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E J LeBlanc

Instructional Designer and Developer


  • My name is EJ LeBlanc.
  • I'm an instructional designer and developer, an educator, and a writer.
  • Send me an email: ej@ejleblanc.com.
  • You can skype me at elisha.james.leblanc.
  • I live near Washington, D.C., in the United States, and I work remotely with people all over the world.

Professional Profile

I love learning. I especially love learning complex systems and then teaching others to do the same - while making whatever I'm working on as awesome and impactful as I can along the way.

I define education as the art of bringing out our best. That's why my art is the science of doing just that.

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Skills and CV

A broad brush leaves broad strokes

There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Measure of a Man

Instructional Design

I idenify and meet learning needs.

Human Performance

I identify and meet performance needs.

E-Learning Development

I use Storyline, Captivate, Lectora, Camtasia, and more to create great learning experiences.

Multimedia Development

I make websites, videos, animations, graphics, narration, and gamification.

Publications - Non-fiction

Surry, D.W., Baker III, F.W., Morgan, R.E, LeBlanc, E.J., & Beck, B. (2014). Content analysis of articles published in open access and traditional access educational technology journals. In Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (Vol. 2014, No. 1, pp. 1462-1477). Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/ p/130972/proceeding_ 130972.pdf

LeBlanc, E.J. (January 9, 2011). Assessment of the Advanced Helicopter Rescue School: An Assessment of Existing Training. Mobile, AL: Harkcon, Inc, for the United States Coast Guard.

Publications - Fiction

LeBlanc, E.J. (2014). The Find: Book One in the SiteFind Series / Act 1 - Discovery. Retrieved from http://www.amazon.com/The-Find-SiteFind-Series-Discovery-ebook/dp/B00I0LXGBG


LeBlanc, E.J. (March 25, 2013). Designing interactive e-learning for your students. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013. Lecture conducted representing Harkcon, Inc., New Orleans, LA.

Rodgers, V., LeBlanc, E.J., & Hibberts, M. (September 12-14, 2012). Improving USCG assessment and performance through information management: The enhanced Daily Progress Report project. United States Coast Guard Human Performance Technology Conference 2012. Lecture conducted representing Harkcon, Inc., Williamsburg, VA.

Martinez, A., Hibberts, M., & LeBlanc, E.J. (September 12-14, 2012). We know it's painful, but watch it anyway! The challenge of HC-144A computer-based training. United States Coast Guard Human Performance Technology Conference 2012. Lecture conducted representing Harkcon, Inc., Williamsburg, VA.

LeBlanc, E.J., & Potter, R. (September 12-14, 2012). Lessons learned from the Honoring 6535 Facebook page. United States Coast Guard Human Performance Technology Conference 2012. Lecture conducted representing Harkcon, Inc., Williamsburg, VA.

LeBlanc, E.J., & Martinez, A. (September 14-16, 2011). Train the task! Not the toy: Coast Guard instructor pilots and the simulated environment. United States Coast Guard Human Performance Technology Conference 2011. Lecture conducted representing Harkcon, Inc., Williamsburg, VA.

LeBlanc, E.J. (May 16, 2011). The Heart/Core Model: Understanding complex systems. Conference on Teaching and Learning. Poster presentation at the University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL.

LeBlanc, E.J. (November 3-5, 2010). The Heart/Core Model. 2010 Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA) conference. Poster presentation, Mobile, AL.


I like teaching people about the Bible. I enjoy serving in my church as a house church leader and in whatever other ways I can (being in the sound crew, singing songs, and making job aids). I like finding ways to identify and meet practical needs.

I have been a TechTrends article reviewer since September 2012.


I love reading, writing, thinking, and learning. I love science fiction - especially of the military variety (think of the Armor and Starship Troopers books [I am not fond of the movie]). My family and I often relax by playing video games (our favorite is all things Halo). I love learning about technology and thinking of creative and innovative uses for it.

I am looking for ways to serve in teams of highly motivated, passionate people who are dedicated to their craft. I want to work with people who masterfully bring meaningful and noteworthy projects to life.

