An instructional designer with experience in industry and higher education (public, private, and for-profit). My higher education background includes working in student services as a career counselor and academic advisor. I am a course designer and online adjunct at the University of South Florida (since 2011) and Saint Leo University (since 2012), teaching instructional design courses. I am currently an Education Writer/Online Education Advisor for Best Colleges providing web-based resources for students and instructors and conducting original research related to trends in online education. I also serve on the editorial board for eLearn Magazine.