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Jon Messer
Academic Technology Consultant - Business, Law, Leadership Liaison
Courses Taught ISYS 398U Digital Media-Social Media

I taught online courses and face-to-face courses for several years at the undergraduate and continuing education level. This experience provides a first-hand look at how students learn and the role of faculty in the classroom (whether online or traditional) in the new technology landscape. My teaching and education allow me to easily work with faculty seeking to use technology to enhance instruction.

In my role as a trainer, I led a weeklong academy on Technology Facilitated Course Design, which guided faculty from course creation to syllabus to online teaching components. I thoroughly enjoy working with faculty to enhance the learning environment. My primary focus is faculty in the Business School, Law School and Leadership Studies area, however I work with faculty across the University. Along with my extensive knowledge of Blackboard, I support all technology use in the classroom from blogging (using Wordpress), clickers (using TurningTechnology), SMART Board, Learn Lab, wikis, 3D printing/modeling and digital storytelling. I also lead workshops to teach technologies and pedagogies around these and other technologies.

“Using Goodreader to Keep Journal Articles Organized, Aid Research”, Faculty Focus
“Enhancing Student Learning through Online Training Videos” webinar presenter for Atomic Learning
“Enhancing Student Learning through Online Training Videos” -Blackboard World
Using Online Video Training through Atomic Learning" - Virginia Blackboard Users Group
"Social by Nature…How to Approach Technology Today" - The Resource Center's Teachers Toolbox
"Social by Nature…but What About Nurture?" - The Resource Center's Teachers Toolbox
“Professional Development Workshop on Qwizdom student response systems” Co-presenter to Petersburg City School District, Petersburg, VA
“A Family-based Approach to the Lost Art of Teaching Faith Stories to Children”, REA:APPRRE Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA
“Teaching Children Baptist Heritage”, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly, Atlanta, GA
“Introduction of Christianity to the Cherokee Nation” 
Professional Experience
Instructor, United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH
Course taught: TL502 Instructional Teaching Strategies (online course)
Adjunct Instructor, University of Richmond (SPCS)
Course taught: ISYS 398U Digital Media-ocial Media
Instructor, School of Christian Ministry, Richmond, VA
Courses taught: Baptist Identity, Small Group Dynamics, Teaching the Small Group Study
Adjunct Instructor, Bluefield College, Bluefield, VA
Courses taught: Ethics, Biblical Perspective
M.Div., Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, VA 2003
Christian Education
B.A., Belmont University 1999
Contact Information
337 Boatwright Library
(804) 287-6872
Areas of Expertise
Adult Learning
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Classroom Assessment