Christian Rogers

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Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Telephone: 419.308.3104
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Provide overall expertise in the utilization of media and pervasive technology to aide in the instructional design process in STEM, public and medical education


Roadmap & Projects

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Courses Taught

CGT 34600 – Digital Video & Audio – IUPUI
Covers the use of digital technologies for video and audio focused toward use in multimedia, internet, and animation products. Students examine the methods for creating, sampling, and storing digital video and digital audio and the constraints placed on these media assets when used for media-based products. Emphasis is placed upon the technology of digital video and audio including formats, data rates, compressors, and the advantages and disadvantages of the different technologies.

CGT 35100 – Interactive Multimedia Design – IUPUI
Interactive multimedia is the uses of content forms that includes a combination of text, audio, still images, animation, video, and interactivity content forms sometimes called “rich media” or interactive multimedia that describes as electronic media devices used to store and experience multimedia content.¿ Examples of interactive multimedia are DVS Menu’s, Online Applications, Presentations, Kiosks, ATM’s, DVD Menus, Information Screens (Airports, Restaurants, etc), Computer Games, and many other forms of communication.

CGT 44600 – Technical Animation & Direction – IUPUI
This course focuses on the documentary style of video production and brings special emphasis to creative storytelling. Students examine the intermediate methods for creating, sampling, and storing digital video and digital audio and the constraints placed on these media assets when used for media based products. Emphasis is placed upon the techniques for producing testimonial/documentary style video projects. We will use professional cameras, lights, and audio equipment to produce class-based projects.

CGT 45100 – Multimedia Application Development – IUPUI
This course builds on the basic principles of interactive multimedia and builds towards intermediate methods in interactive media. Interactive multimedia is the uses of content forms that includes a combination of text, audio, still images, animation, video, and interactivity content forms sometimes called “rich media” or interactive multimedia that describes as electronic media devices used to store and experience multimedia content. Examples of interactive multimedia are DVD menu’s, Online Application, Presentations, kiosks, ATM’s, DVR Menus, Information Screens (Airports, Restaurants, etc), Computer Games, and many other forms of communication.

VCT 2680 – Video Fundamentals – BGSU
Basic principles of single-camera video and audio production theory, process, and techniques. This course provides students with hands-on experience in planning, shooting, and editing video presentations. Syllabus – Click Here Sample Lessons – Lab 3 – Framing & MovementProject 1 – The PSAProject 2 – The Documentary

VCT 3690 – Intermediate Video Production – BGSU
Intermediate principles of single-camera video and audio production techniques focusing on promotional and industrial forms of video production. Students will build on the concepts of video production theory, process and techniques learned in VCT 2680. Syllabus – Click Here Sample Lessons – Lab 2 – After EffectsProject 1 – The Training VideoProject 2 – The TrailerProject 3 – The Documentary

VCT 4690 – Advanced Video Production – BGSU
Advanced course in industrial video and audio production techniques, emphasis on non-linear editing. Includes multi camera shooting and editing. Advanced audio and lighting techniques. Syllabus – Click Here Sample Lessons – Stop MotionKinetic TypeLogo BuildMotion TrackingMajor Project VCT 1030 – Introduction to Visual Communication Technology – BGSU This course provides an introduction to visual communication theory and processes. Students are exposed to multi-media development, video production, photography, and printing techniques as they relate to solving communication problems. Syllabus – Click Here Sample Lessons – Week 1 – BasicsWeek 11 – CapstoneEssay Assignment

Advanced VCT 1030 lab that provides students with hands-on experience working with real-world clients. Students work in a team structure and paired with a project manager (second year ViaMedia student) to work with a client on a video, print, interactive media or photography project.

You may find examples of my students work by clicking here.

Christian Rogers, Ph.D.

Received Bachelors of Science in Visual Communications Technology, a Masters of Education in Career & Technology Education at Bowling Green State University & a Ph.D. at the University of Toledo in the field of educational technology with a focus in media production. While earning a PhD, he was a Lecturer & Academic Advisor in the Visual Communication Technology program at BGSU, teaching  courses in cross-media integration and overseeing the video production track.

Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in Computer Graphics Technology in the Purdue School of Engineering & Technology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).  He teaches courses in the fundamentals of video production to advanced motion design and conducts research in the area of media theory, experiential learning and pervasive technology in the area of STEM education.

His industry experience is quite diverse, with over thirteen years in the visual communications field, having worked for many different organizations and institutions.


