Name: Ellen  Makkas
 
Department: Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence
     Simulation and Game Development (Technology Division)
Title: Project Manager CTLE
Office Location:
Hall, 314
Central Campus
Phone Number: 330.2722 x 3453
Fax Number: (704) 330-XXXX
Email Address: Ellen.Makkas@cpcc.edu
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Educational Background:
Ellen Makkas holds a Masters of Science in Higher Education with a supporting focus in Project Management from Capella University, Summa Cum Laude, and a Bachelors of Science in Game Design & Development with a Minor in Supporting Technologies from Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), Summa Cum Laude.
 
Educational Experience:
Ellen Makkas has been instructing in Higher Education since 2013. She previously owned businesses before her decision to advance her education which has influenced her direction to focus her career in the pursuit of supporting and guiding others on their professional journey.
 
Interests:
Business, project management, design, virtual and augmented reality, game development, mobile apps development, music, communication, education, leadership, animation, history, gender equality, cultural diversity
 
Other Information:
Ellen currently serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, and serves as co-chair for the Online Teaching Committee.

She also founded the Girls in Games, now called Diversity in Games (DiG), student club in 2017 where she remained as the Advisor until 2019. She previously served as a board member of IGDA Charlotte from 2014-2019.

Ellen is a certified:
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Adobe Captivate Specialist
 

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