Dennis Dell

Dennis Dell

Learning Design & Technology
Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Dennis graduated from Purdue University in 2004 with a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology.

He completed his Masters in Telecommunications at Indiana University, Bloomington, as well as his undergraduate degree. He has worked in the field of distance education, since 1975 – before the term distance education was coined. He was employed at IUPUI in the fields, of Social Work, Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing.

He was the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence for the TQE Grant at Metropolitan State University in Denver, and is currently the Director of Instructional and Online Technologies at Ivy Tech for Central Region in Indianapolis.

The Dell family has a West Lafayette, Indiana address, but actually live in the town of Battle Ground, where President William Henry Harrison fought the battle of Tippecanoe.


Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, specialization in Learning Design and Technology, College of Education, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 2004.
Instructional design and development, adult and distance education, interactive multimedia, digital/desktop video, and Web-based instruction.
Thesis: CBAM as an Indicator of Faculty Development in an Online Practicum Course

M.S., Telecommunications, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1975. Television/video, film and audio production, including instructional design. Business related study of management, marketing, and accounting.

B.A., Double Major, Psychology and Sociology, Honors Division, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1972.

Practical Electronics Program, Two Year Certificate, Purdue University, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Communications and Medical Electronics, 1979.

Select Publications

Dell, D., (2002). Learning Management Systems. Billings, D.M. (Ed.), Conversations in E-Learning. Pensacola, FL: Pohl Publishing.

Dell, D., (2002). Advanced Tools: Video and Audio. Billings, D.M. (Ed.), Conversations in E-Learning. Pensacola, FL: Pohl Publishing.

Ph.D. Thesis: CBAM as an Indicator of Faculty Development in an Online Practicum Course, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.


2011 – present
Director, Instructional Technology & Online Technologies at Ivy Tech Community College Central Indiana (Indianapolis). Responsible for the direction, development and management of instructional technology and distance education technology programs and initiatives. Provides leadership and support for instruction utilizing new and emergent technologies through traditional, hybrid, or distance education.

2007- 2011
Director, Instructional Technology & Online Technologies at Ivy Tech Community College Southwest Indiana (Evansville). Provide leadership and guidance to faculty for curriculum development, design, and implementation of student learning activities utilizing technologies for instruction. Assist faculty with development of instructional media for traditional and online courses. Manage the instructional resource center and provide faculty development and training for online courses. Coordination distance education courses for the campus.

2005 – 2007
Director, Center for Teaching Excellence for Teacher Quality Enhancement at Metropolitan State College of Denver. Development and implementation of a physical and virtual repository for resources, research, and best practices on teaching and learning, and to assist faculty members with curriculum development, implementation, assessment, and the integration of technology into courses.

1997- 2005
Learning Resources Coordinator and Adjunct Assistant Professor for Indiana University School of Nursing Center for Teaching and Lifelong Learning at the Indiana University Medical Center of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Supervision of a learning lab, including the scheduling of instructional spaces, budgeting, and purchasing of instructional materials, equipment, and software. Scheduling and operation of the videoconferencing systems and the coordination of Web-based courses for distance education. Assist faculty with course development and utilization of instructional technologies, including Web-based courses and videoconferencing for university credit and continuing education contact hours.

Producer/Director-Administration for Continuing Engineering Education (Engineering Professional Education), College of Engineering of Purdue University. Responsible for all the administrative aspects of the Instructional Technologies Facility, scheduling TV studios, satellites, and networks, IHETS (Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System) and NTU (National Technological University). Production/development of courses, telecourses (credit and non-credit), assisting faculty with instructional and media design.

Producer/Director for the Medical Educational Resources Program (MERP) and Continuing Medical Education for the Indiana University School of Medicine, located on the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis campus. Supervisor of the live telecast facility. Responsibilities included: crew supervision and management of the Indiana University School of Nursing Graduate Telecourses Program, transmitted over IHETS. Also directed live teleconferences for the Medical Television Network (MTN).

Production Assistant for MERP and the Indiana University School of Medicine at Indianapolis. Responsibilities included: network master control operation for the Medical Television Network (MTN), which is transmitted throughout Indiana. Directed and edited studio and remote productions airing on MTN.

Technician for the School of Social Work Audio-Visual Center, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, included the management of a small TV studio and media center.

Professional Memberships

Association for Educational Communications and Technology

Courses Taught

EDCI 57200
EDCI 57700
EDCI 67000