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Nicholas Bongers

  • ABD - Educational Leadership
  • Instructional Designer
  • Oakland University

    Research interests

    online pedagogyonline course designonline course developmentinstructional designonline education


    Nic Bongers is currently an Instructional Graphic Designer at Oakland University's e-Learning & Instructional Support Department. He is also an Adjunct Instructor at Henry Ford Community College. There, Nic teaches graphics courses such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and Typography. His professional graphic design experience started in 2000, and he started teaching at under-graduate level in 2007. Accolades include awards from the National Association of Campus Activities,Specialty Graphic Imaging Association, The Small Business Times, and the Wisconsin Sign Association. Work has appeared on TV show Orange County Choppers, and replicated on motorcycle toys. Nic is currently enrolled in a PhD. program at Oakland University concentrating on Educational Leadership in Higher Education Administration. His topic of interest is aiming to identify predictors that can positively or negatively impact the working relationship between online faculty and instructional designers during course development. Specialties: Art Art History Graphic Design Teaching / Training e-Learning Instructional Design Digital Photography

    Professional experience

    Instructional Designer

    Oakland University

    February 2008 - Present

    Adjunct Instrctor

    Henry Ford Community College

    August 2007 - Present

    Online Adjunct Instructor

    The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

    April 2010 - April 2011(a year)


    PhD Educational Leadership (Higher Ed.)

    Oakland University

    July 2010 - May 2014(4 years)

    Post-Master's Degree - Higher Education Administration

    Oakland City University

    July 2010 - September 2012(2 years)

    Master of Fine Arts - Graphic Design

    Miami International Institute of Art & Design

    April 2006 - April 2008(2 years)