MICHELLE ROBIN GOULD, LMHC, MS, MA
NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
Instructional technology and Distance Education
Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
An Academic’s Story
I have a B.A. in social psychology from Florida Atlantic University (1993), an M.S. in mental health counseling from Nova Southeastern University (NSU, 2012), and an M.A. in composition, rhetoric, and digital media (CRDM) from NSU (2017). For my CRDM master’s thesis, I completed several chapters of a book titled, “How to Build a Brand on Social Media from the Freedom of Your Phone!” That thesis was based on my work managing several social media sites. I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida. I specialize in treating addiction recovery and co-occurring disorders. I am currently working on my Ed.D. in instructional technology and distance education at NSU. Higher education enriches my life and fuels my deep love for learning. I am a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and I maintain a 4.0 GPA.
The growing options in online education provide opportunities for working persons, parents, and persons with disabilities to find fulfilling careers. I chose the Ed.D. concentration in instructional technology and distance education because I believe in the power of systems design and I enjoy the flexibility and convenience of working remotely.
Technology integration and blended learning in addiction and dual diagnosis treatment.
Instructional design for group therapy and facilitation.
Learning capabilities and deficits of adults with substance use history.
Telecommunications in counseling and education.
Learning capabilities of adult substance use clients in group settings.
Improving the rate of return for online course evaluations at educational institutions and employee feedback forms at corporations.
Collegiate recovery programs.
Teach graduate courses in instructional design, technology integration, counseling, and writing.
Deliver counseling services online.
Provide online advising and coaching services to distance students.
Design online or blended treatment programs for addiction recovery treatment.
Design online continuing education courses for counselors.
Design online courses in positive psychology, addiction prevention, rhetoric and composition, and social media management.
- Design digital personal development workshops and training programs.
- Consult on instructional design for addiction recovery treatment programs.
Work to make online programs in addiction recovery insurable.
Train social media managers in content design and technical logistics.
INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND DISTANCE EDUCATION
Expected graduation: May 2024
The Doctor of Education with a concentration in Instructional Technology and Distance Education is designed to prepare students who desire to lead education and training organizations in improving teaching and learning through the scientifically valid applications of instructional technology. (NSU, 2017)