Course Credits and References


Christia Bowden

Course Developer Christia Bowden (AA, BA, MA) is a highly motivated and talented instructional designer with a strong background in technology and graphic design. She has developed numerous e-learning resources for several customized Adobe applications, and has worked as an editor and copywriter for both small and large websites. She completed her instructional design and technology Master's degree program by creating user interface designs with Adobe Captivate and Adobe Illustrator. She has several years experience creating Adobe applications training materials and holds several application certifications in the graphics design field.

Sean Mellencamp

Course Instructor
Sean Mellencamp has over 25 years experiencing consulting and managing computer information technology and infrastructure for non-profit organizations, small businesses, and major corporations.

Bret Staples

Course Editor Dr. Bret Staples (BA, MS, Ph.D.) is a highly motivated, personable scientific professional with multiple college degrees and a successful 34-year track record of scientific research and publications. After completing his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, he became a research chemist for the US Department of Energy. Dr. Staples has authored professional papers in scientific journals and reviewed other scientists’ publications and has performed scientific research in solution chemistry. Dr. Staples is extraordinarily talented in proofreading and editing journal publications, online course curriculum, as well as a strong knack for quickly mastering technology – using and programming computers since 1964.