance of a 1.2 gigabyte CD-ROM database of Environmental and Safety Regulatory Information
- Managed production staff including technical, editorial and data acquisition activities
- Developed quality control procedures netting a 25% improvement in database accuracy
Provista Software International San Jose, CA, 1989-1993
Region Manager, Midwest and Eastern Region - Denver, Colorado
- Key player in the product design and market roll-out of ProShip a multi-platform, distribution and shipping system sold to companies with high volumes of express packages shipments
- Built a network of potential distribution channels into the traffic and transportation industry
- Conducted sales presentations for executive management of Fortune 500 and other large companies
Region Manager, Eastern Region - Boston, Massachusetts
- Opened Boston and New York City offices for INC 500 rated California-based company providing technical consulting and training services in computer database languages (4GLs)
- Generated over $400,000 in revenue in the first year, with seven consultants and over 50 clients
SDS Consulting Boston, MA, 1988-1989
- Launched technical and management consulting practice providing relational database design, business intelligence systems, and software development services on a multitude of computer platforms
- Eight consultants supporting clients such as American International Group (AIG), Harvard University, Marshalls Department Stores, and Williamson Corporation
MediQual Systems, Inc. Westborough, MA, 1987-1988
Director of Product Development
- Managed eight person software development team in the design, development, and testing of a medical procedure performance analysis system currently in use at over 1000 medical institutions
- Analyzed and provided recommendations on various hardware and software environments to support software and data services products being developed
Information Builders, Inc. New York, NY, 1985-1987
Branch Technical Manager -
- Managed pre- and post-sales technical support staff for the multi-platform FOCUS 4GL.
- Performed high level pre-sales technical support on $2 million cooperative marketing relationship with Digital Equipment Corporation
- Demonstrated, benchmarked, installed and supported a lengthy and complex sales cycle
- Received multiple awards for excellence in pre-sales presentation and demonstration techniques
Electronic Data Systems, Inc. Dallas, TX, 1982-1985
Systems Engineer, Garden City,
- Programmer/analyst on a large scale project to develop one of the United States’ first comprehensive on-line banking systems using a relational database
· “Mari Sandoz: Historian of the Plains,” in Women’s Experiences on the North American Plains, edited by Renee Laegreid and Sandra Mathews-Lamb, Texas Tech University Press, 2011.
· The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010, EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research, November 2010.
· Powering Down: Green IT in Higher Education, Futures Chapter, EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research, March 2010
· “The Rise of Western Women to Prominence in the 20th Century,” in The World of the American West, edited by Gordon Morris Bakken, Routledge Press, 2010.
· The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2009, EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research, September 2009.
· Review of American Indian Nations: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow by Horse Capture, Champagne, and Jackson, eds., for Montana The Magazine of Western History, Spring 2009.
· “Give Me Eighty Men” Women and the Myth of the Fetterman Fight, University of Nebraska Press, 2009. Winner of the 2009 Wyoming State Historical Society Non-Fiction Book Award.
· “George Armstrong Custer,” in Icons of the American West, edited by Gordon Morris Bakken, Greenwood Press, 2008.
· Introduction to My Army Life and the Fort Phil. Kearney Massacre with an Account of the Celebration of “Wyoming Opened” by Frances C. Carrington, University of Nebraska Press, 2004.
· “‘Give Me Eighty Men’: Shattering the Myth of the Fetterman Massacre,” Montana The Magazine of Western History, Fall 2004.
· Review of Twenty Thousand Roads: Women, Movement, and the West by Virginia Scharff for Montana The Magazine of Western History, Fall 2003.
· Review of Fanny Dunbar Corbusier: Recollections of Her Army Life, 1869-1908 edited by Patricia Y. Stallard for Montana The Magazine of Western History, Fall 2004.
· Elevate Your Game: How to Create and Deliver a Fantastic Conference Session, 2012 EDUCAUSE Regional Conference season (4 conferences)
· Elevate Your Game: Create a Five-Year Career Plan, 2012 EDUCAUSE Regional Conference season (4 conferences)
· “Who Are Today’s Students? A Closer Look at The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010,” EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Webinar, November, 2010.
