Drexel University

Tzipora's CV

Tzipora Katz, Ph.D.
(609) 605-2845

EDUCATION


Doctor of Philosophy
Capella University, Minneapolis, MN                                          
Concentration: Professional Studies in Education

2010

Master of Education in Instructional Technology
American Intercontinental University, Hoffman Estates, IL

2005

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Communication
American Intercontinental University, Hoffman Estates, IL
Summa Cum Laude graduate

 2004


WORK & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Vice President of Educational Programs                                   Present
Certification-Partners, LLC, Tempe, AZ

  • Responsible for Development of Professional Development for clients and working to develop eLearning curriculum for CIW Academy.
  • Responsible for the creating of an eLearning Platform for various client basis

VP of Educational Design                                                                 2013
World Education University, Rancho Mirage, CA

  • Responsible for All Class Design – reports to the Provost. Responsible for pedagogical decisions of how classes are presented in keeping with current trends in Education 3.0 and Web 2.0 technologies. Oversees the work of the production in implementing proper course design. Works with deans in ensuring university as well as program objectives are being met for all classes.
    Additional responsibilities are to maintain training for course developers and create orientations for developers and new students. Monitors student and faculty concerns and develops a database for an ongoing FAQ to make as much of the process self-paced and directed.


Online Faculty Manager                                                        2008 - 2013
Strayer University, Herndon, VA

  • Interim Director Faculty Evaluation – reports to Vice Provost Faculty Affairs. The position entails managing the evaluation process for both campus based and online classes, totaling over 5000. In this position, I helped to develop the “scorecard” used to measure faculty efficacy using both quantitative and qualitative measurements. I developed the training program for our campus evaluation team based on IBSTPI (International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction) standards. Created strong relationships with academic leadership to take the evaluation process to a formative partnership to help improve faculty performance. The position involved scheduling campus visitations, weekly reports to the Vice Provost on evaluation progress and faculty scores, training leadership on preparing faculty for evaluations, managing the two evaluation teams, and preparing to move campus based evaluations to a digital format. A flexible team of no less than eight people reported directly to me.
  • Online Faculty Manager – Manage the online faculty (adjunct and full time) for the West Region. There are approximately 275 faculty members who reported to me as their direct supervisor. The position entails monitoring online class shells to ensure faculty were in compliance with University policies. Coaching and mentoring new faculty to acclimate them to the online modality. In this role I have developed most of the training and support materials for faculty ranging from how to use Blackboard, to classroom management, using Open Educational Resources, and access Microsoft Office to streamline tasks. Reports to the Associate Provost Faculty Affairs.
  • Education Classes including Education and the Law, Educational Assessment, Theories of Teaching and Learning, Diversity in Adult Education, Educational Assessment, Theory and Practice of eLearning, Directed Research Project (Master’s Thesis class).  I continue to help develop and enhance our EDU classes with incorporating more technology into both the curriculum and delivery methods.
  • Computer Information Systems Classes including Web Page Development (the entire track), Introduction to Information Technology, Computer Ethics, System Modeling Theory, Relational Database Management, Computer Programming Design, Introduction to Networking, Systems Modeling Theory, Senior Seminar, IT Project Management, Directed Research Project (Master’s Thesis class). Served as a Course Lead for Introduction to Computer Science and mentored over 100 faculty members per quarter.
  • Security Classes including Information Warfare and Homeland Security.
  • Additional Work and Contributions:
    • Developed courses: CIS 273 – Web Development and Design, CIS 309 – Web Server Administration, CIS 340 – Web Design I, CIS 440 – Web Design II, CIS 309 – Web Server Administration, EDU 532 Instructional Supervision, EDU 522 - Theory and Practice of e-learning Objectives, EDU 565 – Training Strategies and Assessment and BUS 510 – Grant Management and Proposal Writing.
    • Chaired School of Education Assessment Committee 2010 – 2012
      Helped to write the Executive Summary report to Middle States to remain in compliance. I also assisted in writing our TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council) application.
    • Helped to develop training for new faculty (New Faculty Orientation)
      Developed videos, job aids, and mentor new faculty every quarter.
    • Member of Academic Integrity Committee
    • Created “Project Green Room” a bridge for new faculty as they begin teaching online classes.

