Katrina Wehr's CV

Katrina M. Wehr

Instructional Designer, Educator, Open Education Advocate.

Teaching & Learning Experience

Instructional Designer, Penn State University: College of Arts and Architecture
June 2018 - Present

  • Manage and maintain School of Visual Arts online courses for both distance and residential undergraduate students
  • Collaborate with faculty to develop the interdisciplinary Digital Media Design online bachelor’s degree program
  • Work in partnership with instructor to develop, propose, and design introductory Art Therapy online course for both art-major and non-major undergraduates
  • Consult with faculty regarding best practices for online/digitally enhanced teaching and learning

Instructor, First Year Seminar, Penn State University
Aug. 2016 – Present

  • Developed master course model with seminar director to mitigate curricular drift
  • Coordinated transition of over 50 sections of first year seminar from ANGEL to Canvas
  • Redesigned my section of first year seminar to pilot blended learning model

Instructional Designer, Penn State University: Smeal College of Business
June 2015 – May 2018

  • Manage design, development and launch of courses in the new marketing analytics professional certificate for-credit program
  • Collaborate with teammates to develop information sessions designed to engage and train faculty regarding new technology tools and pedagogical strategies
  • Manage production of digital course resources such as instructional videos and interactive content, print and third-party resources
  • Consult with residential faculty to integrate digital learning experiences in face-to-face courses

Instructional Technologist, Drexel University
Dec. 2013 – May 2015

  • Facilitated presentations and workshops to increase faculty awareness of current approaches and best practices in online education and application of learning technologies
  • Consulted with faculty to develop engaging learning experiences for online and hybrid courses
  • Provided LMS support to faculty and students in LeBow College of Business
  • Reviewed and revised online and blended courses according to university accessibility guidelines

Help Desk Consultant & Course Developer, Blended Schools Network
June 2013 – Oct. 2013

  • Designed and developed 7-week introductory online teaching professional development course
  • Provided Tier I & Tier II technical support to 75,000 K-12 teacher, student and parent users
  • Produced video and print tutorials reviewing common procedures within Blackboard Learn

Instructional Designer, PLS 3rd Learning
June 2013 – Sept. 2013

  • Designed Act 80-qualified online instructional units for K-12 teachers using Articulate Storyline
  • Performed regular web maintenance and updates for graduate-level professional online courses
  • Edited HTML and CSS files in Dreamweaver and update content within Sakai LMS
  • Wrote and edited copy for online textbooks used in graduate-level professional courses

Intern, eLearn Institute, Inc.
April 2013 – Aug. 2013

  • Consulted with district and building-level technology leaders in the process of implementing online learning and 1:1 programs in K-12 settings
  • Presented strategic planning and implementation process to PA school district officials

Substitute Teacher, Northern Lehigh School District
Sept. 2012 – June 2013

  • Served as floating/long term substitute across various grade levels and buildings within the district
  • Facilitated learning plans according to full-time teachers' directions

Instructional Technology Graduate Assistant, Kutztown University
Aug. 2012 – Aug. 2013

  • Designed and produced multimedia learning resources to promote library initiatives and expand library presence online using social media
  • Consulted with professors and staff to establish learning objectives and brainstorm ideas to create multimedia learning resources for use in online, blended and face-to-face environments
  • Conducted research and analyzed findings to identify needs of library patrons for use in planning, grant writing, acquiring and allocating funds


Learning, Design, & Technology Doctoral Study
Penn State University, Fall 2018 - Present

M.Ed. Instructional Technology
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Dec. 2013

B.S. Secondary Education: English & Communications
Penn State University, May 2012

Supplemental Graduate Coursework: Penn State University

  • Curriculums in Higher Education (HIED 548), SP 16
  • Administration in Higher Education (HIED 552), SP 17

Service Leadership

Steering Committee, Online Learning Consortium Innovate Conference
May 2016 – Oct. 2017

  • Coordinated team selection and participation in Solution Design Summit program leading up to OLC Innovate 2017 national conference
  • Facilitated onsite workshop on identifying critical success factors for team design proposals
  • Assisted in logistical planning and scheduling

Marketing Committee, Elements: The Web Conference at Penn State
July 2015 – Oct. 2016

  • Redeveloped marketing and communication strategy to align with overall committee goals
  • Assembled and managed team of diverse individuals with complementary skillsets
  • Worked in partnership with other committee leads to coordinate deadlines, promote conference tracks, and develop content strategy that supported conference mission

Liberty Ball Planning Committee Chair, PSAA Philadelphia Chapter
July 2014 – Feb. 2015

  • Provided strategic oversight for acquiring donations and funds targeted for our event audience
  • Solicited in-kind donations for silent auction fundraiser
  • Communicated with donors and chapter members to coordinate donation pick up, negotiate sponsorships, and manage public relations

Scholarly Presentations & Workshops

  • "Next Gen Digital Learning Environments," EDUCAUSE ELI 2018
  • "Analytics for In-Time Course Adjustments," Learning Design Summer Camp 2017, Penn State
  • "xAPI for Actionable Learning Data Collection," OLC Innovate 2017
  • "Hands-On Workshop: xAPI for Actionable Learner Data Collection," EDUCAUSE ELI 2017
  • "OER Workshop, PSU," College of Arts & Architecture, 2016
  • "Preserving Core Experiences in the Online Learning Environment," OLC Innovate 2016
  • "Reclaim Class Time with VoiceThread," eLearning 3.0 2015, Drexel University

Professional Achievements & Activities

  • Elliott Masie's Learning 2017 "30 Under 30" Recipient
  • Penn State Emerging Leaders Program 2017 Participant
  • Penn State Learning Design Resources Working Group
  • Penn State University Conduct Board Hearing Volunteer
  • CITI Program IRB Training Course Completion
  • Penn State's ID-2-ID Program Peer Mentoring Program Participant, 2015-16, 2016-17
  • OLC Innovate 2016 Solution Design Summit Finalist