Scott Ford, M.Ed.

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Scott Ford’s Curriculum Vitae




Professional Experience

Independent Training Consulting
Instructional Design, Training and Instructional Technology
Humble, TX., Current

  • Provided training and instructional design consulting for small businesses and Fortune 500 companies
    • Most recently I developed Firewall IT Security courses and train the trainer for Chevron
  • I have consulted and developed online courses using various learning management system (LMS) technologies: Blackboard, Moodle and others
  • Developed and presented training and webinars for clients on Facebook marketing, Twitter marketing, YouTube marketing, and search engine optimization
    • Clients include Network Texas, Houston LEAD, a Texas statewide political party and local small businesses in Houston area
  • Winner of MERLOT (California State University System) award for online educational work (2016)
  • Speaker for the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Innovate (New Orleans, 2016)

Lone Star Community College
Computer and Microsoft Office Adjust Professor
Kingwood, TX.

  • Taught college students the fundamentals of computers and technology
  • • Developed lecture series using video and multimedia production tools: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, and Camtasia
  • • Taught and managed labs for Microsoft Office 2013 and Microsoft Office 2016/Microsoft 365
  • • Taught continuing education courses in Microsoft Word 2016 and Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
  • o Technology tutorial I have created on YouTube:

Mad Minds Creations
Producer Small Film Company
Humble, TX.,

  • Mad Minds was a fun side project with others filmmakers in the Houston area
  • We created several short family friendly horror movies
  • Our second film: Sister’s Keeper was played at two movie festivals: Los Angeles Horror Competition and Dazed 4 Horror Film Festival
  • As Producer, I wrote the scripts, organized the crew, directed camera shots, and edited as needed
  • Used Adobe Creative Cloud products on Mac OS X

TekPartners Government Solutions
Senior Instructional Designer (ISD) / Project Manager contractor for CIA
Herndon, VA.,

  • Created award winning face-to-face and online (WBT) training for Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Was lead instructional designer/project manager of the team that revamped the entire online training methods of the National Clandestine Service (NCS)

North Virginia Community College
Anatomy & Physiology Adjunct Professor
Alexandria, VA., July 2010-December 2013

  • • 10+ years of experience teaching adults
  • Wide range of teaching students from all around the world including India, China, Mexico, and Africa
  • I created a video series on anatomy and physiology used by colleges and universities around the world, including University of Texas
  • Used Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, and Camtasia

Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
Instructional Support Specialist / Instructional Designer / Project Manager
Quantico, VA.,

  • Was lead instructional designer and project manager for an online course that was reviewed by President Obama and Congress
  • Severed as senior project manager and lead developer for several million-dollar projects

Total Seminars
Director of Training / Senior Instructional Designer
Houston, TX.

  • Trained many of the FBI Cyber and CART Agents in computer fundamentals and computer networking
  • Was responsible for the hiring, training, and supervision of trainers
  • Lead Instructor and Course Developer on courses for the FBI and DEA
  • Developed our face to face training using Microsoft Office XP and 2003 products

Invited Speaker & Presenter

  • Ford, S. (2016) How To Keep Your Family Safe In The Digital Age, Various Groups, Houston, TX
  • Ford, S. (2016) Social Media For Low To No Budget, Houston LEAD, Houston, TX.
  • Ford, S. (2016) Social Media For Low To No Budget, Network Texas, Willowbrook, TX.
  • Ford, S. (2016) MERLOT Award Winner Presentation, MERLOT & Online Learning Consortium, New Orleans, LA.
  • Ford, S. (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) Guest Presenter – Instructional Design, Education Technology Theory, Texas A&M
  • Ford, S. (2009) Podcasts-from concept to publication, Texas Computer Education Association, Austin, TX.

