||Center for Teaching Excellence
Virginia Commonwealth University
Academic Learning Commons
1000 Floyd Avenue, Suite 4102
Richmond, VA 23284
Joyce joined the Center in 2011 as an instructional designer. Her role is to support faculty as they learn the strategies and perspectives of online teaching. Her BS is in Elementary Education from Central Missouri State University, with a second major in Secondary Mathematics from the University of Nebraska. She earned a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from George Mason University, focusing on the use of computer technology to teach. Her doctorate is from Florida State University in Instructional Systems Design. Her research continues to focus on the changes faculty must make to teach in an online environment. Joyce has been teaching mathematics, media production, project management and instructional design in both K-12 and university classrooms.
Currently, her work at CTE is consulting with faculty who are developing online programs. She helps facilitate the Center’s Blackboard course for faculty, Designing Quality Online Courses and presents strategies for teaching in several on-campus workshops.
- Creating communities of practice
- Teaching with mobile devices
- Using “mind tools” to support teaching and learning
- Information seeking strategies
- Information architecture
- Choosing and developing media for online instruction