Teaching and Learning Consultant
Dr. Jessica Wicks is a self-proclaimed “academic, designer, techie, and geek who has fun at work every day…” She serves as a Consultant for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, supporting faculty on a variety of topics such as: backward design, social presence, multimodal learning experiences, etc.
Jessica has taught as an adjunct faculty member since 2003, designing for broad audiences like medical students, dual enrolled students, and those at academic risk. Currently, she instructs courses for WMU’s graduate programs in Educational Research, Leadership, and Technology and for Mid Michigan Community College.
Jessica recently served as the Manager of Curriculum Implementation at CMU’s College of Medicine, coordinating implementation of a complex integrated curriculum. Prior to that, she served for almost a decade at MMCC, leaving as Director of Distance Learning, Multimedia, & Instructional Design. There, she secured accreditation to launch fully-online programs and oversaw the design of nearly 70 courses, promoting highly-interactive approaches.
Jessica is a graduate of MSU’s innovative hybrid Ph.D. program in Educational Psychology & Educational Technology, which couples on-site relationships with technologies such as social media, web conferencing, tablet devices, and telepresence robots. She also holds both an M.A. and a B.S. from CMU in the areas of Human Development & Family Studies.
In addition to work passions, Jessica enjoys spending time with her spouse Nick, who is also employed at CMU, and their two sons. She appreciates walks outside, casino gaming, artistic endeavors, dystopian fiction, and binge-watching series on Netflix.