2013 – Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction – Educational Technology
University of Toledo – Toledo, Ohio

2006  – Masters in Education – Career & Technology Education
Bowling Green State University – Bowling Green, Ohio

2004 – Bachelor of Science in Technology -Visual Communications Technology
Bowling Green State University – Bowling Green, Ohio


Academic Positions

Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis – 2013 – Present
Assistant Professor, Computer Graphics Technology
Purdue School of Engineering & Technology

  • Teaches courses in video production, motion graphics and interactive media
  • Serves as Faculty Senator for the Department of Computer Information & Graphics Technology
  • Redeveloping video production and motion design track
  • Mentor for CyberLab Course Networking interns

Bowling Green State University – 2006 – 2013
Instructor (2006-May 2012)
Lecturer (May 2012-July 2013)
Visual Communications Technology, College of Technology

  • Oversaw video production track: teaching introductory, intermediate and
    advanced video production
  • Taught courses in media communication and client relationship
  • Supervised multiple internship experiences (including ESPN, MTV, Nickelodian)
  • Continuing academic advisor for over 60 students in the Visual Communications Technology degree program
  • Advised 23 students in the Technology Education degree program (2006-2007)
  • Managed six graduate assistants in Intro to Visual Communications course
  • Redeveloped Visual Communication Technology service-learning course

Bowling Green State University – 2004 – 2008
Instructor, Continuing & Extended Education                                              

  • Taught workshops in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Final Cut Pro, Motion & DVD Studio Pro
  • Consistently received excellent to outstanding ratings on instructor evaluations

Bowling Green State University – 2004 – 2006
Teaching Assistant, Department of Visual Communication Technology
College of Technology

  • Taught three sections of Introduction to Visual Communication and Technology
  • Served as lead instructor teaching both lecture and lab for intro course

Sylvania Northview High School – Sep 2003 – Dec 2003
Sylvania, OH

  • Taught classes in video production, photography, photojournalism, computer-aided design, information technology, and web design.
  • Developed lesson plans following Tech-Prep Curriculum Standards.

University of Findlay – Jan 2003 – Aug 2003
Academic Technology Assistant(Intern)
Findlay, OH

  • Trained faculty in media applications: Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, iDVD, and portfolio creation.
  • Co-taught one ESL course with the Dean of Education on web design.
  • Coordinated a week-long training program for faculty on server and network administration provided by Apple Computer.
  • Developed the business plan to open a computer store within the University Bookstore.

Bowling Green City Schools – Aug 2001 – May 2005
Trainer & Technician
Bowling Green, OH

  • Taught workshops on video creation and Adobe Creative Suite to principals
    and teachers
  • Provided technical assistance for over 100 Apple systems within the school district

Hudson City Schools – Aug 1997 – May 2000
Apple Technician
Hudson, OH

Non-Academic Positions

Freelance Consulting/Media Design – June 2011 – Present 

  • Great Seminars Online: Web design (WordPress), Videographer, photographer, instructional designer for physical therapy CEU provider – Washington D.C. (August, 20009 – Present)
  • Razr Creative – Web design (WordPress)
  • Sterling, Ledet & Associates – Trainer in Adobe After Effects for St. Gregory Group – Cincinnati, Ohio (October, 2009)
  • Peak Enterprises – Package design and social marketing consultant for Tung Brush – Sarasota, Florida (January, 2011 – Present)
  • Lifeformations – Videographer for museum and exhibit design
  • BGSU Newspaper – Video Production Trainer
  • TEDx BGSU – Technical Production consultant and core committee member
  • Maintains primary website utilizing HTML, CSS, Javascript and PHP

CMC Group – May 2005 – July 2013
Marketing Consultant/Media Specialist
Bowling Green, OH

  • Developed online and iPad/iPhone app as a tool for kitchen managers and foodservice operators, utilizing HTML, CSS, PHP, AJAX and MySQL
  • Conceptualized the company’s online strategy. Redesigning their web site to capitalize on emerging communication technologies (e.g., Podcasting, live chats, SMS messaging)
  • Developed packaging for both domestic and international product launches
  • Produces multiple videos and promo packages utilizing Adobe After Effects and Final Cut Pro

Great Lakes Cru – Dec 2006 – Present
Technical Director – Multiple Conferences
Indianapolis, IN

