Dave Underwood

Last Updated: 08/25/2014

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Dave Underwood provides support for students and faculty at CU-Boulder who use multimedia in their learning, teaching, research and creative works.

While Dave's training and education (Community College of Denver, 1986) are in graphic design, his primary role is to help faculty address the ever-growing demand for multimodal literacy into their curriculum. He is available to:

  • Help instructors design assignments and develop rubrics that are pedagogically sound, streamlined and well-defined.
  • Provide in-class lectures, brainstorming sessions, and workshops on topics such as graphic design, film language and storyboarding, typography and presentation design.
  • Coaching students in multimedia planning and production in support of their coursework.

Dave’s article on the evolution of his multimedia consulting at CU, “Beyond the Custodial: How a Campus Multimedia Lab Became Vital,” was published on Sept. 27, 2011, in the EDUCAUSE Review.

Dave co-authored an article with Associate Professor and Head of Performance Cecilia J. Pang, titled “Dream On:  An Acting Class Explores the Digital Landscape,” published in the EDUCAUSE Review on Monday, Dec. 10. The article is a wonderful description and analysis of how to integrate digital technology into assignments to support learning. In addition, it’s a great example of how ATCs collaborate with faculty.

Dave has authored a number of articles for The Inside Line, an EDUCAUSE Review guest blog, including:

Because he gets to work on creative projects with a broad sweep of passionate and motivated people, Dave is certain he has the best job on campus.

Outside the University, Dave's interests include cycling, skiing, hiking and music.