Justin Melick

269.861.3367

melicjus@gvsu.edu

Education

Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI
Master of Education (M.Ed.): Educational Technology
Thesis: Understanding Adult Learners’ Self-Efficacy in Online Education
January 2013- August 2014, 3.97 GPA

Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI
Master of Education (M.Ed.): Adult and Higher Education
January 2013- Present Expected Graduation: Winter 2017


Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
Bachelor of Science: Social Studies for Secondary Education, Minor: Political Science
August 2007 to April 2012, 3.67 GPA

Professional Experience
Digital Media Developer
Grand Valley State University, Allendale MI, August 2014-Present
• Design, plan, and produce interactive multimedia materials for a wide variety of content areas.
• Provide graphic design, animation support, and video production for the development of
content.
• Develop interactive learning modules within Blackboard that include various pieces of content
and assessments.
• Plan and teach professional development workshops for university faculty on the topics of
educational media, interactive content and educational technology pedagogy.
• Manage GVSU’s cloud based video host and screencast encoders.
• Evaluate new technologies (Google apps, web conferencing services, video hosting solutions
and video editing software) for implementation and support in online/web-enhanced courses.
• Train and supervise student assistants.

Teaching Technology Specialist Graduate Assistant
Grand Valley State University College of Education, Grand Rapids MI, May 2013-August 2014
• Create video content with Camtasia to be used in online and hybrid courses.
• Familiarity with the Quality Matters rubric for online course design.
• Provide Blackboard technical support for faculty and students.
• Present information on how technology can be meaningfully integrated into classrooms at
workshops put on by the College of Education and IT department.
• Use adult learning theories to create meaningful educational experiences for all students.

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High School Social Studies Teacher (Long Term Substitute)
New Buffalo High School, New Buffalo MI, August-December, 2012
• Planned and implemented daily lessons and larger units for 9th-12th grade students in World
and U.S. History.
• Integrated technology into my lesson plans to allow students to further explore the content as
well as to develop 21st century skills.
• Encourage students to push their learning to new levels through independent research and
critical thinking.
Other Related Experience
Student Teacher
Jenison High School, Jenison, MI, January-April, 2012
• Created and implemented ways for students to understand how current and past events affect
their lives.
• Helped to develop an interactive and safe learning environment in 9th grade US History and
11th grade Civics classrooms.

Teacher Assistant
Ravenna Middle School, Ravenna, MI, August-December, 2011
• Supported students with one-on-one assistance and led class activities.
• Planned lessons to teach to two 6th grade classes and one 7th grade class

Pit Technician
Indy Car Series, Indianapolis, IN, March 2012-Present
• Inspect cars to create a fair and safe environment for competitors and fans.
• Inform fans about our series in a friendly and informative manner.

Outside Activities
Volunteering
• Work with Ciudad los Niños, an orphanage in Matamoros Mexico to setup educational
technology to help provide the orphans opportunities to learn.
• Develop and maintain the website for Ciudad los Niños.

Honors and Certifications






Foundations of Online Learning (GVSU)- 2013
Academic Excellence in Educational Technology- 2015
Google Apps for Education Certified- 2014
Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society- 2014
Michigan Provisional Teaching Certificate, Secondary Social Studies- 2012
I am Grand Valley Leadership Award- 2012
Eagle Scout- 2007

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Academic Writing

Teaching with a Lightboard: An Affordable and Effective way to Meet Virtually with Students in
Online and Hybrid Classes

Master’s Thesis:
The Generational Digital Divide: Understanding Adult Learners Self-Efficacy in Online Education

Presentations and Workshops

Increasing Instructor Presence with the use of a Lightboard: ETOM (Nov, 2015)
Creating Chemistry Tutorial Videos: ETOM (Nov, 2015)
Moving Student Presentations Online: OLC Blended Learning Conference (Jul, 2015)
Maximizing the use of Google Docs in the Educational Leadership Field Experience: NCPEA (Aug, 2014)
Developing an Online Structure for Hosting a Virtual Research Symposium: NCPEA (Aug, 2014)

References Available Upon Request