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about me 


A veteran of the U.S. Army, I have held positions in higher education and government throughout my career.  I have been with Duquesne University in different positions over the past 20 years, and currently, I am the Director of Admissions with the Duquesne University School of Nursing.


I am grateful for the support and encouragement of my School of Nursing colleagues, and to my department manager for allowing me to have flexibility to juggle work commitments with coursework and projects.

I hope that I have managed to thread learning theory throughout this portfolio. My own educational philosophy has been shaped by Jean Piaget's and Lev Vygotsky's theories of constructivism and social cognitive development. Therefore, I believe the role of an instructional designer is to assist learners in acquiring and retaining knowledge by helping them to understand how they learn, then to construct new knowledge based on prior learning and new experiences.

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I currently live in the South Hills area of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with my partner of 14 years and our five-year-old cat we named Mini when we found her (at two months old) in our backyard. 

As I approach the final stages of my experience as a student in the Ed.D. in Instructional Technology, I can easily say that this has been a tremendous experience for me on many levels. My instructors were always there for me to support my learning, talk through my questions, and ultimately to help me reach my goals. This has been the best educational experience of my life.

I would be remiss if I did not express extra appreciation to my partner Chris for putting up with me, always, but especially over the last few years. I simply could not have done a doctorate without his support.  He really did "do it all" so I could stay focused on this degree. Thank you for being an amazing person.

Chris and Scott

Photograph Chris and Scott


Screenshot of Mini

Our house at Christmas, thanks to Chris!

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