Before coming to RSCC, Susan was an assistant professor in the Department of Information Media at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN. While working on her Ph.D., she spent two years as a graduate teaching associate at the University of Tennessee teaching online graduate courses for the new online master’s degree program in Instructional Technology and three years teaching courses that prepared pre-service teachers how to integrate technology into the curriculum. Susan has three years of experience teaching in a K-12 special education setting and has an eLearning certification from The Internet eLearning Institute at the University of Tennessee. Susan enjoys teaching faculty how to use various technologies, but also enjoys working with K-12 teachers out in the field who want to learn more about technology integration.
Susan’s academic credentials include a B.S. in Education, with a concentration in Special Education – Hearing Impaired from Ball State University, an M.S. in Education, with a concentration in Instructional Technology from the University of Tennessee, and a Ph.D. in Education, with a concentration in instructional technology from the University of Tennessee.
Darren holds an A.A. degree from Roane State, a B.A. from Tennessee Technological University and an M.A. from Austin Peay State University. At RSCC, he helps faculty and students with Momentum/D2L, as well as teaching General Psychology, Human Life Span Development, and Abnormal Psychology in various formats, such as dual studies, traditional, blended, online, and interactive classes. With over 25 years of teaching experience and over a decade of experience in distance education, Darren blends knowledge of academia with technological innovation.
Nichole studied Communications at the University of Washington, Tacoma and Instructional Technology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. As a multimedia technician at Roane State Community College, she actively assists faculty and students with multimedia projects for traditional and online courses. Nikki brings her experience with a wide range of software, hardware, and pedagogical methods to one-on-one and group training sessions to find unique approaches to incorporating technology into education.
Breanna, a native of Harriman, TN, earned her A.S. degree in Computer Art and Design from Roane State Community College in May 2012. Now, the former honor student brings her creativity to RSCC classrooms by utilizing her web and print design skills in the marketing of campus initiatives which support faculty and administrators in their efforts to construct more inspirational learning environments. She also focuses on the development and accessibility of open education resources for Roane State’s RxTN grant project, creating instructional materials and managing course content for RxTN classes.
Ronda holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Tennessee and an M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. In addition to teaching Criminal Justice as an adjunct instructor at RSCC, Ronda is currently working towards earning her Ed.D. in Curriculum Design and Instructional Leadership from Carson-Newman University. Her experience in teaching social sciences in a variety of formats proves invaluable as she provides Momentum/D2L support for Roane State faculty and students. She also assists with mobile technology and aids in the management and organization of the department’s electronic inventory.