• Service and Leadership

    Colorado Department of Education Gifted Education Endorsement, (2016 – 2018), Led Colorado Department of Education (CDE) Endorsement approval for Gifted Education Core, Gifted Education Specialist, and Gifted Education Director coursework and program development within the Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver.


    Teaching Evaluation Project, (2015 - present), Led college-wide analysis of teaching practices, examination of university practices and expectations, and developed new, integrated model for adoption, model adopted May 2017, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver.


    Faculty Executive Committee, Elected, (2014 - 2018), Part of seven-member elected faculty team serving as liaison between college administration and faculty through regular meetings, development of new faculty governance model, and faculty professional development, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver.


    Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Site Visit Team Member; Standard 1 Lead, (2014-2017), Report development and writing, site visit preparation and participation, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver.


    Office of Teaching and Learning:  Distance Learning Task Force, (2013-present), Part of university-wide group studying distance learning offerings, developing and implementing new strategies and evaluating effectiveness, University of Denver.


    Distance Learning Council Program Review, (2013 - 2016), Part of university-wide group to examine distance learning offerings, determine challenges and raise solutions and provide support and direction, University of Denver.


    Search Committee Chair, Appointed, (2016 - 2017), Chair of Teaching and Learning Sciences search committee for Tenure Track faculty in Science Education and Curriculum and Instruction, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver.


    Colorado Council for Educators of Gifted and Talented Education (CCEGTE), (2015 - present), Member of state level consortium to develop standards for higher education gifted education programs and to review submissions for endorsement approval, Colorado Department of Education.


    Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented (CAGT), (2017 - present), Selected as Higher Education Representative.


    Promotion Dossier Review:  University of Texas at Austin (2016).

  • Program Development

    Education Doctorate with blended online delivery system, approximately 20 doctoral students per cohort from across the state of Colorado, across the United States and internally (2014-present):  Cohort 1:  2014; Cohort 2:  2017; Cohort 3: 2019:  Initiated, developed and implemented an education doctorate delivered in a blended model through the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver.  Program now includes specializations from other content areas. 


    University of Denver, Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate CPED member (2012 – present): Part of Morgridge College of Education team to bring doctoral level programs for review and approval by CPED.  Participant in CPED convening, program analysis, learning communities and improvement practices.


    Institute for the Development of Gifted Education: research, publications, outreach, Palmarium Award decision committee, fundraising for programs, sponsored research-University of Denver (1998 – 2016):  As part of the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver, the Institute supports practice, conducts research, develops publications, serves the community, expands gifted education at the University level, and leads professional development.  


    Ricks Center for Gifted Children: Founder and Director of private school for gifted children serving 250 three year olds through eighth graders; developed and administered program; hired and supervised associate directors, 45 faculty, graduate assistants and staff; administered annual budget of over $3.45 million; worked cooperatively with Ricks Center Board, led fundraising for new  36,000 square foot building, multi-million dollar endowment, scholarships, and program enhancements; collaborated with AdvancEd for continued school accreditation; provided instructional leadership in curriculum development, gathered and analyzed program evaluation data; recommended and implemented programmatic improvements; fostered and directed program growth,  University of Denver (1984 – 2013).

This portfolio last updated: 21-Nov-2019 1:00 PM