Shaffer is new Instructional Designer at campus
Penn State Lehigh Valley has announced that it has hired Dean Shaffer to serve as Instructional Designer for the campus. Shaffer will be responsible for working with faculty, students, and staff to assist with ANGEL, the University's online course management system, help with the design and development of hybrid and online courses, coordinate the video classroom network, and to oversee the Media Commons.
"I am thrilled to be part of the Penn State system and I am looking forward to working closely with the faculty, staff, and students," says Shaffer. "Penn State has so many resources available and I am eager to find new ways to incorporate technology into the educational experience here at the Lehigh Valley campus."
Shaffer previously served as director of distance education and instructional technology at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, Pa., and he also served as director of instructional technology at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. He has also worked as an educational technology analyst, biomedical photo/graphics specialist, and certified biomedical equipment technician at Lehigh Valley Health Network, and he was instructor of biomedical equipment technology at Lehigh Carbon Community College. He holds a master's degree in educational technology from Lehigh University and a bachelor's degree in photographic arts and sciences/professional photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology.