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Awards

Received 2017 Supportive Professional Staff Council Award for Partnership and Collaboration in recognition of demonstrated willingness to partner, cooperate, and collaborate for the betterment of the NIU community.

Finalist for 2016 POD Innovation Award in recognition for implementing creative ideas for educational development by the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education.

Named one of Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers for 2016 by the Center for Digital Education in recognition of leadership in transforming the education landscape through the use of digital tools. Read more »

Received 2016 Supportive Professional Staff Council Award for Excellence in Supervision in recognition of outstanding leadership and ethical practices when supervising professional and student staff.

Received 2016 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Exemplary Course Design in recognition of innovative and engaging online course design and development for NIU ETRA online course, ETT 571 – Instructional Technology Program Development.

Received 2016 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Exemplary Course Design in recognition of innovative and engaging online course design and development for NIU ETRA online course, ETT 511 – Advanced Instructional Media Design.

Inducted into the Zeta Gamma Chapter of the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars, November 20, 2014.

Received 2014 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Exemplary Course Design in recognition of innovative and engaging online course design and development for NIU ETRA online course, ETT 510 – Instructional Media & Technology. ** This course is the first ever such recipient from NIU to receive this prestigious recognition. Read more »

Named inaugural Blackboard MVP (one of only 17 Blackboard faculty support experts chosen worldwide) in recognition of exceptional leadership, knowledge, and ongoing contributions to Blackboard client community, 2013. Read more »

Received 2013 Blackboard Key to the Community Award in recognition of outstanding service in sharing best practices with other institutions using Blackboard. Read more »

Received 2013 Blackboard Staff Development Catalyst Award in recognition of the innovative use of collaborative tools to support and enhance faculty and staff development skills that provide a better organization-wide learning experience. Read more »

Received 2013 Blackboard Teaching and Learning Catalyst Award in recognition of innovative usage of both Blackboard Learn and Blackboard Collaborate platforms as well as a mobile strategy to further instructor efficiency and learner engagement goals. Read more »

Received 2012 Supportive Professional Staff Presidential Award for Excellence from the Supportive Professional Staff Council of Northern Illinois University in recognition of outstanding contributions to NIU and the Supportive Professional Staff. Read more »

Received 2012 Blackboard Catalyst Platinum Award for Community Collaboration in recognition of encouraging collaborating, sharing advice, insight, content and effective best practices outside the institution. Read more »

Received 2011 Certificate of Recognition of Excellence from the Supportive Professional Staff Council of Northern Illinois University in acknowledgement of contributions to NIU and the Supportive Professional Staff.

Received 2011 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Excellence in Online Professional Development in recognition of the use of collaborative tools to support online faculty training and supplement traditional face-to-face training. Read more »

Received the 2008 SLATE Star Award in recognition of outstanding contributions and dedicated service to SLATE – Supporting Learning And Technology in Education, Midwest Blackboard User’s Group. Read more »