An accomplished business executive and educational professional with 10+ years of experience as a corporate controller and 15+ years as an online adjunct professor teaching courses in informational technology and accounting. Possess extensive experience in course and discussion board facilitation as well as in application of instructional design principles that support cultural and learning style diversity.
Proficiencies and Technical Skills
Education and Certifications
Nova Southeastern University
Certified Computer Technician
Passed all parts on first attempt
State of Michigan
Baker College Online
Entrepreneurial, Management, and Accounting Experience
Marrs and Beyond
Several CPA Firms
ACC100 Fundamentals of Accounting
This course introduces students to the theory and practice of double-entry accounting systems and procedures. Emphasis is placed on recording business transactions, preparing adjusting and closing entries, as well as preparing financial statements. This class is designed for the non-accounting major or for students who desire a solid foundation for future accounting studies.
ACC111 and ACC122 Accounting Principles 1 and II
These are introductory courses in accounting principles and theory with emphasis on the accounting cycle, recording, and valuation of assets and current liabilities, financial reporting and an introduction to accounting systems and controls. Students will also perform financial analysis, which will include assessing a company’s ability to pay off its current liabilities. The courses must be taken in order over two semesters but not consecutively.
Baker College Online
ACC221 and ACC222 Managerial Accounting
These courses emphasize managerial and cost accounting skills. Emphasis is on managerial accounting concepts for external and internal analysis, reporting, and decision-making. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and interpret transactions relating to managerial concepts including product-costing systems. Together, the courses are designed to develop an appreciation for the uses of cost information in the administration and control of business organizations. Emphasis is on how accounting data can be interpreted and used by management in planning and controlling business activities. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and interpret cost information and present this information in a form that is usable by management. The courses must be taken in order over two semesters but not consecutively.
ACC241 Accounting Concepts
Completes the study of financial and managerial accounting fundamentals. Coverage includes a detail review of the accounting cycle, financial statement preparation, statement of cash flows, and detailed coverage of long-term liabilities and equity. Also, managerial topics of standard costing and activity-based costing are covered.
IT245 Website Development
Students will learn how to create and manage web sites, build rich interactive interfaces, incorporate graphics, text, and video, and use Photoshop Smart Objects.
IT250 Enhancing Websites with PHP
This course covers web development using PHP. Students will learn how to display dynamic content using forms. Students will access databases and learn how to display data on a webpage.
ITS4112 Web Programming
This course will introduce industry standard programming languages including PHP and MySQL to develop or manage web applications. Error and exception handling techniques, stored procedures and functions, concurrency issues, etc will be addressed.
IT247 Fundamentals of Web Graphics
Students will learn how to create appropriate web graphics using popular image editing tools. Throughout the course, they will create a collection of custom graphics that will be displayed in an e-portfolio layout. Topics will include resizing, resolution, optimization, digital photo enhancement, custom banner and button creation, and more.
IT373 Introduction to Multimedia Using Adobe Flash
Students will learn how to design Flash projects with sophisticated animation, import video and sound files, and integrate buttons with compelling interactivity using ActionScript 3.0. Powerful features such as the new Motion Editor, inverse kinematics, and support for 3D will make developing your Flash sites fast, easy, and fun.
ITS4110 Digital Audio and Imaging for Multimedia and Web
This course examines the use of audio, video and other digital media as corporate, educational and personal communication. You will configure and apply a number of compression techniques and file formats to different media, and evaluate the effective use of digital media. You will also publish your course project to the Web.
IT310 Data Structures and Algorithms
This course teaches students how to create data structures and algorithms using proper programming techniques. The course uses an object-oriented programming language to apply concepts such as linked lists, recursion, searching and sorting, binary, search, trees, and graphs. The program design process and program implementation involving multiple modules, verification of program correctness and abstract data types are also stressed.
IT490 Multimedia Scripting
Students will learn to use the ActionScript programming language to create powerful, compelling, and highly interactive digital content for the Web. The course focuses on teaching students how to use and write functions, understanding classes, the use of text and arrays, advanced graphics and animation tools, working with multimedia, and adding advanced interactivity. Students will work step-by-step through various scripts to create animation control for real-world interactive website applications.
IT492 Advanced Scripting for Interactivity
Students will use the ActionScript programming language to begin developing scripts used for Flash gaming. The course focuses on using and writing operators, capturing data from text fields, detecting game matches, determining wins, detecting collisions, and creating drop and drag classes. Student will create advanced interactivity by creating a dynamically loaded gallery of all games created during class.
Introduction to Freehand
Imaging for the Web Using Fireworks
Imaging for the Web
End-User Apps, A+, HTML
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