Ben came to instructional technology via a circuitous path that involved professional experience in commercial and documentary film production and nearly a decade of teaching film production in higher education. Ben joined St. Olaf College in fall of 2013 as the Multimedia Instructional Technologist and moved to Assistant Director of Instructional Technology in 2015. In this capacity, Ben helps to shape the possibilities for integrating technology in teaching and learning via Information Technology's outreach and the work of the Digital Scholarship Center at St. Olaf (DiSCO). He holds a MA in Film Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction - Learning Technologies from the University of Minnesota. When not at work, Ben indulges his creative side by initiating film projects that remain perpetually unfinished.