Marcella Simon is a world-class Instructional Designer with CUE. She has over 20 years experience in adult learning strategies and human capital development including teaching and training, curriculum and instructional design, and project management. She engages industry tested models, performs needs assessment activities, facilitates engagement of subject matter experts, and ensures alignment to organizational curriculum. Her recent clients include Business-Community Synergies, U.S. Department of State, ESI International, Murdoch University, SCENDIS LLC, and WIndwalker Corporation.
Marcella has managed large and small scale training programs including both distance and face to face modalities, revisions of KSAs and competencies, and evaluation up to Kirkpatrick level 3. She is an expert in the design and development of distance and blended learning projects that include e-learning, mobile learning, pod/vodcasting, webinars, and social networking modalities.
She manages vendor teams in the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of classroom training. She actively engages and manages subject matter experts and insturcitonal designers throughout the instructional design process to ensure that the end learning solution matches the vision.
She is comfortable with classroom, blended, and e-learning solutions and has designed and analyzed numerous assessments and evaluations. She has conceived, designed, developed, and implemented entire learning programs and events, including engaging and supervising contractors and vendors. She has written scripts, directed, and presented video clips, pod and vod-casts, and webinars
Marcella has worked as an employee and contractor in the private, public, and academic sectors including the U.S. Department of STate, U.S. Census Bureau, George Washington and American Universities, and designed projects for firms such as Bank of America and APCO Worldwide.
Marcella earned her Masters of Education in Instructional Design from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA and her Master of International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) in Glendale, AZ. She has also conducted doctoral research in Austrailia. From Antioch College, Glendale, OH, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She was on the Member Board for the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) in the Washington, DC Metro Chapter. She is affiliated with the E-Learning Guild and the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR).