Cindy has been an instructional designer at Learning Design since summer 2015.
Originally trained as a scientist, Cindy holds a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Food Science from Penn State University and a M.S. in Nutritional Biochemistry from Rutgers University. She also holds a Ph.D. in Learning Sciences and Technology from Lehigh University, where she researched the effects of educational technology tools on critical thinking skill development in undergraduate science courses.
Cindy spent three years working with high school teachers and students throughout northeastern Pennsylvania to provide equipment and curricular support for biotechnology education. This project led to a three-year grant with the U.S. Department of Labor, where Cindy directed the development of two specialized diplomas in Biomanufacturing in addition to the construction of new customized laboratories, which included a clean room at Northampton Community College.
Since 2009, Cindy has taught online health courses and hybrid sections of human anatomy and physiology. In her two prior instructional design positions, she created software simulations for new users of electronic health records. She has also taught over 20 semesters of face-to-face college biology courses, most recently at East Stroudsburg University. In addition, she has over 20 years of experience in health promotion programming in corporate, academic, and health care settings.