Angela Gunder serves as the Director of Instructional Design & Curriculum Development for the Office of Digital Learning. Angela came into instructional design rather circuitously, helming large-scale site designs as webmaster for The City College of New York, the honors college at ASU, and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). Her over fifteen year career as a designer for higher education informs her instructional design practice, where she leverages her expertise in usability, visual communication, programming, and standards-based online learning.
Angela holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Fine Art from Fordham University, and a M.Ed. in Education Technology from Arizona State University. Prior to her position at UA, she was a member of NOVA’s instructional design team, supporting over 23,000 students in 550 unique courses. Angela is an Associate Editor for the Teacher Education Board of MERLOT, and a Quality Matters certified peer reviewer and online facilitator. Her research interests include technology for second language acquisition, open educational resources, and emerging technology to promote digital literacy.
A voracious culinary nerd, Angela spends her free time composing, cooking and photographing original recipes for her food blog.