Education & Experience


  1. Cisco Networking Academy, Certified Cisco Network Instructor (2015-2016)
  2. Doctoral Candidate, Higher Education Leadership (2003-2008)
    Western Michigan University
    Kalamazoo, MI
  3. Master of Science, Computer Information Systems (2001)
    Grand Valley State University
    Allendale, MI
    Emphasis in Distributed Computing and Software Engineering
  4. Bachelor of Science, Journalism (1997)
    Grand Valley State University 
    Allendale, MI
    Minor in Public Relations and Advertising

Professional Experience

  • Professor, Computer Information Systems
    Grand Rapids Community College
    Grand Rapids, MI
    1999 – Present Courses Developed and/or Teach

    • Certified Cisco Networking Instructor: Completed CCNA 4 Connecting Networks Summer 2016, completed CCNA 3 Scaling Networks Summer 2016, CCNA 2 Routing Summer 2015, and CCNA 1 Intro to Networks Summer 2015.
    • Programming Courses: Intro to C# Programming, Intro to Programming with Python and Java, C++ Programming, Advanced OO Programming.
    • Networking Courses: Network +, Linux I, Linux II, Windows Server Admin I,Windows Server Admin II, CCNA I, CCNA II.
    • Certified Online Professor and teach both face to face and online.
  • Microcomputer/Network Support Technician I and Technician II at GRCC
    1998 – 1999

    • Novell administration for NetWare
    • Internet related activities including installation and support of Internet connectivity and TCP-IP services such as Telnet and FTP
    • C/C++ programming knowledge
    • Diagnosis of networking problems, troubleshoot hardware and software issues
    • Install, upgrade, and configure microcomputer and laptop hardware and software
    • Repair hardware and peripherals
    • Troubleshoot network problems at both PC and network level
    • Network administrative modifications
    • Customer support and technical assistance
  • Network Administrator
    Principal Financial Group
    Grand Rapids, MI
    1996 – 1998

    • Computer software applications training
    • Maintain and administer Novell network, v. 3.11 and 4.x
    • Install, upgrade, and configure hardware and software

Achievements and Activities

  1. Certified Cisco Network Instructor
  2. Armen Innovation Grant Winner – Winter 2017
  3. Armen Award Winner 2016 (1st place) – Service Learning Project Video 2016
  4. Armen Award Winner 2015 (3rd place) –  Service Learning Project Video 2015
  5. NISOD Teaching Excellence Award
  6. Faculty Council Officer
  7. Faculty Council Representative
  8. Microsoft .NET Training
  9. Young Women in High Demand Careers presenter
  10. VLC Online Course Instruction certificate
  11. Women’s History Month membership
  12. Virtual Learning College Scholarship recipient
  13. Certified Novell Administrator (CNA)

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