Tonya Thomas

Tonya Thomas

Title

Part-Time Faculty in Accounting

Email

edutechdiva@wayne.edu

Office

Tuesdays
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
By appt only (book online!)

Website

http://edutechdiva.wayne.edu

Tonya Thomas

Academic Programs

  • Accounting

Expertise

Specializing in visioning, planning, designing, and implementing 21st Century projects and processes—and creating modern learning solutions to support learners' needs as they engage in improvement and innovation.

Education

  • BS in Instructional Design and Technology from Walden University
  • MA with Distinction in educational technology from The University of Michigan
  • Microsoft Certified Innovative Educator (MIE)
  • Certified project manager (APRM)
  • Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (LSSBB)

 She earned a BS in Instructional Design and Technology from Walden University, graduating Magna Cum Laude and member of both the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society and Dean’s Student Advisory Council; and an MA with Distinction in educational technology from the University of Michigan. She has also completed coursework in psychology and nursing at Wayne State University. She is currently a certified project manager (APRM;) a Microsoft Certified Innovative Educator (MIE;) is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (LSSBB); and has completed additional education in Senn-Delaney, DiSC, GTD, Covey, and StrengthsFinder productivity/org development frameworks. She specializes in visioning, planning, designing, and implementing 21st Century projects and processes—and creating modern learning solutions to support learners' needs as they engage in improvement and innovation.

Biography

Tonya V Thomas is an education architect, productivity tech influencer, process improvement expert, and multimedia communications leader with nearly 25 years of experience in healthcare, information systems, training and human performance support, productivity consulting, public speaking, group facilitation, web development, PR and corporate communications, social media, project management, leadership development and non-profit operations management.

In addition to her full-time role as senior business systems analyst with PAI, she is also:

  • Adjunct Professor (profile)  •  Media Arts & Studies  •  WSU College of Fine, Performing & Communication Arts (CFPCA)
  • Adjunct Professor (profile) •  Business Administration •  Mike Ilitch School of Business (MISB)
  • Adjunct/Advisory Board  •  IT/Business Admin, Macomb CC
  • Principal/Chief Effectiveness Officer  •  EduTechDiva Enterprises LLC

Previously, she served as instructional design lead, Quality Matters Coordinator, and project manager with the Academic Technologies Group at Oakland Community College, where she was responsible for establishing quality standards for online course development, a review and approval processes, and mandatory faculty training—all required for the institution to obtain its HLC accreditation. Before that, she served as Director, Staff Learning & Development with Teach For America, where her chief charge was to oversee the effort to transform classroom training to web-based learning and performance support resources. She has also held leading roles with UnitedHealth Group, The University of Michigan, Trinity Health, and New Horizons Computer Learning Centers.

In her downtime, she enjoys music, singing, photography, painting, theater, interior decorating, spending time with her family, traveling, and being anywhere near open water.

Her Superpowers included:

  • Broad perspective, systems thinking, and future vision
  • Bringing form to vision
  • Bringing light to darkness
  • Bringing calm to chaos
  • Squashing conflict and keeping it real
  • Weeding through the hype to find the most useful emerging technology tools
  • Making rubber meet the road
  • Getting things done when others can’t or won’t
  • Leading teams with collaboration, consensus and joy

LEARNER  •   MAXIMIZER  •   ACHIEVER  •   INTELLECTION   •   FUTURISTIC

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Presentations

Samples of work at www.edutechdiva.net/portfolio.

Subsets of presentations available at Slideshare.net.

More on my LinkedIn profile.