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Name: Tanya Ruffin
Title: IT Coordinator
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Department: Information Technology
Organization: LSU AgCenter
Address 1: 226 Knapp Hall
Address 2: Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone Number: (225) 578-2938
Fax Number: (225) 578-3629

Education/Training

2006 -- Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, La.
Master of Arts

1988 -- Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, La.
Bachelor of Fine Arts

 
Areas of Specialization/Research

Social Media

  • Develop and provide training on Social Media applications and practices.
  • Develop social media training materials and online help site
  • Member of LSU AgCenter Social Media team
  • Member of the Connect My Louisiana course design team

 

Instructional Design & Training

  • Provide comprehensive training to employees on our Content Management System
  • Provide periodic subject matter training for existing employees
  • Participate in continued education for improvement in training curriculum, documentation and training methodologies
  • Design and develop training curricula and course materials, including handouts, manuals and exercises.
  • Deliver training programs either in a group classroom setting, or online through an e-learning or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), or on a one-to-one basis.
  • Identify and implement creative programs to improve training delivery.

Professional Experience
  • LSU Centers for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
    Manager
    Managed a creative team comprised of digital photography, film photography, video production and multimedia design. Utilized instructional system design principles to design, deliver and evaluate both individually and in a team setting online course materials for faculty at LSU.

  • Instrumental in e-Learning resources on campus. Development of e-Learning resource website and departmental site. Maintain familiarity with emerging technologies and electronic resources. Conduct workshops for faculty on e-Learning and instructional design. Work on instructional design special projects and serve on Residential College committee.

  • LSU Centers for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
    Blackboard System Administrator
    Oversaw a two-year pilot program supporting over 15,000 users. Conducted Blackboard support for faculty and students and created interactive courses to be taught online.

  • Graphic Design Instructor
    Instructed and assisted students in course. Teaching consisted of basic printing processes, paste-up techniques, techniques of illustration, fine arts, art history, marketing, computer skills, pc and Mac graphics programs and Web publishing programs. Responsible for the reorganization of the class curriculum and program.

  • Museum Curator
    Involved in the acquisition, storage and exhibition of collections, including negotiating and authorizing the purchase, sale, exchange or loan of collections. Responsible for authenticating, evaluating and categorizing the specimens in a collection. Oversaw and helped conduct the institution’s research projects and related educational programs. Oversaw production of printed material within Office of Secretary of State. Involved in exhibit preparation and design, preparation of artifacts for display and exhibit and museum policy development. Coordinated educational and public outreach programs, such as tours, workshops, lectures, and classes. Responsible for the design and layout of various education outreach booklets, created and prepared self-guided tour policies and brochures, teacher's resource guides, pamphlets and brochures, as well as activity and coloring books. Museums include: Old State Capitol, Louisiana State Archives, E.D. White House, Cotton Museum, and Arsenal.

Awards/Grants
ACE Gold Award for Technology Education, 2012
ACE Gold Award for Technology Education, 2009
ACE Silver Award for Best Innovative Use of Communication Technology, 2009
ACE Bronze Award for Technology Education, 2009
Lead…Emerge Alumni, 2004
Publications/Presentations/Patents

“Remote Training”
ACE/NETC Conference ver. 2.011 
Denver, Colorado


"A Student Journey through the Ancient and Medieval Worlds: A Web-based Undergraduate Instructional Tool"
Ancient Studies; New Technology II:
The World Wide Web and Scholarship in Ancient, Byzantine, and Medieval Studies Conference
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.
December 2002
Interactive Art History Survey Course
Teaching in Higher Education Conference
Louisiana State University
April 2003

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