Sharon Huston - CSI, Instructional Support Specialist
Sharon Huston wonders if it's safe to wear her Cowboys jersey up here in Redskins territory. Assuming, of course, that she can even find the jersey in all the packing boxes she carted from Dallas to Adelphi over the winter 2008 break when she joined the CSI staff as an Instructional Support Specialist.
Prior to joining CSI, Sharon was a full-time instructor for the Dallas County Community College District, where she taught face-to-face and online Web design/multimedia classes focusing on cutting-edge technologies like video podcasting, Flash, and Second Life. Sharon earned an Innovator of the Year Award for her service on the Teaching and Learning Team, a committee charged with bringing innovation into the campus classrooms. In addition to teaching, Sharon also served as a faculty trainer and mentor. In this role, she helped fellow faculty design new online and face-to-face courses, fine-tune existing courses, and master course development software.
Sharon has a BS in History from Texas Woman's University, and an MS in Computer Education and Cognitive Systems from the University of North Texas.
Sharon is excited about using her passion for technology to assist faculty at UMUC. In her spare time, she visits garage sales, reads science fiction, and eats salsa.