Michelle L. Wescott, MEd-ID, CPLP, is the Director, Instructional Design at eCornell. Michelle is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance who has been working in and around talent development for about 20 years. In her early roles, she often found herself developing rudimentary training materials and job aids for colleagues, until she was asked to lead a training and development team for a division at a large national bank. During that assignment, she fell in love with instructional design and performance improvement and made that her career. In her current role as Director of Instructional Design for Cornell University, Michelle leads a team in developing online learning for working professionals. She also coaches and mentors other instructional designers as they develop in their careers.
Michelle holds degrees in Women’s Studies, Graphic Communications, Humanities, and Education-Instructional Design. She hopes to use her education, experience, energy, and passion to further the goals of increasing diversity in RWN and increasing the value of an RWN membership.