· “What Undergraduates Say About Technology: Results from the 2010 ECAR Student Study,” EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, November, 2010.
· “Teaching the American West: The Importance of Region in the US History Survey,” Western History Association Annual Conference, October 2010.
· “The ECAR 2009 Student Study,” EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research Annual Symposium, December 2009.
· “What Undergraduates Say About Technology: Results from the 2009 ECAR Student Study,” EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Denver, CO, November, 2009.
· “Sovereignty and Tribal College Education,” Oglala Lakota College Instructional Affairs Retreat, May, 2006.
· “Indigenous Research and Teaching Frameworks,” Oglala Lakota College Faculty Development Conference, April, 2006
· “Faculty Development and Student Retention at Tribal Colleges,” Oglala Lakota College Faculty Retreat, April 2005
· “’Marking the Vicissitudes of Peril and Pleasure’: The Cooked Books of Army Wives,” Western History Association Annual Conference, October, 2003, Fort Worth, Texas.
· “The Importance of Native American History and a College Education,” Oglala Lakota College Radio Program, March 2003, KILI Radio, Porcupine, South Dakota
· “Absaroka, Home of the Crows,” Race and Ethnicity in the American West, Nov. 2001, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Guest Lecturer, Lincoln, Nebraska
· “A New Look at the Fetterman Massacre,” Lincoln Corral of Westerners, Nov. 2001, Lincoln, Nebraska
· Mari Sandoz: Sioux Historian Ahead of Her Time,” 2001 Western Literature Association Annual Conference, October 2001, Omaha, Nebraska.
· “These Were the Sioux Women: Mari Sandoz’ Respectful Portrayal of Gender Roles,” Mari Sandoz Heritage Society Annual Conference, March 2001, Chadron, Nebraska.
· Featured Speaker - National Focus Users Group (FUSE) Convention 1988, 1991, NorEast FUSE Convention 1987, 1988
· Winner of 2009 Wyoming State Historical Society Award for best non-fiction book
· Selected for 2007 National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Seminar “The American Indian and Ethnohistory”
· Author of winning Archibald Bush Foundation $150,000 Faculty Development Grant awarded for 2006-2009 for Oglala Lakota College
· Instructor of the year finalist, Oglala Lakota College, 2004, 2005
· 2002-2003 Hazel V. Emley Graduate Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
· 2002-2003 Regents Tuition Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Graduate Studies
· 2002-2003 Colonial Dames Fellowship,
· 2002 College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Nebraska
· 2001 Dov Ospovat Award. Presented by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of History for the outstanding graduate student paper in a research seminar.
· 2000-2001 Research Grant-in-Aid, Center for
· 1999-2000 Research Grant-in-Aid, Center for
· Council of Logistics Managers “Roundtable Excellence Award” 1995
· Metatec Corporation “New Product Innovation” recognition 1995
· Information Handling Services “Spot Recognition Award” for Outstanding Project Contributions 1994
· 2004-present, Mari Sandoz Heritage Society, Chadron, Nebraska
Board of Directors, Endowments and Grants Committee
- Board member for non-profit historical society responsible for over $4 million dollars in endowments and operations to support a historical center on the campus of Chadron State College
- Grants and Awards committee 2009-present; responsible for reviewing grant applications and awarding grants according to endowment definitions
- Center Committee – 2004-2008; responsible for developing grant award process and fiduciary oversight of operations of Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center
· 2009, Board of Trustees, Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, Nebraska
Trustee, 3rd District
- Winner in a statewide election. Board has legal, fiduciary, and ethical responsibility for over $6 million annual budget. Resigned due to relocation out of the Nebraska 3rd District.
· Western History Association, 1999-present
· Coordinating Council for Women in History, 2004-present
· Friends of the Intertribal Gathering, Fort Robinson State Park, Nebraska, 2003-4
· Bridges to Buttes Scenic Byway State Committee, 2002-2003