I am currently an administrator (Instructional Designer in Curriculum and Instruction) for Columbia University. In addition to that, I am also the CCO of Joaris Group LLC, which is a design agency based in New York that specializes in various design services (web design, web development, and computer-based art). It is important to note that Joaris Group LLC has also had the pleasure of working with talented freelancers along the way. Because I am the founder of Joaris Group, much of my freelance work and small business endeavors are credited under my company's name. I have a lot of passions and over the course of the past 15 years, I have had the opportunity to work on awesome projects that vary in scope and specialty. As a result, this portfolio will contain several samples that I am proud of but span across different fields. Currently, my primary focus involves adult education and instructional design, but I still work on developing my other talents and I am always on the lookout for projects that are just as rewarding as my day job.
I am a doctoral student and researcher at Columbia University’s Teachers College. My doctoral research is in instructional technology and media, with a focus on faculty development and teacher education. Other themes and topics that appear in my work include learning sciences, learning development and instructional design.
2012 - 2014
Received research day award for Outstanding Graduate Presentation in the Arts for Open [Art] Education.
Received N.Y.S. Teacher Certification (Visual Arts K-12)NAEA Selection for Seattle conference presentation for chapter: "Digital Age for Art: Technology’s Effects on U-curve & Artistic Development".
Received Dean's List 2008 designation: Honor designated to students who maintain a minimum of a 3.65 GPA for a 9-month period while enrolled as a full time student at New York University. Awarded in May 2008, by Dean Matthew Santirocco.
March 2015 - Present
As an administrative officer of Columbia University, duties for my position focus on the following:
September 2014 - March 2015
May 2013 - August 2015
September 2006 - August 2012
Served the role of substitute and full-time teacher in grades K-12; Writing Center Peer Tutor; tutor and educational researcher since 2006.
August 2012-May 2013
Prior to my current position (instructional designer/faculty development specialist), I have been a course developer, mentor, tutor, professional vector illustrator, graphic designer, web designer, development specialist & instructional designer. I am also a NYS certified K-12 art educator and I have taught in Long Island school districts as a per diem, part-time and full-time teacher.
Depending on my administrative and research workload, I can make myself available for freelance/collaborative projects. Please feel free to reach out if you have an inquiry.