LDT Community

Get to know us!

While choosing a degree program, it's important to find an academic community that you can grow with and feel a part of. With this in mind, we invite you to learn more about the Learning Design & Technology community at BGSU.

Visit our Faculty and Staff page to learn more about and contact our professors in the College of Technology.

Check out positions our recent Alumni hold and read about their experiences in the LDT degree completion program below!

Christine Speer

Cleveland Clinic
Referemce Laboratory Technician
Bachelors of Science Advanced Technological Edication 2011

“Receiving my Bachelors of Science degree in Advanced Technical Education was a wonderful and amazing accomplishment for me. At 39 years old, I was a nontraditional student, returning to school after several years, and also a completely online student. I started the ATE online program in Fall 2010. The all-online offering allowed me to attend school as a full-time student and at the same time work full time. Due to the wonderful convenience of this program I was able to finish the degree in Summer 2011. My experience of being a nontraditional student at BGSU was amazing, and I am happy to tell others about the positive experience I had in the program.”

Daniel Pawlicki

Technology Consulting/Infrastructure Support
Hewlett-Packard Company
Bowling Green State University, Bachelor of Science in Technology,
Advanced Technological Education (ATE), 2007
Bowling Green State University-Firelands, Associate of Arts, 2006

“In 2005, I returned to college to complete my degree in a field that was more relative to my current position and more in line with my career aspirations. I researched online degree programs as well as local colleges and universities in Northwest Ohio and Southeastern Michigan and the Advanced Technological Education program at Bowling Green State University was the best fit. Not only did I learn how to effectively utilize technology based educational and training systems, but it also taught me about forecasting and project management. The knowledge and the skills that I gained have allowed me to become more effective in my position and to assume more advanced projects and responsibilities within my company.”

Donna Beam

Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Director of Operations
Associates Degree obtained from Owens Community College, 1979;
Bachelor’s Degree obtained in August, 2004

“My degree provided me new opportunities within the organization. The Professors knowledge and passion for excellence provided me the opportunity to broaden my horizons. The Professors are passionate about providing the best education and I am proud to be a graduate of the ATE program. I promote the program to individuals who indicate that they would like to return to college to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree.”

Frank Kohler

Bowing Green State University
Student Technology Assistant for the Division of Student Affairs
Bachelor of Science, ATE, 2010 and Master of Education, Learning Design 2012

“BGSU’s online degree ATE program is ideal for transitioning adult learning. One can advance and/or complete their degree from home or during work breaks. The degree enhances job promotion or search by gaining knowledge on how technology affects the workplace and society in our daily lifestyle. The ATE program translates how technology affects information flow through multiple mediums. Ultimately, this student acquired the knowledge base to use technology for management, assessment, training, and interacting with staff members effectively. In addition, the ATE program allowed me to enter the graduate program to complete a Master’s degree in education. A current pursuit is a doctoral degree to better interact with management and training within the higher education community.”

Jaye Baum-Gangwer

Bowling Green State University
Office of Campus Activities
2009 Bachelor of Science in Technology, ATE
2002 Associate of Liberal Arts, Liberal Studies

“The instructors in the ATE program transform learning into a complete educational experience with practical application. The skills obtained in the ATE program have allowed me to contribute to our office. My contributions have led to me being given new opportunities and challenges within our department.”

Misty Green

Ashland University
Site Director/College Transitions Counselor
AAS 2007; BS in ATE 2010; Me.d in Learning Design - This fall 2012

“Faculty are dedicated to your success and supporting your achievements to get there. Vested in education, and passionate about the program, ATE was a springboard for my continuance in my Graduate program and ultimately fostering my goals to lead to my current career with AU.”