Josie serves as an instructional designer for the Office of Digital Learning focusing on the development of STEM courses for UA Online. Before joining ODL, she developed online safety training for Risk Management Services, spent seven years teaching high school chemistry, biology and physical science, and worked in plant genetics laboratories.
She is passionate about learning and especially interested in facilitating online education that is relevant, engaging, and enhances critical thinking skills.
Josie has a BS in Biology and an MA in Teaching & Teacher Education with an emphasis in science from the University of Arizona. In her free time she enjoys hiking, reading, and attempting to expand her vegetable garden beyond tomatoes and peppers.