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"What have I done?"

While I don't necessarily agree that the answer to the question "What have I done?" is strictly addressed through an employment history.  This section does provide insite into my M-F 8-4:30 (or usually much later) activities.

Coordinator, ePortfolio Initiative Coordinator

University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA)
January 6, 2014

I will be working with the Academic Innovations & eLearning center to continue their efforts to design, develop, and deploy e-portfolio services for the University.

Director - eStudent Services

Academic Innovations, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
July 1, 2002 - March 4, 2013

Responsible for establishing and leading student service projects in support of Minnesota Online and Academic Innovations. A number of these projects are highlighted in this online portfolio. Recent projects would include:

- eFolioMinnesota: this award winning effort provided an electronic portfolio infrastructure for the Minnesota;
- GPS LifePlan partnership: an award-winning student success effort that is now being deployed around the state;
- SMARTHINKING: management of the master contract that provided online tutoring services for the System;
- LifeOnline (partnership with Peter Johnson SCC): innovative effort to deploy an orientation to online learning.

Other notable projects and efforts include:

- CENTSS: Center for Transforming Student Services;
- eLearning/eFolio Summit: statewide effort bringing together "e" best (or most promising) practices from Minnesota's K-20 community;
- eStudent Services and Tutoring work groups: Systemwide efforts focused on best and most promising student affairs practices;
- eFolioWorld: commercialization of eFolioMinnesota operations for non-Minnesota education organizations;
- Minnesota Learning Commons: a joint powers organization with the University of Minnesota, Minnesota Department of Education, and the Minnesota State colleges and Universities.

Supervisory responsibilities included:
- DARS/CAS (now u.Select) team: a talented team of individuals responsible for day-to-day operations;
- Inter-agency staff: project-based staff, this included supervision of our eFolio instructional designer Lynne Groves (faculty South Central College).

Contacts & References 

Deputy Director

iSeek Solutions - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
March 28, 2001 - June 28, 2002

Responsible for overseeing daily operations of multiple web properties including:,, and  Additional duties included co-management of the joint powers organization, contract negotiations, budget, and policy directions.  Responsible for launching and co-chairing the first digital education summit in the state.

Contacts & References 

State Director - Education Technology Initiatives

Minnesota Office of Technology
May 1, 1996 - March 28, 2001

Responsible for development and implementation of education technology policy initiatives for the State of Minnesota.  Developed, wrote, and represented the Governor's 1996 $150 million education technology budget to the State Legislature; this bill represented the largest education technology investment in the state's history.  Developed $15 million worth of public-private partnerships for Minnesota Schools.  Represented the Office on various statewide projects and councils.

Contacts & References 
(3/28/2013 10:30 AM)

Probably one of the most incredible professional experiences of my life.  For public sector "hacks" the ability to be part of and help lead an organization that was responsible for not only setting state policy but also insuring its implementation is an experience one might describe as "Camelot".

When I left in 2001, I was the last member of the original Office of Technology team.

CIO - Workforce Preparation Branch

Minnesota Department of Economic Security
February 1, 1994 - April 30, 1996

As the CIO (chief information officer) I was responsible for all technology related efforts associated with the Workforce Preparation Branch.  The programs my unit supported included:  JTPA, EDWAA, youth, MFIP, Work Readiness, Weatherization, Energy Assistance, CSBG, and central server operations. During this time period co-chaired a group of ten states in developing a shared strategy for the establishment of a national system to support workforce program operations - codenamed "GEORGE".  

Management Consultant

Minnesota Department of Jobs and Training
August 3, 1987 - January 31, 1994

Managed and/or co-managed a variety of agency and multi-agency projects and work efforts involving the strategic incorporation of technology into program operations. 

Staff - Senate Finance Committee

Minnesota Senate
December 2, 1986 - August 1, 1987

I was the Chief of Staff to Senator Mike Freeman who was the Deputy Chair of the Senate Finance Committee. 

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