Eric A. Silva
Eric presenting at the Texas Distance Learning Association Conference
Texas Distance Learning Association Conference 2019

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Graduate Student, Boise State University
Major: Educational Technology
Certificate: Online Teaching

BMS, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, 2017
Major: Multidisciplinary Studies
Areas of Emphasis: Computer Science, Educational Technology, Technology Education and Corporate Training

Employment

Academic – Post-Secondary

  • Instructional Designer, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (July 2018 – Present)
  • Web Developer, Dynamic Campus Solutions (October 2017 – September 2018)
  • Course Developer, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (May 2016 – July 2018)

Professional

  • Website and Social Media Manager, Brownsville Convention & Visitors Bureau (February 2015 – September 2018)

Certifications

  • APPQMR Online Facilitator, Quality Matters. (May 2019)
  • APPQMR Face-to-Face Facilitator, Quality Matters. (July 2018)
  • Blackboard Learn Administration Essentials Certification, Blackboard. (July 2017)
  • Peer Review Course, Quality Matters. (July 2017)
  • Applying the Quality Matters Rubric, Quality Matters. (August 2016)

Awards and Honors

  • Member of the Year, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Student Government Association (May 2017)
  • National Engaged Leader Award, The National Society of Leadership and Success (May 2017)
  • Profile in Excellence, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (May 2017)
  • Blackboard MVP, Blackboard (June 2014)

Presentations

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Service

University Service

  • Committee Member, Open Educational Resources Committee. (2018 – Present)
  • Volunteer, Fall Commencement. (2018)
  • Volunteer, Spring Commencement. (2018)
  • Volunteer, HESTEC Educator Day. (2017)
  • Volunteer, Vaquero Roundup. (2017)
  • Committee Member, Quality Enhancement Plan. (2016 – 2017)
  • Committee Member, Student Success Strategic Planning Subcommittee. (2015 – 2017)
  • Committee Member, Strategic Planning Committee. (2015 – 2017)
  • Chair of the Senate, Student Government Association. (2016 – 2017)
  • Senator-at-Large Brownsville, Student Government Association. (2016 – 2017)
  • Senator for the College of Engineering and Computer Science, Student Government Association. (2015 – 2016)

Professional Service

  • Committee Member, Blackboard World Conference Program Committee (2018-Present)

Development Activities Attended

  • Conference Attendance, “Blackboard Waltz Across Texas Roadshow,” (2019)
  • Conference Attendance, “Blackboard World,” (2018)
  • Conference Attendance, “Texas Tribune Festival,” (2017)
  • Conference Attendance, “Texas Tribune Festival,” (2016)
  • Conference Attendance, “SXSWedu,” (2016)
  • Conference Attendance, “Blackboard World,” (2016)
  • Conference Attendance, “Blackboard World,” (2015)
  • Conference Attendance, “Blackboard World,” (2014)
  • Conference Attendance, “International Society for Technology in Education Conference,” (2013)

Professional Memberships

  • Texas Distance Learning Association (2017 – Present)
  • Online Learning Consortium (2017 – Present)
  • Computer Using Educators (CUE) (2017)

Public Service

  • Committee Member, South Texas ISD Educational Improvement Council Class Ranking Subcommittee. (2014 – 2015)
  • Committee Member, South Texas Independent School District Educational Improvement Council. (September 2013 – May 2017)
  • Committee Member, South Texas Independent School District Strategic Planning Committee. (2011 – 2012)