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Dann Hurlbert

Dann Hurlbert

About Me

Dann Hurlbert is Carleton College's Media & Design guru, and he works directly with faculty to develop powerful instructional videos — and to evaluate their effectiveness. Prior to Carleton, he spent 15 years teaching video production and theatre and worked as a professional actor and director — appearing in 40-50 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 recently developed and manufactured the Little Promptera personal teleprompter that helps educators easily create and flawlessly delivery their own video content.

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

Media & Design Specialist, Carleton College, 2014-Present

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

MFA in Digital Cinema, National University, CA, 2009

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

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

BSED English & Theatre Education, Univeristy of South Dakota, 1997

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 

Blended Learning Conference Presenter, Bryn Mawr, 2017

GusDay IT Conference, Macalester College, presenter, 2015

New Media Consortium Conference presenter, 2015

National Educational Theatre Association Conference, presenter, 2009

Minnesota Music Educators Association Conference, presenter, 2009

Minnesota Superintendents Conference, presenter, 2009

Communication, Theater Association Minnesota Conference, presenter, 2009

Minnesota Education Association Conference, presenter, 2008


As Listed on Department Staff Pages

Profile updated June 18, 2018

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