  • Instructional Models
  • Learning Theory
  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • Servant Leadership
  • Video Games
  • Gamification
  • Writing
  • Science Fiction
  • Application Development
  • eLearning
  • Photography and Videography
  • Reading and Literature
  • Systems Theory
  • Invitational Theory


A sharp chisel etches deeply

It is not length of life, but depth of life.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

EJ LeBlanc, LLC

Lead Learning

2010 - PRESENT

I work with clients to design and develop professional websites, online training, company logos, graphics, and more. I also serve as a consultant that assists companies in designing and developing human performance and learning interventions ranging from job aids to advanced e-Learning.

And, in my spare time, I write. You can see my scifi books, the SiteFind Series, on Amazon here.

Harkcon, Inc.

Developer II

2013 - 2015
I served as Harkcon's lead multimedia developer while working on a broad array of projects. I worked remotely with colleagues and clients across the globe to design and develop e-Learning, instruction, graphics, videos, websites, and some other stuff. Even tried my hand at making an app with GameSalad.
Harkcon, Inc.

Advanced Distributed
Learning Specialist

2012 - 2013
I worked with Phil Floyd and Chuck Seay (government service audiovisual specialists) to produce advanced eLearning for pilots in the United States Coast Guard. I also led several social media efforts, produced videos, and trained my colleagues on how to make interactive pdf forms.
Harkcon, Inc.

Performance Analyst

2011 - 2012
In this position I used SABA's Accomplishment Based Curriculum Development (ABCD) methods to identify several needs in the United States Coast Guard. I conducted an assessment of the Advanced Helicopter Rescue School and changed the way student performance is evaluated in the USCG aviation community.

Designer and

While I was only in this position for a short while, I was able to make an immediate impact and document several improvements in the curriculum development process at the Department of Homeland Security's Center for Domestic Preparedness.
Program for the
Enhancement of
Teaching and
Learning (PETAL)

PETAL Assistant

2010 - 2011
Before the University of South Alabama's faculty development intervention became known as the Innovation in Learning Center (ILC), I worked with Rob Gray to maintain the PETAL schedule, write blog and newsletter articles, conduct videoconferences, create graphics, make videos, develop websites, and teach innovative pedagogical methods.
Faith Academy

English Educator

2005 - 2010
I did my very best to draw out the best from my students (mostly 8th graders) by providing them opportunities to read, think, and write in exciting and creative ways while answering the question, "What is love?"
United States Navy

Sonar Technician
for Submarines

1997 - 2002
I served my country with all that I had for five years. In this time I was awarded two Navy Achievement Medals, a good conduct medal, and more. I became the Junior Sea Sailor of the Year in 1999, and I was considered the number one AN/BQR-22A operator of the Atlantic Fleet. It was here that I fell in love with learning complex systems and teaching them to others.


A journey to bring out my best

Our task is to educate [our students'] whole being so they can face the future. We may not see the future, but they will and our job is to help them make something of it.

Sir Ken Robinson
The Element

University of
South Alabama

Instructional Design
and Development

2008 - 2010
Working and learning with people like Dan Surry, Rob Gray, Jack Dempsey, Burke Johnson, Ron Morgan, and many more, I was able to earn my Master of Science. I am deeply indebted to these people for opening my eyes to all the possibilities available in Intructional Systems Design - and for pushing me to be my best.
University of
North Florida

English Education

While earning my Bachelor of Arts in Secondary English Education, I learned about literacy, bringing literature to life, educational psychology (from Paul Eggen), and more. I am incredibly grateful for Phil Riner's influence on me regarding education, invitational theory, and systems thinking.
Florida Community
College at

Associate of Arts

Thanks to some classes I took while I was in the Navy, as well as taking as many classes as I could, I was able to earn my AA in one year. I am very grateful for the dynamic and dedicated professors and staff that helped me transition to civilian life during this time.


Make wherever you go better than when you found it

Status quo, you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in.'

Ronald Reagan
Remarks made at a reception for members
of the Associated General Contractors of America
March 16, 1981


Let's Keep In Touch

Please feel free to reach out to me if you want to connect or if you would like to know of my availiabity to work on a project with you. If you decide to reach me by Skype, please introduce yourself with a chat message or email before calling.

EJ LeBlanc
Springfield, Virginia, United States

My Social Networks

I look forward to sharing and learning with you.

Current Projects

Here are a few of the things I'm currently working on.

16+ hours of WBT for a Harkcon government client
SiteFind Series Book One: The Find
Harkcon Marketing Campaign

E J LeBlanc

Instructional Design
Human Performance
Media Development