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In this episode from Season Three, we hear from David Corlett, Assistant Teaching Professor in Leadership and Integrative Studies in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, and Meredith Savvides, Instructional Designer from the Instructional Design and New Media team at EdPlus, about the framework of project management and how it helped him to refresh and rethink the course, PMG 322: Project Time Management.
PMG322 explores how a project manager must plan, create, and manage a complex schedule to see a project to completion – much like a 3D puzzle, timing, and problem-solving are paramount.
David shares how his background in both history and project management helped frame his thinking about how to develop a roadmap for this course to enhance the student experience. He also talks about the technology and design process that helped him improve PMG322, enjoy!
David Corlett received his Ph.D. in History from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. David is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor with the Faculty of Leadership and Integrative Studies in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.
David is a professional project manager (Certified Scrum Master and DASM certified) with over two decades of project management experience in applied settings to include the United States Army, the public history sector, non-profits, and higher education programs and administration. He has designed and taught courses in History, Project Management, and Organizational Leadership, and he teaches introductory and culminating experience courses in the new Master of Project Management degree offered by the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.
Meredith Savvides is an Instructional Designer Senior with ASU Online. She holds Masters degrees in Special Education and School Leadership, and spent 13 years in K-12, as a special education teacher and an instructional coach. She also has a certificate in instructional design and has been working at EdPlus since September 2018.
Meredith supports a variety of ASU Online programs including Justice Studies, Organizational Leadership, Project Management, African and African American Studies, Counseling and Applied Psychological Science, Indigenous Education, Technical Communication, and Interdisciplinary Studies.
When she’s not engaging with faculty and colleagues she enjoys spending time with her family, reminding her teenager that she’s actually only 9 years old and keeping tabs on the fire extinguisher, just in case her 3-year old twins get any bright ideas.