Donnie Sendelbach


As the Director of Academic Technology at Denison University, Donnie Sendelbach helps faculty and students discover and master technologies that enhance teaching and learning. During the pandemic, her team successfully pivoted Denison courses to remote and then two different sequential iterations of hyflex while actively contributing to campus retention efforts. She is serving on the Five Colleges of Ohio Collaborative on Digital Engagement and Experience steering committee after having done so for the Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship. In addition to completing the Educause Management Institute, she served on the ELI Liberal Arts Working Group and planning committees for the EDUCAUSE ELI Annual and the Midwest conferences. At DePauw University, she held the positions of director of Instructional and Learning Services and director of the Information Technology Associates Program for on-campus internships. As an Academic Technology Specialist at Lake Forest College, she was a Co-Director of the Virtual Burnham Initiative, an NEH Digital Humanities Project, and the Manager of the Brown Technology Resource Center. She served as the Director of Humanities Computing and also taught as a Lecturer in Russian at Lawrence University. Previously, she was the Mellon Technology Fellow in Writing at Bard College while teaching ESL composition courses. After completing her Ph.D. in Slavic Literatures at The Ohio State University, she taught Russian language and literature along with English as a Second Language before beginning a career in instructional technology. More information available:

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