Andrea L. Beaudin, PhD

UX | Instructional Designer | Technical Communicator

Instructor • Editor • Project Manager • Designer • Researcher

Writing/Editing • User Experience Research • Instructional Design • Accessibility

Award-Winning Research • Agile and Adaptive


  • Written and Oral Communication: Research and generate content for trade and academic publications. Compose persuasive proposals and user-friendly reports. Present findings at conferences and symposia
  • User Experience (UX): Research and identify user needs; evaluate user experience through observation, focus groups, surveys, and heuristics such as time and task completion
  • Project Management: Manage complex projects, including courses, publications, and events. Coordinate volunteer and paid staff.
  • Instructional Design: Develop effective and ethical graphics to communicate data trends and impact. Design infographics, posters, graphs, and charts
  • Accessibility: Ensure materials meet Section 508 guidelines for communication; train in designing for accessibility
  • Training: Develop and deliver workshops and educational programs to academic and industry professionals. Design and deliver curriculum
  • Marketing: Develop branding, long-term strategies, and campaigns
  • Graphic Design: Design range of digital and print media, including billboards, magazines, video, and data visualization

Relevant Experience

Instructor, Technical Communication and Rhetoric | Educational and Instructional Technology

Texas Tech University | Lubbock, TX 2011-Present

  • Key Courses Taught: Technical Writing, Information Design, and Planning and Developing Instructional Media. [Online, On-site, hybrid, synchronous and asynchronous instruction]
  • Created multimedia educational materials, including interactive video (Adobe Premiere, Captivate, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat; PlayPosit, Powtoon)
  • Integrated project management/collaborative technologies (MS Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, Outlook; Basecamp; G Suite)
  • Guided students through conducting user testing to improve processes, workflows, and communication
  • Conducted course and programmatic assessment
  • Ensured materials met Sec. 508 Accessibility standards (MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook; Adobe InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop)
  • Achieved a 90%+ acceptance rate for proposals to competitive conferences

Acting Director/Graduate Assistant, English Media Lab

Texas Tech University English Dept. | Lubbock, TX 2012-2016

  • Led workshops for faculty and students on topics including distance conferencing, Adobe products, and academic poster design
  • Evaluated site usage and user needs
  • Recorded, edited, and produced videos using Adobe Premiere
  • Designed programs and fliers for department and university events (Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Scheduled and managed staff; developed budget for 2015-2016 AY

Program Design Consultant (Instructional Technology)

Bulkeley High School | Hartford, CT 2010-2011

  • Collaborated with instructional designers and faculty in creating the Humanities Studies Program
  • Developed a training and technical assistance plan for staff

Director of Publications and Member Services

Home Builders Association of Hartford County | Rocky Hill, CT 1995-2007

  • Installed, customized, and maintained content management system
  • Generated original copy and/or collaborated with subject matter experts to develop content
  • Designed print, outdoor, digital, and video advertising
  • Managed multiple publication projects from conception to delivery


Doctor of Philosophy, Technical Communication and Rhetoric

Texas Tech University | Lubbock, TX 2018

Dissertation: “Evaluating the UX of Instructor Feedback: An Exploratory Analysis.” Focus on user experience, instructional design, and feedback.

Master of Arts, English

Southern Connecticut State University | New Haven, CT 2004

Bachelor of Arts, English

Albertus Magnus College | New Haven, CT 1993