Dr. Andrew Black received his PhD in Education from Capella University in the spring of 2010. Dr. Black also holds an MBA in Technology Management, and MS in Healthcare Informatics, and undergraduate degrees in Electronics Engineering Technology and Business. Dr. Black has professional experience in IT operations management since 1990, plus more than13 years in higher education leadership and teaching roles. Dr. Black currently works as an Assistant Professor teaching multiple online courses, and the Executive Director of Educational Technologies for the University of Utah College of Nursing, working with the University teaching and technology support offices. In his Executive Director role, Dr. Black works with faculty to consult in the development of their distance courses through the Canvas learning management system, and through synchronous distance technologies, and manages the Multimedia Creation Station within the College supporting faculty in the development of enhanced content for course delivery. During 2008-2010, in his IT Director role, Dr. Black led in designing, building and implementing state-of-the art technologies for the completely remodeled College of Nursing building, including distance education-equipped classrooms and a new simulation learning facility with advanced audio/visual and recording systems and medication dispensation equipment. Dr. Black has managed IT operations for a multi-national Fortune 500 construction company, and was also responsible for managing the IT infrastructure and operations for the 1.5 Billion dollar I-15 reconstruction project in Salt Lake City, prior to the 2002 Winter Olympics. Dr. Black has taught classes for ITT Technical Institute, Salt Lake City School District, Salt Lake Community College, Stevens Henager College/Independence University and the University of Utah College of Nursing.