Cathy Russell has over 10 years experience working in higher education. Upon receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and her Master’s degree in Educational Technology from Texas A&M University, she began her career. She started as an Instructional Designer for Blinn College, Lonestar College, and Pima Community College before arriving at the University of Arizona. She has worked with multiple Learning Management Systems, including WebCT, Angel, Blackboard, and D2L. Cathy is also in her 6th year of teaching online as an Adjunct for Lonestar College.
Being an online student and online instructor has provided Cathy with invaluable perspective to aid in course design. She is interested in researching methods in online course design that will create higher rates of student success and is passionate about making online courses that enhance learning and are interactive.
In her spare time, Cathy enjoys going to the mountains and skiing.
Instructional Designer Cathy Russell shares her experience as co-chair of the 2018 OLC Innovate Community College Summit as well as some ideas about how to refuel the passion.