Author, Teacher, Designer, Photographer...
I teach web development, computer information systems, and instructional technology courses at William Rainey Harper College in Illinois.
Experience in Industry
In addition to being a Professor at Harper College, I have over 25 years of information technology experience with a variety of platforms and software development languages. I began working with the Web in 1996. I've also taught information management and database courses at the graduate level.
I've made an effort to be an innovative instructor and was awarded the Harper College 2002-2003 Glenn A. Reich Memorial Award for Instructional Technology in recognition of her efforts. In 2006, I received the 2006 Blackboard Greenhouse Exemplary Online Course Award for use of Internet technology in the academic environment. The Instructional Technology Council (ITC) chose me as the recipient of their 2008 Outstanding e-Learning Faculty Award for Excellence.
My popular web development textbook, Web Development & Design Foundations with HTML5 is in its 7th edition. Acclaimed features of this successful textbook, such as Hands-On Practice activities and a case study, have been integrated into my new Basics of Web Design: HTML5 & CSS3 textbook, which is in its 2nd edition.
Although my photographs have appeared in my web development textbooks for years, I began to explore the world of fine-art photography in 2013 — taking lots of photos and also attending a photography workshop offered by the Sedona Arts Center.
The recently published Capture Door County: The Best of Door County in Photography book included three of my photographs.
Prints of my photographs are available at Fine Art America.
My academic credentials include a Doctor of Education degree, a Master of Science in Information Systems degree, and a Master Online Teacher Certificate. I have also earned a number of industry certifications.