Although my career began with teaching at Southwest Texas State in Industrial Technology, I moved into adminstrative roles and distance learning during my doctoral program at UT. My first DL position was running an audioconference vocational education program in Health Occupations for high school students. That program led into one of my proudest accomplishements - designing and delivering an audio-based Algebra course for migrant students across the country. From there I moved into videoconferencing and then online learning in the mid-1990s. These experiences led me to amazing opportunites at UT System, IPAs with the Obama Adminstration, and into my current roles at Blackboard.

  • Associate Vice President and Client Success Director, Blackboard Inc. (2019-present)

  • Associate Vice President, Strategy and Transformation Services (2017-2018), Enterprise Consulting (2014-2017), Blackboard Inc.

  • Associate Vice Provost for Technology Education Initiatives. The University of Texas at San Antonio, October 2010-December 2013.

  • Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Appointee as Special Assistant for Strategic Initiatives, Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), US Department of Education, Washington, DC, January 2013- December 2013.

  • Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Appointee as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration, US Department of Labor, Washington, DC, January 2011- December 2012.

  • Executive Director, UT TeleCampus, The University of Texas System, September 2006–August 31, 2010.

  • Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, The University of Texas System, November 2000-August 31, 2010.

  • Director, UT TeleCampus, The University of Texas System, May 1998 – August 2006.            

  • Interim Director, UT TeleCampus, Office of Telecommunications and Information Technology, The University of Texas System, September 1997–May 1998.

  • Assistant Director for Distance Education, Center for Instructional Technologies, Academic Computing and Instructional Technology Services, The University of Texas at Austin, 1996–1997.

  • Director, UT TeleLearning Center, Extension Instruction and Materials Center, Division of Continuing Education, The University of Texas at Austin, 1989–1996.