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Joel Gardner, PhD, CPT

Assistant Dean, Instructional Design Services

joel.gardner@franklin.edu

Profile

Dr. Joel Gardner is currently serving as the Assistant Dean of Instructional Design within the International Institute for Innovative Instruction. He began his career as a corporate trainer for a large financial services organization. Realizing his interest in effective training and instructional design, he pursued an MS and PhD in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences at Utah State University. He has previously worked as an Instructional Designer, Faculty Member, Program Chair and Department Chair at Franklin. As a scholar, Dr. Gardner has published several peer-reviewed articles on instructional strategies, educational technology, human performance technology, and instructional design leadership in a variety of educational settings. He claims raising his 5 children with his beautiful wife Katie as his greatest source of happiness and fulfillment.

Education

2011
Utah State University (Logan, Utah)
Doctor of Philosophy, Instructional Technology
2007
Utah State University (Logan, Utah)
Master of Science, Instructional Technology
2005
Westminster College (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Bachelor of Arts, Communications
2002
Snow College (Ephraim, Utah)
Associate of Arts, Speech/Theatre

Certifications

2017
Certified Performance Technologist (CPT), International Society for Performance Improvement, Expiration Date: 2020
2015
Protecting Human Research Participants, The National Institute of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research

Work Experience

2019 - Present
Franklin University, Assistant Dean, Instructional Design Services
2019 - 2019
Franklin University, Executive Director & Department Chair, Design Services
2017 - 2019
Franklin University, Executive Director, Design and Assessment
2015 - 2017
Franklin University, Department Chair and Instructional Designer
2012 - 2015
Franklin University, Program Chair
2010 - 2012
Franklin University, Faculty

