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Franklin University

Joel Gardner, PhD

Executive Director of Design and Assessment
Dr. Joel Gardner currently serves as the Program Chair of the Instructional Design and Performance Technology Master’s Degree at Franklin University. He began his career as a corporate trainer for a large financial services organization. He is also co-curator of the EdTech Dojo, a place where students, educators, and trainers learn about and discuss the application of educational technology and instructional design. Realizing his interest in effective training and instructional design, he earned a MS and a PhD in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences at Utah State University. He has also worked as an Instructional Designer at Utah State in the Faculty Assistance Center for Teaching and was an Instructional Design Faculty Member in the College of Arts, Sciences, & Technology at Franklin University.
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