Kristie Weeks

Kristie Weeks
Professional Development Instructor

M.A. English

Kristie Weeks has dedicated her career to researching and educating adults in all aspects of professional communication: corporate trainer, higher education faculty member, technical communication professor, certified instructional designer, learning and development consultant, and federal government editor and communications liaison. Kristie gained a Master’s degree in English with a specialization in technical communication from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. Her career began as a Technical Editor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service where she spent over seven years assimilating and teaching ever-evolving federal communication standards to wildlife scientists.

Kristie transitioned into the software industry as a senior technical writer for a start-up software company that provided logistical software solutions to Fortune 500 clients such as Oracle, Kellogg’s, Levi Strauss, Weyerhaeuser, and Frito Lay. Kristie spent several weeks on each client’s site, learning complex technical processes to create user-friendly customized support documentation, presentations, proposals, newsletters, and press releases.

When Kristie transitioned to higher education in 2001, she developed a highly engaging and entertaining presentation style that reaches students on their level. Her passion for teaching has been honored 15 years in a row as Professor of the Year nominee, and she received the coveted 2017 LSU-Shreveport Dean’s Award, which pays tribute to distinctive service and achievements that positively impacted the LSUS mission both in and out of the classroom.

Since 2011, Kristie has worked as a professional development trainer in virtual and classroom environments for diverse corporations across north Louisiana and beyond. As a certified instructional designer, Kristie uses pedagogically sound techniques to motivate adult learners and to ensure that the training provides long-term retention and growth. Although grounded in theory, Kristie transforms traditional virtual and classroom settings into a fun, high-energy learning environment full of surprises.

More recently, Kristie has worked as a strategic Learning and Development Consultant to Verizon Business Group’s L&D training teams (2021-2023). Kristie developed training resources and provided guidance that ensured high-quality delivery of innovative virtual and classroom learning solutions.  Affiliated with LANTEC since 2019, Kristie joined our full time instructor cadre in 2023 and looks forward to lending her time and talent to our valued clientele across the United States and to our DoD service members/civilians stationed worldwide.

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"Kristie did an excellent job on teaching and explaining with this training. I would love to have her as an instructor again."