Publications & Presentations

Bennett, P., & Gardner, J. (2020, Aug. 12). Learning through COVID-19: The Potential Positive Effects of Distancing. GradLeaders Webinar, Online.
Gardner, J., Renner, K., Bowen, A., & Chongwony, L. (2020). Forming an Intellectual Community of Practice for Scholarly Writing at a Professionally Focused University. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 51, pp. 129-143.
Gardner, J., Gardner PhD, CPT, J., Chongwony, L., & Tope, A. (2020). Instructional Design Leadership and Management Competencies: Job Description Analysis. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 23. https://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/spring231/Chongwony_Gardner_Tope231.html
Gardner, J. (2018). Get it done: 4 simple strategies to stop procrastinating and get the right things done. G7 Publications.
Gardner, J., & Chongwony, L. (2016, Dec. 31). How to analyze and improve human performance. AECT International Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Gardner, J., & LeVally, C. (2015, Jun. 30). Task-centered multimedia: Applying design theory to the creation of multimedia in a graduate course. Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
Wood, R., Gardner, J., Koehler, N., & Kong, Y. (2015, Jun. 4). How to design an excellent course. Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Columbus, OH.
Gardner, J. (2015, Jun. 30). How to teach like an award-winning instructor. Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
Gardner, J., Koehler, N., Kong, Y., Wood, R., & N/A, N. (2015, Jun. 4). How to Design an Excellent Course. Columbus, Ohio.
Washington , C., Yang, Y., Gardner, J., & Chongwony, L. (2014, Nov. 14). Going global: transnational education partnership models - challenges and opportunities. Franklin University Learning Showcase, Columbus, Ohio.
Gardner, J., Carder, B., Flood, E., & Taylor, S. (2014, Feb. 28). Using a Team Approach to Redesign the First Course in a Master's Level Instructional Design and Performance Improvement Program. 2014 Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Blacksburg, Virginia.
Gardner, J., Taylor, S., Flood, E., & Carder, B. (2014, Jan. 31). Using a Team Approach to Redesign the First Course in a Master's Level Instructional Design and Performance Improvement Program.. Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Blacksburg, VA.
Gardner, J. (2013, Apr. 30). Instructional design and human performance technology.. American Electric Power Learning Conference.
Gardner, J. (2013, Apr. 30). Training that works. Cardinal Health Learning Conference.
Gardner, J. (2013, Mar. 31). Teaching and training that works. Central Ohio Organization of Public Purchasers, Columbus, OH.
Gardner, J. (2012, May. 31). Instructional design in the knowledge society. Master of Learning and Innovation, Rotterdam University., Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Gardner, J. (2012, Feb. 28). Reflections on instructional design. Instructional Technology Student Association, Utah State University, Utah State University.
Gardner, J. (2012, Jun. 30). Proven strategies: Teaching and training that works.. Franklin University Faculty and Alumni Conference, Columbus, OH.
Gardner, J., Chongwony, L., Yang, Y., & Luyegu, E. (2012, Nov. 30). The invisibles forces that affect instructional design.. 2012 AECT International Convention, Louisville, KY.
Gardner, J. (2012, Jul. 31). Generational differences. Central Ohio Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development meeting, Columbus, OH.
Gardner, J., & Francom, G. (2012, Oct. 31). What is task-centered learning?. 2012 AECT International Convention, Louisville, KY.
Gardner, J. (2011, May. 31). Training using first principles of instruction. Mid-Ohio Chapter of HDI., OH.
Gardner, J., Unger, K., Montalto-Rook, M., Kim, M., Hong, Y., & Baran, E. (2011, Nov. 30). Open educational technology content: Where to access it and how to share your own?. 2011 AECT International Convention, Jacksonville, FL.
Gardner, J. (2011, Nov. 30). Responding to cultural differences in Somali students. K-12 students for Columbus Council on World Affairs, OH.
Gardner, J., Bentley, J., & Cropper, M. (2011, Nov. 30). 5 star course design: Hands on design for educational transformation. AECT International Convention, Jacksonville, FL.
Gardner, J., Yang, Y., Luyegu, E., & Chongwony, L. (2011, Nov. 30). The invisibles forces that affect instructional design.. 2011 AECT International Convention, Jacksonville, FL.
Gardner, J., Jeon, T., Clark, R., Belland, B., & Podgorski, G. (2010, Oct. 31). Testing the efficacy of Merrill's first principles of instruction. 2012 AECT International Convention, Anaheim, CA.
Gardner, J., Clark, R., & Jeon, T. (2010, Mar. 31). Interactive concept map. Southwest Blackboard Vista Users Group Conference, Logan, UT.
Gardner, J. (2010, Mar. 31). Why many online courses stink. Southwest Blackboard Vista Users Group Conference, Logan, UT.
Gardner, J., Marx, S., Hays, M., Johnson, K., Sheridan, D., Thurgood, L., & Westenskow, A. (2010). Theory and Educational Research: Toward Critical Social Explanation by Jean Anyon.
Gardner, J., Jeon, T., & Joeckel, G. (2009, Jun. 30). Context-specific instructional design in higher education. the Teaching with Technology Idea Exchange, Orem, UT.
Gardner, J., & Jeon, T. (2009, Apr. 30). Teaching Banner: online training that actually works. Intermountain Graduate Research Symposium of 2009, Logan, UT.
Gardner, J., Podgorski, G., & Jeon, T. (2009, Mar. 31). Do concept maps help in learning biology?. Biology Leadership Conference, Tuscon, AZ.
Gardner, J., Jeon, T., & Podgorski, G. (2009, Jul. 31). Do concept maps help in learning biology?. Transforming Undergraduate Biology Education: Mobilizing the Community for Change, Washington, D.C.
Gardner, J., Fitt, M., & Bentley, J. (2008, Nov. 30). Rays of change: Towards a better framework for doctoral dissertation literature reviews in instructional technology. 2008 AECT International Convention, Orlando, FL.
Gardner, J., Robertshaw, M., Leary, H., Bentley, J., & Eastmond, N. (2007, Nov. 30). Experiential lessons from a five-year program evaluation partnership.. 2007 annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Balitimore, MD.
Gardner, J., Bentley, J., & Cropper, M. (2007, Oct. 31). Where's the oscar award for outstanding online instruction?. 2007 AECT International Convention, Anaheim, CA.

Professional Service

2011
Committee Member
Faculty Graduate Council
2011
Committee Member
Personnel Faculty Committee
2011
Faculty Mentor
Franklin Student Coaching Program
2010
Committee Member
Faculty Development Committee
2008
Faculty Mentor
Faculty Assistance Center for Teaching
2006
Officer, President/Elect/Past
Instructional Technology Student Association
2004
Workshop Organizer
Discover Card Financial Services
2001
Faculty Mentor
Rose Education Foundation
2001
Officer, President/Elect/Past
Snow College Spanish Club
2000
Member
The Kage KAGJ 89.5 FM