Phil Brown
Mobile: 423.424.8249
I am an accomplished, masters-level trained instructional designer and adjunct faculty member with experience teaching on campus as well as online. For nearly seventeen years my work in higher education as an instructional designer has afforded me considerable opportunities to apply active learning strategies for student and faculty success. I am versed in pedagogical theory at a masters level and have had ample opportunities for practical application. Through continuing education, I stay abreast with current best practices and the application of educational technologies in distance learning.
Instructional Designer
Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC — 2020-Present
⚈ Identify and develop instructional best practices for online and blended learning environments.
⚈ Collaborate and consult with faculty on the effective use of instructional design strategies, web-based resources, multimedia technologies, and instructional software to improve teaching for online delivery.
⚈ Ensure instructional integrity of the course development projects through a method of systematic design and clear course standards and objectives.
Provide recommendations for interface design, sequencing of instruction, use of assessments, and online interactive activities.
⚈ Serve as project manager for online and blended course development, coordinating course teams including instructors, relevant academic support staff, and multimedia specialists.
⚈ Evaluate the instructional effectiveness of programs, courses, and training products using new and existing standards.
⚈ Research and evaluate new and emerging technologies, instructional design theories, and approaches and policies for potential application to instructional opportunities.
⚈ Support constituent groups served by online education at the university through trainings, on-demand help guides, and secondary technical support.
⚈ Contribute to a transparent and equitable organizational culture where ethical and equity policies and practices are understood and lived out by all staff.

Instructional Designer & Adjunct Faculty
Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL — 2013-2020
⚈ Serve as lead Instructional Designer for Master of Divinity program.
⚈ Design and develop course materials/ideas for effective learning.
⚈ Design of online courses following Moody course design standards.
⚈ Appraise course creation quality in terms of design, writing, editing, direction, etc.; identify and provide for course development needs and take corrective action when necessary in conjunction with degree Program Manager and other Curriculum Development team members.
⚈ Collaborate closely with Director of Instructional Design on projects and progress.
⚈ Apply the appropriate learning theory, instructional theory, and/or applications of media to online instructional scenarios.
⚈ Conduct usability studies and needs assessments as needed to support ongoing development and improvement of product (i.e., peer reviews, 2-year reviews, etc.)
⚈ Identify areas of weakness in created courses, and employ strategies for improvement. Take appropriate steps to address any problems noted through revision and, when necessary, redevelopment.
⚈ Follow course development schedules so that course production is tracked and notification of upcoming courses and anticipated release dates can be communicated to others.
⚈ Work with Subject Matter Expert to ensure timely completion of course development obligations.
⚈ Ensure course resources meet accessibility (ADA/508 Compliance) and quality standards.

Instructional Design Consultant
Lee University, Cleveland, TN
Multnomah University, Portland, OR
WiseWire, Baltimore, MD
New York University, NYC
Trilogy Educational Services, NYC
Huntington University, Huntington, Indiana
The Master’s University, Santa Clarita, CA
Bryan College, Dayton, TN
Patten University, Oakland, CA
Adjunct Faculty & Freelance Instructional Designer
Lee University, Cleveland, TN — 2011-Present
Bryan College, Dayton, TN — 2013-2015
Patten University — 2006-2010
Online Admissions
Patten University — 2006-2010
Administration of admissions protocol and managed all areas of admissions
Instructional Design and Development
Financial Aid Committee
Special Projects Coordinator
Church of God Division of Education — 2004-2010
Administration and oversight of distance, certificate program for ministerial credentialing
Managed special projects as assigned by director
Event planning for contingency of 2500+ guests
Purdue University — Master of Science, Curriculum & Instruction: Learning Design & Technology
Pentecostal Theological Seminary — Master of Divinity, Counseling Emphasis
Lee University — Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

Advanced Instructional Design
ADA Compliance
Adult Learning Theory
Hypermedia Learning
Backward Design
Human Performance Technology
Learning Theories and Instructional Design
Public Speaking
Online Learning
Blended Learning
Face-to-face learning
Needs Analysis
Articulate Storyline
Web-Conferencing: esp. Zoom
Learning Management Systems: VoiceThread
Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle
Adobe Professional DC
Audio Video Scripting
Curriculum Mapping
Learning Outcomes
Course Evaluation
Course Revision
Office 365
Professional Memberships
⚈ Online Learning Consortium (OLN)
⚈ SLATE Group: Learning & Technology in Education
⚈ Association of Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) The Association of Christian Distance ⚈ Education (ACCESS) Christian Adult Higher Education Association (CAHEA) Steering Committee Member for teaching and learning focus group
⚈ Inspiring Remote Learning Communities, Huntington University, October 2020
⚈ Designing for Learning: SME & ID Partnership, University of Mississippi, July 2020
⚈ Seated to Remote to Online: Perspectives from the Pandemic
⚈ CAHEA Teaching & Learning Webinar, Panelist, June 2020
⚈ For the Love of Learning, Multnomah University, May 2020
⚈ Cloud Nine Course Design, SLATE 2019
⚈ Motivated to Learn: Learner-Centered Course Design for Beneficial Engagement, CAHEA, 2019
⚈ Clear the Mechanism: using Multimedia Principles of Learning to Reduce Extraneous Cognitive Load, ACCESS, 2019
⚈ Interacting with High-Conflict Students, CAHEA, June 2018
⚈ Instructional Designers are from Mars and Faculty are from Venus, ACCESS, March 2017 Outstanding Course Development From a Distance, CAHEA, June 2016
⚈ Designing Online Biblical Language Courses, ACCESS, March 2016 Moodle Best Practices, Faculty Webinar, Lee University, January 2011 Moodle Best Practices, Faculty Seminar, Lee University, January 2011
Professional Development
OLC Innovate 2020
Making Education More Equitable: Tressie McMillan Cottom and Carla Shedd in Conversation with Cathy N. Davidson September 30, 2020.
Canvas Training
Moodle Educator Certification Program October 2020
Kaltura Training
VoiceThread Training
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