Joel Gardner, Ph.D.

Joel Gardner, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Design & Assessment

Dr. Gardner is currently an instructional designer and department chair for the International Institute for Innovative Instruction at Franklin University. He began his career as a corporate trainer for a large financial services organization. Realizing his interest in effective training and instructional design, he pursued an MS and PhD in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences at Utah State University. He has also worked as an Instructional Designer at Utah State in the Faculty Assistance Center for Teaching.

As a scholar, Dr. Gardner has published several peer-reviewed articles on the effective use of instructional strategies in a variety of settings. He has taught at the graduate level at several institutions of higher education. Dr. Gardner recently received the Robert L. Bailey Graduate Teaching Award at Franklin University and has received many other awards and recognitions.