List of Past Presentations

With a decade’s worth of experience presenting, I’ve been able to refine and polish my work to a point that exceeds the standard, boring professional development you’ve seen in the past. My goal is not to teach technical skills. It’s to teach new ways of thinking.

I’d love to see your school, business or organization on this list! Let’s talk.

Featured Presenter: Annual Faculty Symposium, Meredith College; Raleigh, NC (May 2017)

  • Design a Presentation Your Brain Will Love: Duke Global Challenge, Duke University; Durham, NC (Feb 2017)
  • Why Ed Tech Works (and why it doesn’t): UNC Asheville; Asheville, NC (Nov 2016)
  • Designing Effective Presentations: Phi Kappa Phi, Elon University; Elon, NC (Oct 2016)
  • Why Ed Tech Works (and why it doesn’t): Duke CIT Showcase, Duke University; Durham, NC (Oct 2016)
  • Design a Presentation Your Brain Will Love: UNC CAUSE; Winston-Salem, NC (Oct 2016)

Connected@Elon – Featured Presenter: Welcome Weekend, Elon University; Elon, NC (Aug 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) View the video.

  • Elon Kickbox – A Personal Innovation Kit for Student Makers: 2016 Teaching & Learning Conference, Elon University; Elon, NC (Aug 2016)
  • Becoming a SAMR-ai: 2016 Teaching & Learning Conference, Elon University; Elon, NC (Aug 2016)
  • Why Ed Tech Works (and why it doesn’t): FreeLearning Conference, Appalachian State University; Boone, NC (Jul 2016)

Best Practices – Making Makerspaces: The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s Higher Ed Maker Symposium, National Week of Making; Washington, D.C. (Jun 2016)

