I am a multimedia instructional designer at EdMedia, part of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I am currently working with internal and external clients designing websites, mobile applications, learning modules, and other interactive products.
Prior to EdMedia I was an advertising faculty member at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where I taught New Media Design, Strategic Communications Graphics, Social & Mobile Media and Visual Literacy courses. I was involved with a NIH grant project developing mobile applications that are interactive comics for the World of Viruses project. In 2011, I was named an Apple Distinguished Educator for creative uses of technology in education.
A graduate from Iowa State University’s College of Design I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts specializing in Visual Studies. My degree had an emphasis in Drawing, Photography, & Computer Graphics and included a semester abroad at Swansea University in Wales. I also hold an interdisciplinary master’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Marketing, Communication, and Advertising. Currently, I am working towards a Ph.D. at UNL in Instructional Technology with an emphasis in informal learning using emerging technologies.
I have worked as a designer in the Midwest and Southwest. After some time in Des Moines, Iowa at a video production house I moved to Tucson, Arizona and worked in the trade show industry. While in the desert I maintained Web sites as well as designed and produced a wide variety of print materials, primarily large-format graphics, for trade shows and conventions.
In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my wife, Madeline, being with friends, technology, photography, art, playing guitar, cooking, learning and traveling. In a former life, I played drums in a punk band for almost five years, and recorded with a country band called Moonshine Radio. I also have a freelance design business, www.waglerdesigns.com.