Adjunct Assistant Professor                                                   2005 -2013
Goodwin College of Professional Studies, CCI Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

  • Web Development I - The course begins with an overview of the history of the Internet. We examine how the Internet has changed modern society. Using HTML5 and CSS3, students acquire the skills needed to develop, design and create web pages. This course develops functional knowledge of microcomputer use beyond computer literacy, and examines fundamental networking concepts like TCP/IP, HTTP, FTP, SMTP, IMAP, etc.  
  • Web Development II – This class will focus on building an understanding of JavaScript Basic programming concepts are covered, including data representation, functions, control structures, and arrays. This is followed by detailed discussions of object-oriented programming and design issues. The bulk of the remaining material covers error handling, security, the document object model, and dynamic HTML.
  • Web Development III – Students will acquire skills to develop, design and produce Web pages using Dreamweaver  . Using the software, students will construct a multimedia website, incorporating interactivity, and sounds.
  • Web IV – The final course in the series adds database connectivity using ASP technology.
  • INFO 552 - An introduction to creating websites that incorporates participatory and interactive web services to support users in information organizations.
  • Senior Seminar – The capstone class for undergraduates in the Computer Technology Track.
  • Developed all the courses for Web Development for Computer Technology Majors, the Sports Management Program, and online courses (Drexel eLearning).
  • Developed curriculum for Creative Studies in the World Wide Web, and its online counterpart
  • Developed Web Development Professional Certificate Program – Goodwin College Professional Studies
  • Work as a mentor for new adjunct faculty at Goodwin College and have helped to establish better assessment methodologies for all computer classes both on campus and on ground


Adjunct Instructor                                                              
2006-2008
Gloucester Community College, Sewell, NJ

  • Dreamweaver – This course presents the techniques and methods that lead developers from conception through design, development, installation, and support of a business Web site using Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and DHTML. Students develop interactive business Web sites that incorporate graphics, multimedia, animation, and style sheets.
  • Web Programming - This course presents the fundamentals of creating real-world Web applications using JavaScript. The course provides hands-on experience in the detailed coverage of foundation concepts of programming, such as objects, properties, events, expressions, arrays, loops, and conditional statements.
  • E-Commerce – This course presents the latest technologies used in the development of e-commerce Web sites. Students receive hands-on experience creating interactive database-driven Web sites with e-commerce components such as catalogs, shopping carts, and check-out capability.
  • Database Applications Development - This course presents the features and concepts of dynamic Web sites which are driven by a relational database management system. Students will also acquire the skills and techniques needed to build and deploy dynamic Web applications that interact with a powerful database.

Adjunct Instructor                                                                   2006-2009
Philadelphia Art Institute, Philadelphia, PA

  • Computer Science Introduction – This course introduces the theories and applications of both the IBM and Macintosh computers. Topics include word processing, spreadsheets, databases, power point, and computer graphics, file preparation for high-end output, file management, basic data storage and retrieval and the Internet.

Director of Faculty Development & Staff Training                      2008  

  • Worked with faculty on developing classroom management and presentation skills. Created a new system for monitoring classes and performing assessments. Maintained records for Middle States Accrediting Agency. Held regular roundtable discussions with faculty to address time sensitive concerns. Observed classes and developed additional training materials to improve classroom delivery skills. Developed training materials for staff and faculty use in Microsoft Office applications.

Adjunct Instructor                                                                    Fall 2005
Mercer County Community College, NJ

  • Web Site Design and Construction - This is an introductory class to understanding, developing and implementing a Web Site using Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004, for Design students.

Publications

  • Katz, T. (2011). Best Practices in Online Teaching. Forum, 6, 2. (Strayer University)
  • Katz, T. (2010). Adult Online Learning. Saarbrucken: VDM.

