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Amber D. Marcu
Works at Lincoln College, Illinois
Attended Virginia Tech
Lives in Peoria, IL
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Occupation
Helping Healthcare & Higher Education
Employment
  • Lincoln College, Illinois
    Director of Faculty Development, 2013 - present
    As the Director of Faculty Development within the Center of Adult Learning, I expand the services provided to faculty who teach in the Accelerated Bridge to Education (ABE) by strengthening teaching and their students’ learning through the development of active learning workshops, seminars, and professional development opportunities. I also occasionally teach: - Management Information Systems - Business Applications - Web Page Development - Technical and/or Professional Writing.
  • Methodist College of Nursing
    Adjunct Faculty, 2011 - present
    I teach an introductory healthcare informatics course to "traditional" and "non-traditional" undergraduates.
  • rSmart
    Academic Technology Consultant, 2012 - 2013
    Working directly with clients to ensure the smooth implementation and the long-term success of open-source solutions. Performing consultative and business analyst functions. Working with colleagues, project managers, programming and technical staff and the open source community, to execute a series of onsite and remote engagements that result in the successful deployment of open-source solutions as an enterprise system. Providing consultation and configuration recommendations prior to and during implementations. Preparing and conducting hands-on systems training for each client’s implementation team. Providing ongoing consultation regarding system administration, policy, and procedural matters. Providing expert advice regarding add-on service opportunities. Providing support to the sales team in the way of demos and answering RFPs.
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Online Learning & Collaboration Services Manager; Training and Documentation, 2008 - 2010
    Addressed the needs of 6000+ faculty, staff, and graduate assistants at a Research One institution. During my time, I supervised 3 staff members and increased participant attendance by more than 60%.
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Workshop Instructor, 2007 - 2010
    Taught more than 650 technology and pedagogy workshops to over 6,000 faculty, staff, and graduate teaching assistants at a Research One institution. I developed more than 15 blended-learning courses in Blackboard and Scholar (Sakai) and was responsible for facilitating eight 3-day FDI Track C: Using the Web (Blackboard/Sakai) for Instruction. Workshops conducted include: Scholar (Sakai) / Blackboard; Technology Planning and Evaluation; GTA Seminar; Blended Instruction; Teaching with Technology; Emerging Web 2.0 Technologies; Collaborative (Web 2.0) Technologies; Creating a Community of Practice; Building a Digital Community of Practice; Google and Yahoo! Tools; Blogs in Higher Education; Second Life Orientation & Pedagogy; Collective Intelligence; Universal Design and Accessibility; Web Standards; Effective Web Design; Advanced Web Design Topics; Dreamweaver 8; Train-the-Trainer; and consultations on custom projects.
  • Migrant Clinicians Network
    Distance and Online Education Consultant, 2004 - 2006
    Implemented Chickering and Gamson’s “Seven Principles for Good Practice in Education” within online learning modules for on-going health practices education and assessed, designed, developed, and implemented online training for the MCN Health Network online learning modules accessible world-wide.
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Currently
Peoria, IL
Previously
Blacksburg, VA - Burghausen, Germany - Chico, CA
Story
Tagline
A woman made of grit, gear, and guts.
Introduction
"Non scholae sed vitae discimus"  ("We learn not for school but for life")  -Seneca

I'm on LinkedIn & Twitter |  Text "AmsDiane" to 50500 for my vCard
Bragging rights
Ph.D., M.S., B.A., 2 Certificates; 1st in Age Group in 2012 Paul Bunyan Olympic Triathlon; 3rd in Age Group in 2011 Greater Peoria Half-Marathon; I've been told I'm a "ray of sunshine!" (LOL!)
Education
  • Virginia Tech
    Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (Instructional Design and Technology), 2006 - 2013
    Dissertation Topic: “Relationship of Self-Efficacy to the Stages of Concern in the Adoption of an Innovation in Higher Education.” Three-year post-graduate degree from an accredited research university. Advisor: Dr. Katherine Cennamo.
  • California State University, Chico
    M.S. in Instructional Technology, 2003 - 2009
    Project: “Design and Evaluation of An Interactive Instructional Support Tool for Teaching the Mager/Pipe Performance Analysis Model.” Two-year post-baccalaureate degree from an accredited university. Advisor: Dr. Thomas Welsh.
  • California State University, Chico
    B.A. in English, 1996 - 2003
    Areas of Concentration: Middle English, German, & British Literature. Four-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited university. Advisor: Mary Ann Latimer.
  • California State University, Chico
    Certificate in Technical Writing, 1996 - 2002
    Area of Concentration: Computer Science Two-year certificate degree from an accredited university. Advisor: Mary Ann Latimer.
  • Butte College
    1994 - 1997
    Summer classes and Intersession in-between attending CSU, Chico.
  • Pleasant Valley High School
    Advanced Placement / International Bacclaureate, 1995
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Gender
Female
Other names
Amber Diane Gustafson, Amber D. Evans, Amber D. Evans-Marcu