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Current position:

Daniel S. Christian Daniel S. Christian
Senior Instructional Designer | Teaching & Learning Group
Calvin College Information Technology
Grand Rapids, MI |

Major Responsibilities

  • Managing Calvin's Teaching & Learning Digital Studio
  • Project managing Calvin's Smart Classroom-Related Projects
  • Project managing and/or serving as a team member on various IT-related projects
  • Scanning, researching, selecting, implementing, documenting, and supporting the best, most-relevant, promising technologies that can positively impact Calvin's students, faculty, and staff

One of my dreams/passions/what I'm working on:

  • Helping to create the future of higher education -- making it much more personalized, engaging, relevant, and affordable while aiming to increase students' long-term ROI

Background in:

  • Selecting and implementing powerful, strategic, cost-effective technologies
  • Project management
  • Customer service
  • Technical support
  • Instructional design
  • Web design and production
  • Communications
  • Multimedia
  • Systems administration
  • Corporate IT/Systems-related projects
  • Training
  • Managing students

Employment background:

  • 15 years in Fortune 500 companies
  • 13 years in the world of higher education



Northwestern University
BS in Economics

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Northwestern University's University College
(now called School of Continuing Studies)
Certificate in Computer Studies

Northwestern University University College - Chicago Campus

San Francisco State University's Multimedia Studies Program
Certificate in Web Design & Production

SFSU's Downtown Campus

Capella University
Master's in Instructional Design for Online Learning (100% online)





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