TRAINING EXPERIENCE

Freelance Web Consulting & Corporate Trainer                   1998-2008

  • I worked with a variety of clients on developing their websites and print media.
  • Develop training materials and deliver classes for customized classes.
  • Taught a variety of software and soft skills classes for Fortune 500 and 100 companies.

Technical Trainer                                                         2000-March 2006
Online Consulting, Inc., Wilmington, DE

  • Teach over 60 different classes encompassing basic software application to Web design and graphics to soft skills.
  • Featured instructor on the Train the Trainer CD set.
  • Developed e-Learning training materials used for Train the e-Trainer and Microsoft Office Applications.

Instructor/Training, Quality & Development Manager         1998-2000  
ExecuTrain of Philadelphia, West Conshohocken, PA

  • Developed career paths of the Training Department including hiring, managing and providing continuing education training for 15 people.
  • Trained sales staff to understand the product line, with specialized skills in teaching Microsoft Access and Web Design. 
  • Designed and taught classes for both open public and Fortune 500 private classes through advanced levels (see Software Skills section), and developed several one week Boot Camps.

Professional Memberships

  • Treasurer for John Dewey High School Alumni Association
  • Secretary/Treasurer for the Students in Action: Education Soweto
  • Advisory Board for San Diego Tech University
  • International Society for Technology in Education
  • National Association of Photoshop Users

 

Certifications and Honors

  • 2012 Donald R. Stoddard Faculty Award of Excellence – Strayer University
  • 2008 Samuel Mercer, Jr. Teaching Award - Drexel University
  • Master CIW Site Designer
  • CTT+
  • iNet+
  • Attended Elliot Masie Distance Learning Seminar 2001
  • Ranked in the top seven instructors for Executrain North America nationally for one year and in the top 70 instructors for two years.
  • Instructor of the Year - Executrain of Philadelphia, 1999.

Courseware Developed

  • Redeveloped the Train the Trainer Manual for Online Consulting.
  • Created Train e-Trainer distance training courseware.
  • Assisted in Dreamweaver 4 courseware development
  • Co-Authored Help Desk Analyst courseware
  • Developed browser comparison classes for Internet Explorer and Netscape users for University of Pennsylvania

Software Skills

  • Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) Fundamentals
  • Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) Site Design
  • Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) E-Commerce
  • Certified Instructor (CIW)
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Adobe Captivate
  • Articulate Engage & Storyline
  • Microsoft Office – Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook (All levels)
  • Microsoft FrontPage/Web Expression

OTHER WORK HISTORY
Account Manager                                          January 1998 – August 1998
MicroCenter, St. Davids, PA

  • Developed leads and maintained accounts of small to mid-sized businesses in the Philadelphia area. 
  • Met and doubled sales goals in first quarter. 
  • Served in a primary function as a consultant for hardware and software needs as well as networking recommendations.
  • Received certifications for 3Com, Compaq, HP and IBM  for selling OEM equipment and performing onsite analysis and recommendations.
  • Assisted in training new sales representatives and account managers

Sales Team Coordinator                                                       1995 – 1997
Mediapath Technologies, Mount Laurel, NJ

  • Worked along with new business developer to devise a sales strategy aimed at I.S. Managers looking for simple management solution for shared resources on their networks. 
  • Helped to differentiate between needs of small LANs vs. enterprise environments. 
  • Developed databases for tracking successes and assisted in the development of inside sales presentations. 

Free-Lance Folk Musician                                                         1982-1992
Storyteller and Lecturer (Nationwide)   

  • Played music in major folk music venues nationally and in Canada.
  • Performed storytelling at festivals and in schools, churches and synagogues.
  • Offered lectures nationally on many topics including: Women’s Self-Esteem, Storytelling, and Parenting.
  • Handled the booking of the events, designed promotional materials and developed a database to track schedules and earnings.

References available upon request.