Digital media, Distance learning, E-learning, Virtual environments, Social networks and media, Instructional design, Technology adoption
Department: Journalism and Technical Communication
Office Phone: 303-615-0958
Interviewed by: Denver7
Lisa Ortiz, M.A., is a professor in the Department of Journalism and Technical Communication at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
Prior to teaching, Ortiz was a creative director for media companies such as Athletic Motion, MediaOne and America Online. She is the chair of Faculty Senate for reappointment, tenure and promotion committee and member of the student ratings of instruction task force. Ortiz received the Golden Key Excellence in Teaching Award from MSU Denver in 2014.
Ortiz has done several presentations on her expertise, with the most recent one at the 16th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities called “Scaffolding Media Literacy Skills with Personal Digital Storytelling.” Her research interests include media literacy, instructional design and technology, eLearning, front-end web design, motion design, interactive document design and visual communication.
Ortiz received her master’s in digital media studies from University of Denver in 1999 and bachelor’s in technical communication from MSU Denver in 1997.