  • Manages a yearly team of over 55 individuals yearly
  • Manages a relationship with the Indianapolis Convention Center and JW Marriott,
  • Manages a relationship with Bartha Audio/Visual (sound, lighting, stage design) and Markeys (power, rigging)
  • Manages a relationship with Cameras and Crew (live video production and projection)
  • Involved in the creation process for stage design and implements that design
  • Selects each individual key member (video directors, video production coordinator, media design, audio director, playback, video switcher, ballroom crew supervisor, ballroom crew heads, and display operator)
  • Oversees a budget of over $95,000 yearly.
  • Responsible for all technical aspects (lighting, audio, camera, projection) of seven main meetings at the conference, including a team of 7 interns that are responsible for graphic slide creation and video creation

Apple Inc. – Dec 2002 – Aug 2006
BGSU Campus Representative
Cupertino, CA

  • Planned and coordinated various sales promotion activities designed to increase faculty/ staff and student awareness of Apple computers and related products.
  • Informed members of the campus community of new product introductions and pricing options.
  • Worked with University administrators to integrate new instructional technologies, and with student leaders to offer sponsorship for fund-raising and philanthropic events.
  • Participated in a focus group (one of four campus representatives invited nationally) along with the senior leadership of the Higher Education Sales Division to redesign the campus-based sales program and develop the strategy for recruiting, training, and retaining the national student sales force.

Century Marketing – May 2005 – Aug 2005        
Marketing and Web Intern
Bowling Green, OH

  • Designed packaging for new and existing products (e.g., label boxes, golf ball tins).
  • Initiated new ways to build brand awareness through emarketing and personalized communication.
  • Trained 20 employees on basic features and applications of Microsoft PowerPoint.

Hudson Cable Television – May 2001 – Aug 2005
Technical Assistant/Producer/Editor
Hudson, OH

  • Created graphics and video effects using Photoshop, After Effects and Final Cut Pro.
  • Wrote and produced a monthly news magazine targeting the youth market that featured teen issues, technology, entertainment, and current events.
  • Served as project coordinator during the development of a new course in broadcast journalism for Hudson High School. Collaborated with the station manager, classroom teacher, and city and school administrators to design the core curriculum, learning objectives, and methods of assessment for the course through which high school students wrote and produced a monthly news magazine. Researched broadcast journalism curricula, outlined technical requirements, and wrote a technical manual on station operations used as one of the textbooks for the course.


Rogers, C. (2014). The Utilization of Rasch Measurement to Evaluate a Survey for Online Training. Journal for the Liberal Arts & Sciences. Oakland University. 18 (2)

Rogers, C. & Schnepp, J. (2014). Students Perceptions of an Alternative Testing Method: Hints as an Option for Exam Questions. Computers in Education Journal. American Society for Engineering Education. December 2014. – Accepted

Rogers, C. (2014). Combining technical, creative, and diversity learning objectives through projects in diverse environments. Journal of Media Practices. – In review

Schnepp, J. & Rogers, C. (2014). Toward a Combined Learning and Evaluation Tool – Working Paper

Rogers, C. (2014). A Civic Lesson To Show Grade Differences – Working Paper



Rogers, C. (2013). Solution Center/PEN Products Grant – $1,000.00 – Accepted

Rogers, C. (2014). Overseas Travel Grant. $1,000.00. – Rejected

Shubert, P. & Smith, B. & Rogers, C. (2014). Meta-Optimization of Infrastructure Design with Conjunct Social Validation. National Science Foundation. NSF Cyber-Innovation for Sustainability Science and Engineering (CyberSEES) Program – $384,880.00. – Rejected

Rogers C, Smith B, Guy J, Ghoneima A, Kula K, 3D Virtual Environments for Training in Orthodontic Applications. IU Collaborative Research Internal Grant – $75,000.00 – Rejected

Smith, C. & Rogers, C., Streepey, J. (2014). Assessing the Effectiveness of New Virtual Reality Technology for Inducing Instability during Stance. MURI. $9,500.00. – Accepted

El-Mounayri, H., Wasfy, T., Fernandez, E., Rogers, C., Peters, J., Assessment of the impact of next generation augmented virtual reality (VR) technology on STEM e-learning. MURI. 10,700.00 – Accepted

Rogers, C., Yoshida, K., Baldwin, D., Smith, B., Development of a virtual reality based psychophysical assessment method to capture the perceived arm position of the amputee phantom limb. MURI. $10,700.00. – Accepted

Conference Proceedings & Workshops

Teclehaimanot, B., & Kidd, L., Rogers, C. (2009). Web 2.0 and Social Networking Activities for Classroom Settings. International Conference. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, South Carolina, Charleston. March 1, 2009 – March 6, 2009.

