"...standing on the shoulders of giants"

Education

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Science in Physics Science Education
Taylor University
Upland, IN
Diploma received Magna Cum Laude
December 2005
Cumulative GPA 3.85

My coursework at Taylor gave me a solid foundation in the liberal arts as well as a complete education in Physics and Math. Content-area courses included Calculus III, Differential Equations, Transitional Mathematics, College Geometry, Linear Algebra, University Physics, Modern Physics, Mathematical Methods in Physics Engineering, Electricity and Magnetism, Waves and Physical Optics, Analytical Mechanics, and Quantum Mechanics.

Graduate

Certificate in Technology Integration
Boise State University
Boise, ID
Expected completion date August 2011

Courses:

EDTECH 502 - The Internet for Educators - Fall 2010
EDTECH 541 - Integrating Technology into the Classroom Curriculum - Spring 2011
EDTECH 542 - Technology-Supported Project-Based Learning - Summer 2011

My coursework through Boise State's online EDTECH program has been enjoyable, challenging, and extremely valuable. In EDTECH 502 I learned a great deal about Web design for educational purposes and got to practice and develop my skills each week. My best project from 502 is a Webquest in which students explore world energy sources, which can be viewed here (also indirectly linked through 502 link at right). In EDTECH 541 I am currently learning further ways to integrate digital technology into the curriculum. The most valuable thing I have taken from 541 so far has been learning about new online resources to improve instruction, in particular Web 2.0 tools. My course assignments and reflections can be viewed through the 541 link at right.

Licensure

State of Indiana - Physics and Math Grades 9-12 - License #952070
State of California - credentials pending