Dr. Hewitt earned her Doctorate of Philosophy in Computing Technology in Education from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in 2016 after earning her Education Specialist degree from NSU in 2010. Prior to earning these degrees, she earned her Master of Arts in Education from University of Phoenix and dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems from Columbia College. She has roots at UW-Platteville from where she earned her Associate’s Degree. Dr. Hewitt is a certified secondary education teacher in the State of Illinois and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Dr. Hewitt is currently the Educational Technology Manager for the Division of Professional Studies at UW-Platteville where her duties include leadership in the areas of technology and online faculty development, and consultation with course delivery, research, and assessment within that division. She has taught online graduate courses for UW-Platteville intermittently since 2014. Courses have included Virtual Educational and Instructional Technology, eLearning Program Development, Critical Issues in Virtual Education, Course Development and Management, and Exploring Innovations in Education.
Spanning 20 years, her work experiences also include positions in administration as a Dean of Student Services and Academic Program Director/Coordinator roles for face-to-face (F2F) and online programs. Position responsibilities have included online, blended, and F2F faculty development, online graduate and undergraduate F2F instruction, program development and assessment. Her prior work experiences also extended to the corporate world as a business and training systems analyst for a large aerospace company and K-12 public education as a secondary education teacher, coach, and district technology coordinator.
Dr. Hewitt has presented at several conferences and been accepted to publish. She has served as a proposal reviewer for the Online Learning Consortium’s Innovate and Accelerate conferences, and the Distance Teaching and Learning Conference hosted in Madison.