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A digital portfolio of Geoff Humphrey


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You've stumbled across a small, short, and sometimes bumpy cyber highway frontage road. The digital portfolio of Geoff Humphrey. That's me on the right with the camera, plaid pants and all. Hey, it was 1976 and my mommy dressed me...

I'm a full time corporate educator, manager, and instructional designer living and working in the 'burbs of Denver, Colorado. At the core of my professional experience is instructional design, applications of learning theory, curriculum development, and training.

Since earning my undergraduate degree, my career path has led me through two venues, each affording their own unique experiences, rewards and flavor.

From 1995 through 2001 I was a professional educator in a public high school, serving at the same school each of those years. The controlled chaos of a high school classroom, along with great peer-mentors, provided me with the skills of instructional differentiation: using a variety of teaching methods with multiple intelligencies in mind. During that time my "learn by doing" philosophy developed and the foundations of sound instructional design were built.

Since earning my Masters Degree the summer of 2001, I began working in a corporate environment at Metrolist, Inc., taking on roles of instructional designer, trainer, learning consultant, instructional designer, developer, and trainer mentor. My primary focus was adult learners — individuals with diverse needs and motivations for learning. Immediacy, utility, timeliness, and application of learned concepts are of primary concern to them. To achieve immediate application of learned skills, I incorporated a benefit-based learning philosophy and curriculum at Metrolist where the concepts introduced to learners are designed to be immediately useful, especially when presented in an experiential environment.

Since then, I moved on to be an Instructional Design Manager for Jones International University, where I worked with content experts to develop courses mainly in the Doctorate in K-12 Leadership, Doctorate in Adult Education Leadership, Doctorate in Business Administration, and Digital Media degree programs.

Currently, I'm a Senior Instructional Designer at DIRECTV, where my focus is developing learning opportunities for installation technicians.

You may have noticed that, in addition to my full-time occupation, I also have a myriad of part-time ones, all of which I do at varying degrees of competency. Occasionally, my hobbies and occupations collide.

Professionally, my interests include graphic design, instructional design, learning interactions, distance learning consultation, and production as well as online training consultation and construction.

Personally, I enjoy family activities, the outdoors, photography, playing soccer, softball, and kickball, brewing my own beer, and cooking.

Anyway, enough about me. Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy your stay.


Education, Training, Instructional Design and Learning Development Management Professional


A highly skilled learning management professional with 20+ years experience in education, training, and instructional design. A passionate and results-focused leader, educator, and designer with a breadth and depth of experience in business and industry, higher learning, and public education.

Skills and Expertise

  • Training & Learning Management
  • aInstructional Design & Management
  • e-Learning Design & Implementation
  • Instructor-Led Learning Design & Implementation
  • Blended Learning Design & Implementation
  • K-12 and Adult Learning Theory
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Training Facilitation             
  • Graphic & Web Design


Senior Instructional Designer – DIRECTV/AT&T
09/2014 - Present

Manager of instructional design processes and implementation for DIRECTV Field Services Training.

Leadership partner in the development of instructional materials and operational strategies.

Lead instructional designer, writer, and developer of training course content with extensive oversight of subject matter experts (SMEs) utilizing industry-leading learning and design models and methodologies.

Developer of learning engagement media using industry standard tools including Adobe InDesign, Adobe Captivate, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Edge Animate, and Adobe Photoshop.

Notable Accomplishments
  • Redesigned, revamped, produced, and implemented training materials for the Technician New Hire program and innovator of the New Hire Training Program Sustainment Initiative. Co-facilitated train-the-trainer sessions.
  • Redesigned, updated, produced, and implemented new hire training for Quality Assurance Technicians. Transformed from inefficient instructor-led training model to a more manageable and accessible e-Learning model, reducing costs while increasing ROI.

Senior Instructional Designer – Jones International University
12/2006 - 06/2014

Managed instructional design and implemented courseware for Doctorate in K-12 Education Leadership, Doctorate in Adult Education Leadership, Doctorate in Business Administration, Masters in Business Administration, and Associate of Arts in Digital Media degree programs.

Partnered with subject matter experts (SMEs), university deans, department chairs, and academic personnel on curriculum and operational strategies.

Managed and implemented course content updates with agility and responsiveness.

Notable Accomplishments
  • Innovator and department lead of learning engagement media using industry standard and leading-edge tools.
  • Department lead in instructional design process improvement.
  • Lead the refinement and agile implementation of the university’s course design model.

Training & Education Manager - Metrolist, Inc.
08/2001 - 12/2006

Supervisor of all internal and external corporate education initiatives implementing training and development opportunities for 50+ employees and 5,000+ customers.

Managed, mentored, and coached thirteen corporate training instructors.

Designed, developed, evaluated, and facilitated all instructor-led, blended, and e-Learning education.

Manager of a team-based training and education matrix environment, requiring contributions from multiple Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and individuals.

Notable Accomplishments
  • Expanded customer training opportunities by 100%. Designed, produced, and implemented asynchronous online customer product training utilizing Adobe Captivate, Adobe Flash, and Adobe Photoshop, employing a simulation-based approach and situational learning.
  • Negotiated and implemented the company’s Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Implemented a two-year employee industry education program utilizing a blended approach of instructor-led training and e-Learning.
  • Significantly improved the quality of Metrolist’s instructor-led training classes utilizing a scenario-based approach coupled with continuous evaluation by both instructors and trainees. 
  • Centralized the training and education organization to maximize efficiencies.

Professional Educator – Arapahoe School District #1
08/1995 - 08/2001

Curriculum developer and instructor in a high school environment; mentor and counselor for a designated group of students ages 15-20; school/parent liaison; computer laboratory coordinator - managed networking, shared drives, software installation/maintenance, and hardware repair.

Additional Skills

  • Instructional Writing
  • Technical Writing
  • Proficient to advanced skills in the following Microsoft Office Suite 2010 programs:
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Outlook
  • Proficient to advanced skills in the following Adobe Creative Suite programs:
    • Dreamweaver
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • InDesign
    • Premier
    • Flash
    • Captivate
    • Muse
  • Lectora
  • HTML
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Drupal Content Management System Implementation


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