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Katherine R. Deese


1801 Perry Avenue

Wilmington, North Carolina 28403





Master of Science in Instructional Technology 2015

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Bachelor of Music 1997

University of Georgia

Overview of Experiences

July 2018-present

Instructional Designer - UnitedHealthcare

April 2018 - July 2019

Advanced Distributed Learning Specialist - SNAP, Inc.

April 2018

Freelance Contract Storyline Developer - ubiQus


April 2017-February 2018

Virtual Customer Success Advocate - Blackboard, Inc.

May 2015-April 2017

Instructional Designer - University of North Carolina Wilmington Academic Affairs – Office of eLearning

Aug. 2014-May 2015

Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant - University of North Carolina Wilmington Watson College of Education – ITFSD


Aug. 2014-May 2015

Graduate Assistant/Content Developer - UNCW Educating Language Minority Students Grant Project

May 2014-Oct. 2014

Internship - Next Level Consulting & Training Solutions, Wilmington, North Carolina



Music, Chorus, Music Appreciation, Theatre Teacher, Director, and Instructor - Various locations

Selected Instructional Design and Development Projects

Learning to Use Primary Sources

  • Analyzed performance of middle school Social Studies students to identify their learning needs for development of a self-directed, multimedia solution

  • Analyzed, designed, developed, and formatively evaluated the self-directed learning materials


Housekeeping Quality Control

  • Conducted a thorough front-end analysis to identify the causes of a performance problem for a corporate setting

  • Generated a list of solutions and planned for implementation of a system level learning solution


Basic Computer Skills for Older Adults

  • Developed a Self-directed, multimedia instruction for Older Adults using Articulate Storyline 2

  • Implemented and evaluated the materials


New Technology in the Old House

  • Conducted systems analysis (policy, needs, instructional resource and technology infrastructure analyses) for a technology change initiative for a business setting

  • Developed a technology change plan for implementation of the change


Technical Skills

  • Designing online learning modules, ebooks, websites, and educational games

  • Mobile application development

  • Extensive use of the ADDIE model, Kirkpatrick Evaluation, Gagne’s 9 events, Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy, Keller’s ARCS model

  • Experience with SharePoint, Vyond, Audacity, Degreed, Intrepid Learning, Salesforce, Blackboard Solutions, Webex, Skype for Business, Adobe Creative Suite, Wix, Captivate, InDesign, Audition, Articulate Storyline, iBooks Author, SPSS, Gaming software and design, Asana, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office, Amicus Legal Software

  • Video editing (including chromakey) using Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Camtasia, and Echo 360

  • Extensive experience with sound design and sound board operation in both professional and amateur music and theatre settings



  • Enhance, Enrich, and Engage: Leveraging Streaming Media in Online Courses – Blackboard World 2016

  • ADA Compliance: It’s Easier Than You Think – Blackboard World 2016

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