Christie Newcomb serves as Instructional Designer for the Office of Innovative Instruction and eLearning. Working with subject matter experts to design and develop courses, Christie loves to dive deep into curricular matters and find new and innovative ways to teach students.
Christie earned her Bachelor’s in Literary Journalism from UC Irvine in 2011, and after graduating, went on to earn a Master’s in Education (TESOL) in 2014. Since then, she has been teaching, conducting research on students’ writing and reading processes, and working with faculty to write curriculum and design courses that support students in their academic careers and beyond.
Her interest in instruction and eLearning developed at the University of California, Irvine, where she most recently served as an Academic Coordinator and Lecturer in the Program in Academic English/ESL and Composition. In this position, Christie developed and designed curriculum in addition to providing instructional support to faculty using LMS systems to foster learning, communication, and community in hybrid courses.
Christie also currently serves as the Children’s Ministry Director for Trinity Presbyterian Church of Orange County located in Orange, CA. Eager to share and teach the gospel, she found herself at Trinity nearly three years ago and has since become an expert in crafts and hand motions for children's Bible songs.