Teaching Portfolio Biography

Laurie Tenzer

Dr. Laurie Tenzer is an Adjunct Faculty member at St. Petersburg College in Seminole, Florida where she teaches in the Digital Arts & Media programs. Additionally, she a longtime Online instructor for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in the Web Design and Interactive Media Programs. She has over 20 years experience providing computer training and support in the corporate world where she worked on the earliest implementations of desktop publishing and web design when they were new technologies. Her interests lie in learner-centered learning and faculty training. When not teaching, Laurie heads up her own web development company. WebWahine (translation: web woman) that specializes in web design and general computer and business consulting services.

Laurie earned her doctorate in Instructional Leadership/Educational Technology at Argosy University-Online and her Masters in Adult Learning & Distance Education. Both degrees earned online making her a firm believer in the value of online education. Laurie also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Hawaii Pacific University.

Some of her experiences include providing online and ground-based instruction at Hawaii Pacific University. There she has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in HTML & Web Design, Corporate Information Systems, and general computer science courses. Laurie has lectured on the future of e-Commerce and presented web design workshops for several Hawaii organizations.

Laurie has held positions at MIT, IBM and Bank of Hawaii. She is a former Director of the Kailua Chamber of Commerce and a founding member of its website task force. Laurie is currently a member of the Sloan Consortium, HTML Writers' Guild, Association of Computing Machinery's SIGWEB and SIGGRAPH and the American Association of Computing in Education.

After 26 years in Honolulu, Hawai'i, Laurie moved in 2009 to Venice, Florida on the southwest coast. Laurie is an avid reader and loves to chauffeur her niece and nephew to their music and sports activities.