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Dann Hurlbert

Dann Hurlbert

About Me

Dann Hurlbert is Carleton College's Media & Design Specialist, and he works directly with faculty to develop effective instructional videos and to evaluate associated learning and video effectiveness. Prior to Carleton, Dann spent 15 years teaching video production and theatre and worked as a professional actor and director — appearing in 50+ television commercials and nearly that many stage productions. His MFA thesis included producing an instructional video entitled How to Write and Produce Your Own High School Musical, which is currently being distributed through Films Media Group. He’s got a certificate in online teaching through UW Stout and has loads of experience as both a face-to-face and online instructor. He also designed and manufactured the Little Promptera personal teleprompter that helps educators easily create and flawlessly delivery their own video content.  The LP2 is now available on Amazon and

You'll often hear Dann advocate for the use of video . . . but only when it's both engaging and developed with assessment in mind.

Education & Professional History

MFA in Digital Cinema, National University, CA, 2009; BSED English & Theatre Education, Univeristy of South Dakota, 1997

Designer and CEO of Little Prompter.

Writer, Director, Editor, and Producer of Educational Video entitled How to Write and Produce Your Own High School Musical, currently being distibuted through Films Media Group.

Professional Actor & Director 2002-2014 (Appeared in 50+ commercials for companies including Best Buy, Rapala, Holiday Inn, Buffalo Wild Wings, Wings Financial, MN Twins, and many more)

AV Director & Film/Theater Instructor, ISD 197, 2004-2014

Theater & Communications Instructor, Aberdeen Central High School, 1999-2002 

At Carleton since 2014

Highlights & Selected Accomplishments

E-Learning and Online Teaching Certificate, UW Stout, 2017

FAA Unmanned Aircraft Pilot Certification, 2017

Extron Certified AV Associate Certification, 2015

MN 7-12 English & Communications Teaching License

Apple Certified Final Cut Pro 7 Instructor, 2009

Innovator of the Year, ISD 197, 2008  

Profile updated August 2, 2019

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