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Jean Marrapodi

Jean Marrapodi


How I Might Be Able to Assist

Contact me with for questions or information on training and development, elearning, adult education and low literacy learners.

Professional Projects or Initiatives of Interest

I have overhauled the training implemented elearning and developed intranet and SharePoint sites at multiple companies as well as redesigned and streamlined processes.

I have experience in banking, retail, print, healthcare and higher education.



PhD, Adult Education, Capella University
MS, Online Instructional Design, Capella University
BS, Special Education, The College of New Jersey

Certificates & Professional Accreditation

Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP), Association of Talent Development

Courses Taught at CCG

Talent Management and Development
Ethics and Organizational Behavior
Strategic Leadership and Management

Business Writing and Communication
HR in the Workplace
Interpersonal and Organizational Communication
Organizational Behavior
Principles of Management
Recruiting, Selection and Orientation
Speech Communication
Training and Development

Professional Experience

Senior Learning Architect, Illumina Interactive
Applestar Productions, Chief Learning Architect
Citizens Bank, VP, Manager of Instructional Design
New England College of Business, Director of eLearning, Proposals Specialist
Multiplan, Senior Education Specialist
Staples, Senior Training Specialist
Bank Boston, Senior Trainer

Publications and Lectures

Marrapodi, J. (2013). What doesn't work for the lowest literacy learners and why. Apples: Journal of Applied Language Studies, 7(1). University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

Marrapodi, J. (2012). What doesn't work for the lowest literacy learners and why.  Proceedings of the 8th Symposium on Low-educated Second Language and Literacy Acquisition (Jyväskylä 2012)

Marrapodi, J. (2013). Developmental art in the low literacy classroom. International Visual Literacy Association. Selected Readings

Marrapodi, J. (2008). Never Lose Sight of Your Audience. In Gargiulo, T., (ed.).
Trainers Portable Mentor
New York: Pfeiffer

Marrapodi, J. (2006). PowerPoint 2003 in Pictures (also translated into Russian). Fredrick, MD:Visibooks Also PowerPoint 2003 / 2002 for Visual Learners
Spring 2002, 2004, Visibooks,

Marrapodi, J. (2005, Mar). Thinking online with Mind Manager. IMAGINE! Newsletter of the International Alliance for Learning.

Marrapodi, J.  (2002, Aug.) Book Review - Creativity, Inc. T+D Magazine. Alexandria, VA: Journal of the American Society for Training and Development

Marrapodi, J.  (2002, Aug.) An e-learning odyssey. e-Learning Developers Journal.

National Presentations

eLearning Guild, ATD, ISPI, IVLA, Training Magazine, Chief Learning Officer, LESLLA, COABE, Proliteracy, MATSOL
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