Takiya Moore is a Senior Instructional Designer in the Academic Technologies and Innovation Department (ATI) of ITS. The ATI department supports and reconstructs learning through the use of inclusive technology-enabled solutions; solutions that provide user-friendly technology in all learning environments for the specific learning type. ATI helps support students’ learning by delivering them functional, efficient, and effective technology, but also accommodates faculty, staff and students with various ways of constructing, distributing, and accessing information through the academic technology solutions they offer.
As a Senior Instructional Designer, Takiya is the technical architect overlooking the blueprints of a course’s specifications before it is constructed into an efficient and effective teaching program. She has a broad range of understanding of all different types of learners and provides them with the optimum learning environment that best suits their needs. She develops and implements curriculum created by faculty to benefit the students.
In her position as Senior Instructional Designer, she is most proud of creating educational opportunities for students who are not able to attend traditional models of education to obtain an advance degree. Takiya sees her job as a way of helping students have, “Access to the ‘American Dream’ and most importantly,the fulfillment of their dreams and aspirations.”
On a more personal level, for many years, Takiya was a dance instructor, teaching Liturgical dance. For those of us who drew a blank on what Liturgical dance is; it is the expression of feelings and faith that are conveyed through the body’s movement. Over her ten years of instructional and leadership skills, she created an African Dance Company as well as leading, “an award winning youth Step Ministry.”
Her favorite movie is Robin Hood, (the animated version not the live action) and her favorite food, is ice cream. She loves traveling, especially back home to Brooklyn, New York, where she spends most of her time with her family. On her bucket list for future destinations are, the South and East side of Asia, where she wishes to explore the many countries within the continent in search for the cultural aspects Asia has to offer.
Takiya has worked at CSUSB for eleven years dedicating her time to helping students earn their advanced degrees. Takiya earned her Bachelors in Science in Business Administration at the University of Riverside, her Master of Public Administration at CSUSB and her Ed.D ABD at Argosy University.
To Takiya, CSUSB, “is a beacon of light in the region….a continued promise with opportunity….the pride of fulfilled hopes and dreams.”