Mark Werner
Associate Director, Academic Technology Learning Design

Mark Werner works at the intersection of communication, learning, and technology. Over his thirty-year career, he has been a technical editor, researcher, assistant professor, technology coordinator, and associate director. He edited an award-winning technology magazine at the University of Minnesota, a winning Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award application for IBM; he conducted technology transition research at the Software Engineering Institute; and has taught technical communication courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels at Carnegie Mellon University, CU Denver, and CU Boulder.

At CU Boulder, he taught web design and usability testing; and created a Technology Experimentation Center to facilitate exploration with academic technologies. He is active in participatory design projects, usability studies, and has helped develop a process for cross-disciplinary, and rapid, assessment of educational technologies. Currently he serves as the Associate Director of Academic Technology Learning Design in OIT. In that role, he leads ASSETT, as well as a team of learning experience designers, change managers, UX researchers, and a visual designer. His team improves learning by blending emerging technologies with innovative teaching methods. He is passionate about design thinking and teaching. When he’s not at work, he is often listening to blues music.