  • Wake and Make – Building a Makerspace in a Residence Hall: New Media Consortium (NMC) Summer Conference; Rochester, NY (Jun 2016)
  • Designing Effective Presentations: Duke CIT Showcase, Duke University; Durham, NC (Oct 2015)
  • Publishing Books with Classes: Engaged Learning with Concrete Deliverables: 2015 Teaching & Learning Conference, Elon University; Elon, NC (Aug 2015)
  • Fun and Games – The Basics of Gamification: 2015 Teaching & Learning Conference, Elon University; Elon, NC (Aug 2015)
  • Writing with Thumbs (panel): 2015 Teaching & Learning Conference, Elon University; Elon, NC (Aug 2015)
  • Making a Makerspace: FreeLearning Conference, Appalachian State University; Boone, NC (Jul 2015)
  • The Basics of Flipped Instruction: Rockingham Community College, Wentworth, NC (May 2015)
  • Helping Students Design Effective Presentations (workshop): 2014 Teaching & Learning Conference, Elon University; Elon, NC (Aug 2014)
  • The ‘F’ Word: What Flipping Actually Means: FreeLearning Conference, App State; Boone, NC (Jul 2014)
  • The ‘F’ Word: How Flipping Really Works — Workshop Facilitator: Teaching and Learning Conference, Elon University; Elon, NC (Aug 2013)
  • Teachnology — Keynote Speaker: Faculty Summer Inst, Governors State University; University Park, IL (Jun 2013)
  • Online Living & Learning — Featured Presenter: Campus Kick-Off, Kent State University Tuscarawas; New Philadelphia, OH (Aug 2012)
  • Online Living & Networking — Featured Presenter: Cleveland Hillel Foundation; Cleveland, OH (Jul 2012)
  • Online Living & Learning — Featured Presenter: Destination Kent State (freshman intake program, 25 sessions); Kent, OH (May, Jun, Jul 2012)
  • Technology is Awesome (And No One Cares) — Keynote Speaker: Kent State University Department of Residence Services, Kent State University; Kent, OH (Apr 2012)
  • Leveraging Lecture (Effective Slideware Design) — Workshop Facilitator: Kent State University Faculty Professional Development Center, Kent State University; Kent, OH (Apr, May 2012)
  • Online Living & Learning, Tech That Will Revolutionize Education — Featured Conference Presenter: Ohio Middle Level Association 2012 State Conference; Columbus, OH (Feb 2012)
  • Social Media: The Ways We Connect Today — Event Speaker: Cleveland Institute of Art; Cleveland, OH (Feb 2012)
  • Using Technology to Reach Students — Workshop Facilitator: Kent Academic Support & Advising Association; Kent, OH (Jan 2012)
  • Participating Isn’t Leading — Keynote Speaker: Jobs for Ohio Graduates Leadership Development Conference; Akron, OH (Nov 2011)
  • Ed Tech Potential — Featured Presenter: Amherst Public Library Staff Retreat; Amherst, OH (Oct 2011)
  • I Share Therefore I Am — Presenter: Kent State University Student Success Series, Kent State University; Kent, OH (Sep 2011)
  • Online Living — Presenter: Kent State University Department of Residence Services, Kent State University; Kent, OH (Sep 2011)
  • The Benefits of Social Media — Presenter: Kent State University Admissions Office, Kent State University; Kent, OH (Sep 2011)
  • Online Living & Learning, The Best Worst Decisions — Featured Presenter: Campus Kick-Off, Kent State University Trumbull; Warren, OH (Aug 2011)
  • The Best Worst Decisions — Featured Presenter: Welcome Weekend, Kent State University; Kent, OH (Aug 2011)
  • Online Living & Learning, Ed Tech Potential — Featured Presenter: Dublin City Schools, Middle School Teacher Retreat; Dublin, OH (Aug 2011)
  • Ed Tech Potential — Conference Presenter: Creativity and Technology Integration in Innovative Education conference, Central Catholic High School; Toledo, OH (Jun 2011)
  • Online Living & Learning — Featured Presenter: Destination Kent State (freshman intake program, 25 sessions); Kent, OH (Jun, Jul 2011)
  • Social Media: The Ways We Connect Today — Keynote Speaker: Law Student Speed Networking (Cleveland Hillel Foundation); Cleveland, OH (Mar 2011)
  • Online Living & Learning — Presenter: Central Catholic High School; Toledo, OH (Nov 2010)
  • Ed Tech Potential — Presenter: Central Catholic High School; Toledo, OH (Nov 2010)
  • Online Living — Presenter: National Distance Learning Week (Cuyahoga Community College District); Cleveland, OH; Parma, OH; Highland Hills, OH (Nov 2010)
  • How Facebook Changed Our Lives — Presenter: Student Success Series (Kent State University); Kent, OH (Nov 2010)
  • I Share, Therefore I Am — Presenter: Student Success Series (Kent State University); Kent, OH (Nov 2010)
  • Online Living & Learning — Presenter: Case Western Reserve University; Cleveland, OH (Oct 2010)
  • Participating Isn’t Leading — Keynote Speaker: Kent State University Fall Leadership Conference; Kent, OH (Sep 2010)
  • Online Living — Presenter: Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy; Rootstown, OH (Sep 2010)
  • The Best Worst Decisions — Presenter: Kent State University; Kent, OH (Aug 2010)
  • Online Living & Learning — Presenter: Kent State University (Trumbull Campus); Warren, OH (Aug 2010)
  • Online Living & Networking — Presenter: Cleveland Hillel Foundation; Cleveland, OH (Aug 2010)
  • Online Living & Learning — Featured Presenter: Destination Kent State (freshman intake program, 25 sessions); Kent, OH (Jun, Jul 2010)
  • Participating Isn’t Leading: Facebook, Twitter and the Rise of Tribes — Presenter: On Course National Conference; Raleigh, NC (Apr 2010)
  • Rethinking Creativity — Presenter: On Course National Conference; Raleigh, NC (Apr 2009)
  • Electronic Communication — Presenter: Kent State Student Success Leader Saturday training sessions; Kent, OH (Feb 2006, Mar 2007, and Mar 2008)
  • Students Teaching Students: The Power of Peer Instructors and Mentors — Concurrent Session Co-presenter: On Course National Conference; St. Louis, MO (Mar 2006)
  • Pop Culture in the Classroom — Presenter: On Course National Conference; St. Louis, MO (Mar 2006) and Houghton Mifflin College Survival Conference, Cincinnati, OH (Jun 2006)