Education/Training/Professional Certifications

Educational Background
Texas A&M
Master’s degree in Educational Technology with honors (heavy focus on instructional design)
Relevant Coursework
• General and advanced coursework in Instructional Design
• General and advanced coursework in child and adult learning theories
• General and advanced coursework project management
• Coursework and internship using LMS technology (Moodle and Blackboard)
• Completed 36 hours of Instructional Leadership Development
• Experience with video and multimedia technologies in the context of developing and delivering course materials

George Mason University
Post-Master’s work in Public Administration

Lone Star Community College and North Virginia Community College
Continuing Education coursework
Relevant Coursework

• Digital Imagine (Photoshop course)
• Digital Video
• Media Design
• Digital Video/Filmmaking/Premiere
• Film Making
• Blackboard

Relevant Trainings
• E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate
• Essentials of Experiential Learning and Simulation

CIA University

• Blackboard training
• Adobe Connect Training

• Qualtrics

FBI Virtual Academy
• Project management
• Six Sigma

• Adobe After Effects
• Adobe Captivate
• Adobe Muse
• Adobe Photoshop
• Adobe Premiere Pro
• Blackboard
• Camera Movements
• Fundamentals Video: Cameras and Shooting
• Foundation of Video
• Video exposure Premier Pro

• Lectora Fundamentals

Professional Certifications
• CompTIA A+
• CompTIA Network+
• Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
• Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
• Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS)
• Texas Educator Certificate: Technology Applications (ESC-12)
• E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate (From ATD)

Professional Qualifications

  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification
  • Extensive experience with ALL Microsoft Office versions (taught MS Office 2013 and 2016/365)
  • Over ten years’ experience with TechSmith Camtasia and SnagIt
  • E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate-ATD
  • Essentials of Experiential Learning and Simulation-ATD
  • Experience with multiple course authoring software: Trivantis Lectora, Adobe Presenter, and Adobe Captivate
  • Strong background in Adobe products (Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, Muse, Audition, and Photoshop)
  • Strong background in multiple LMS platforms: Moodle, Blackboard, and Desire2Learn (D2L)
  • Instructional Leadership Development Certificate
  • Texas Teacher Certification-Technology Applications
  • CompTIA A+ Computer Technician and Network+ Network Technician Certification
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
  • Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician Certified (MCDST)

Work Experience

Samples of Instructional Design/Project Management

Chevron (contract work)
• Senior Instructional Designer/Project Manager Contractor
• Courses Developed:
o Firewall Analysis
 I was brought on to fix and complete the firewall series of instructor led trainings
 When I was contracted, the course was already two months behind schedule. I was able to get it back on track and deliver it on time.
 This course and the firewall design course was to help Chevron’s IT security group roll out the next-generation firewall appliances produced by Palo Alto.
o Firewall Design
 Like the analysis course I was brought on to complete this course
 Worked with SMEs in Chevron to build this course
o Train the trainer
 I created the two firewall courses but it was up to Chevron to provide the trainers.
 I created a train the trainer course and prepared their new trainers

TekPartners Government Solutions
• Senior Instructional Designer/Project Manager
• Courses Developed:
o CIA-National Clandestine Service (NCS) Orientation
 I reimagined the WBT training for the NCS
 Course won multiple awards within the Agency
 Received a commendation from Unit Chief
o Cyber Targeting
 Was brought on as last minute consulted to fix course
 Came in under the deadline
 Course also won several awards
o Covert Operations
 Details, of course, are classified
o Nuclear Weapons Nonproliferation
 I was transferred from NCS to the Directorate of Intelligence (DI) to fix this course because of the work I did on the NCS Orientation Course
 Worked within and across Intelligence Community agencies
 Course also won multiple awards within Agency
o DI Targeters
 Part of a team that conducted a comprehensive task analysis of CIA Targeters
 Final product was presented to high-level stakeholders including then Director Petraeus

Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
• Served as led instructional designer on WBTs
• Successfully collaborated and developed courses for multiple divisions including the:
o Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF)
 Course I developed for them was sent to Congress and President Obama
o Counterterrorism (CTD)
o Criminal Investigative Division (CID)
o Office of the General Counsel (OGC)
o Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG)
o Counterintelligence (CD)
• Was one of a handful of ISDs assigned to perform job analysis of the FBI New Agent Training
• Was point of contact (POC) for the FBI transition to Blackboard as their LMS

Total Seminars
• Served as Director of Training
o Curriculum development of face-to-face courses
o Trained the trainers
o Coordinated trainers in multiple locations around the U.S.
• Created a comprehensive two-week face-to-face training for FBI Cyber and CART divisions
o Learners had 95% pass rate on the CompTIA A+ certification exam; national average is around 13%
• Worked with DEA to perform task analysis, to design, develop and implement a one-week face-to-face training.

