You've stumbled across a small, short, and sometimes bumpy cyber highway frontage road. The digital portfolio of Geoff Humphrey. That's me on the right with the camera, plaid pants and all. Hey, it was 1976 and my mommy dressed me...
I'm a full time corporate educator, manager, and instructional designer living and working in the 'burbs of Denver, Colorado. At the core of my professional experience is instructional design, applications of learning theory, curriculum development, and training.
Since earning my undergraduate degree, my career path has led me through two venues, each affording their own unique experiences, rewards and flavor.
From 1995 through 2001 I was a professional educator in a public high school, serving at the same school each of those years. The controlled chaos of a high school classroom, along with great peer-mentors, provided me with the skills of instructional differentiation: using a variety of teaching methods with multiple intelligencies in mind. During that time my "learn by doing" philosophy developed and the foundations of sound instructional design were built.
Since earning my Master's Degree the summer of 2001, I began working in a corporate environment at Metrolist, Inc., taking on roles of instructional designer, trainer, learning consultant, instructional designer, developer, and trainer mentor. My primary focus was adult learners — individuals with diverse needs and motivations for learning. Immediacy, utility, timeliness, and application of learned concepts are of primary concern to them. To achieve immediate application of learned skills, I incorporated a benefit-based learning philosophy and curriculum at Metrolist where the concepts introduced to learners are designed to be immediately useful, especially when presented in an experiential environment.
Since then, I've moved on to be an Instructional Design Manager for Jones International University, where I work with content experts to develop courses mainly in the Doctorate in K-12 Leadership, Doctorate in Adult Education Leadership, Doctorate in Business Administration, and Digital Media degree programs.
You may have noticed that, in addition to my full-time occupation, I also have a myriad of part-time ones, all of which I do at varying degrees of competency. Occasionally, my hobbies and occupations collide to form new ventures such as Craft Beer Ed-Ventures, a company devoted to education for homebrewers, beer judges, and craft beer enthusiasts.
Professionally, my interests include graphic design, instructional design, learning interactions, distance learning consultation, and production as well as online training consultation and construction.
Personally, I enjoy family activities, the outdoors, photography, playing soccer and softball, brewing my own beer, and cooking. Additionally, as a home owner, I am resigned to working on endless improvement projects and have become a regular at Home Depot.
Anyway, enough about me. Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy your stay.