Rogers, C. (2009). Panel on Student Orientation. Student Orientation
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. July 2009

Rogers, C. (2009). Intro to Adobe After Effects. Sterling Ledet and Associates.
Cincinnati, Ohio. October, 2009

Rogers, C. (2010). Using Twitter To Share Expertise In & Out Of The Classroom. Teaching & Learning Fair. Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. February 19, 2010

Rogers, C. (2011). How To Give Effective Presentations. GradStep Graduate Orientation.
Bowling Green State University, Ohio, Bowling Green. August, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Rogers, C. (2012). Training Videos For Alternative STEM Education. Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. October 21, 2012

Rogers, C., Smith, B., Guy, J. (2013). 3D Imaging in the NeuroSciences. Joint Board of Advisors Meeting. School of Engineering & Technology. Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana. October 25, 2013

Rogers, C. (2013). You Don’t Need to Be in Hollywood to Learn Video: An Exercise to Reinforce Learning.
Sloan-C International Conference. Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort, Orlando, Florida. November 20, 2013

Rogers, C. (2014). Asking the Right Questions to Get the Right Answers. The Conference on Human Development in Asia. Hiroshima, Japan. March 2-4, 2014

Schnepp, J., & Rogers, C. (2014). Giving Hints on A test Isn’t Cheating?!!. International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference 2014 Conference Proceedings. Anchorage, Alaska

Rogers, C. & Schnepp, J. (2014). Student Perceptions of an Alternative Testing Method: Hints as an Option for Exam Questions. ASEE International Conference. June 15-June17, 2014

Rogers, C. (2014). A Case for Real World Projects: A Partnership with Penitentiary. AACE EdMedia 2014 Conference Proceedings. Tampere, Finland. June 24-June 26, 2014

Schnepp. J, & Rogers, C. (2014). Gamification Techniques for Academic Assessment. International Society for Exploring Teaching & Learning. Denver, CO. October 16-18, 2014

Rogers, C. & Schnepp, J. (2014). Employing Hints to Facilitate Real-World Assessments. Assessment Institute in Indianapolis. Indianapolis, IN. October 19-21, 2014


Professional Affiliations

May 2008 – Present                  Member, New Media Consortium

May 2008 – Present                 Member, Epsilon Pi Tau

March 2012 – Present            University Film and Video Association

Aug 2013 – Present                   Sloan Consortium


Service & Development

Aug 2006 – May 2007                New Faculty Learning Community (BGSU)

Aug 2006 – May 2007                Advisor, Visual Communications Technology Student Organization (BGSU)

Aug 2006 – May 2007                College of Education Undergraduate Program Council (BGSU)

Aug 2006 – May 2007                College of Technology Undergraduate Program Council (BGSU)

Aug 2006 – May 2007                NCATE Accreditation Process Overseer (BGSU)

Aug 2006 – May 2007                NCATE Accreditation Process Overseer (BGSU)

Jan 2007 – May 2007                  Department Chair Search (BGSU)

Aug 2006 – May 2008                Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Board (BGSU)

Aug 2007 – May 2008                Web 2.0 Learning Community (BGSU)

Jan 2008 – May 2008                  Department Chair Search (BGSU)

Aug 2008 – May 2009                Advisor, Apple Student User Group (BGSU)

Aug 2009 – Dec 2009                 BGSU Perspective General Education Committee (BGSU)

Aug 2009 – May 2010                Active Learning & The Transition To Digital Learning Community (BGSU)

Aug 2006 – May 2010                Chair, Office of Student Affairs Campus MultiFaith Alliance (BGSU)

Oct 2011 – Dec 2012                Course Developer, Video Production Techniques (Wiley Publishing/ITT Tech)

April 2012 – May 2012              Chair Evaluation Committee (BGSU)

August 2013 – May 2013         Visual Communication Assessment Committee (BGSU)

January 2013 – May 2013       Student Union Conference Event Planning Search Committee (BGSU)

Aug 2013 – May 2013               Cross Program (CGT & CIT) Web Collaborative Committee

June 2014                                        EdMedia International Conference Session Moderator

Aug 2013 – Present                    School of Engineering & Technology Faculty Senate (IUPUI)

Jan 2013 – Present                      IUPUI Product Life Cycle Management Core Committee



  • Campus Crusade for Christ (August 2001 – Present) Media Director, Producer and small group leader. Currently serve as Affiliate Staff and mentor
  • College of Technology Student Ambassador (2002 – 2003)
  • BGSU Dance Marathon (2004 – 2006) Web Site Manager
  • Hudson High School, (1997 – 2000) Newspaper Editor-in-Chief, National Young Leaders Conference Alumni Representative, NYLC Scholar Award, Quill & Scroll Journ