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Beck Sullivan, MMA

Senior Program Manager, Curriculum and Information Design

As the manager of the Center’s Instructional Design and Production team, Beck leads the work of a talented group of development and production professionals. This team creates interactive online training and produces print, video, web, multimedia, and instructor-led training materials. The team also oversees the Center’s learning management system and supports the Center’s information technology.

Beck and her teams have won more than 50 awards in various national and regional competitions, such as the Telly Awards, Worldfest Houston, and the National Council on Family Relations. She is a passionate advocate for the use of evidence-based learning science and high-end production values in the instructional design, development, and production of training aimed at improving performance.

Mirroring the Center’s positive feedback loop, the Instructional Design and Production team has embedded a practice of ongoing self-evaluation and professional improvement. This ethic allows the team to stay current and anticipate future trends.

Beck’s career includes nine years in public radio and commercial television news where she won awards for her work on documentaries and series. She has been recognized in particular for her success in bringing the voices of real people—children, victims, caseworkers, law officers—to training media. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of North Dakota and her MMA from the University of South Carolina.

“All our work is directed at supporting the professionals who assist our most vulnerable children and adults,” says Beck. “I believe when we’re invested and do our best, it’s a way to acknowledge and respect their work.”