Samples Of Hands On/Practical Experience Technology

Adobe Audition
• Performed voice over for Chevron eLearning courses
• Worked for several Internet radio channels as a show host
• Used Adobe Audition daily for post-production work on saved shows
• Shows were then uploaded to the most popular podcasting platforms: iTunes, Tune In, SoundCloud, Spreaker, etc.

Adobe Photoshop
• I was the graphic developer on an Intelligence Community (IC) needs analysis that was presented to high-level managers
• I continually use Photoshop for personal projects used in my face-to-face classes and my website

Adobe Premiere Pro
• I use Premier Pro on a weekly basis to capture, edit, and publish my educational YouTube videos
• Used Premier Pro to edit three short films, one of the films was shown at several festivals

Adobe Story
• I used Adobe Story to develop scripts for cutting edge, award-winning web-based training within the CIA
• Use Adobe Story to develop multiple screenplays used for personal projects

• During my M.Ed. program at Texas A&M my internship was with Texas Virtual Schools
• Develop training for students in how to use Blackboard
• Developed a matrix to compare various LMS platforms for corporate selection
• POC for the adoption of Blackboard for the FBI’s training division
• As an instructor at North Virginia Community College, I had access and developed my course on their Blackboard system

IT Skills
• Taught computer repair for four years at the high school level and college levels
• Taught Introduction to Computer/MS Office to college students while at Lone Star College
• Began my career in the Federal government by teaching computer repair (A+ certification) to the FBI’s Cyber and CART divisions
• Developed and taught fundamentals of computer course to DEA agents

• For the IC I helped with the transition of content from a very old Moodle install to Joomla! 2.x
• Used Joomla! to build and maintain my website, later switched to WordPress

• Limited experience using KeySurvey for Kirkpatrick’s level 1 and 2 evaluations within the FBI

• Utilized Lectora for two years within the FBI to develop web-based training

Microsoft Office 2016/365
• I have been a user of MS Office since Office 97
• Received a MOUS certification in Word 2000
• Began teaching MS Office to college and high school students in 2014
• I have taught MS Office XP through the current version 2016/365
o Certified by the state of Texas to teach Microsoft Office to students in all grade levels
• Used MS PowerPoint to develop face-to-face training for the FBI, DEA, and Chevron
• Created several popular and award-winning Office tutorial videos on my YouTube channel

• Throughout my M.Ed. program we used Moodle to take as well as developed courses with
• For the last six years, I have used Moodle to support my online course. Specific Details:
o I have installed, configured and managed the backend of Moodle
o I have been on the front end as a course developed using the various tools to develop course, evaluations, etc.

Social Media
• Manage several high profile social media accounts:
o mrfordsclasslearning
o mrfordsclass
o mrfordsclass
• Given several well-received seminars on social media for business in Houston area

TechSmith Camtasia and Snagit
• Have used Camtasia and Snagit for over ten years now
• Use Camtasia to edit educational videos
• Met with TechSmith designers at Online Learning Consortium (OLC) 2016 Conference in New Orleans
• Won an award from MERLOT and OLC for one of my educational videos which I used Camtasia to edit
• Follow and am followed by one of TechSmith’s main developed of Camtasia on my Twitter account (@mrfordsclass)

• Developed several evaluations to evaluate effectiveness of WBT for a previous project with IC

Video Production
• I have taken graduate, undergraduate and continuing educational course work in video production: video technique, editing, camera operations, etc….
• Produced and directed a fun side project, Mad Minds Creations
• Our movie was shown at two film festivals
• I have used Adobe Premiere Pro and Captivate extensively to make both educational and entertainment videos

• Developed several websites using older and current version of WordPress
• Examples of sites developed included a membership site, political site, radio host site, and consulting site