Name: Michael Vanderpool
Office Hours: M-F 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Preferred Form of Contact: text, e-mail
Michael is a lifelong learner with a passion for education. As an entrepreneur and consultant with various startups, his motivation for success required being able to constantly learn and adapt, yet all paths led to higher education.
After earning a bachelor’s degree from Oakland University, Michael consulted and worked in industries such as retail and online sales applying his video production, photography, writing, and Web design skills. Never forgetting his goal to be a college instructor, Michael attended Bowling Green State University, where he earned a Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology. As a graduate assistant, he taught video production, as well as visual communication courses at Northwest State Community College.
After graduating, Michael became an instructional designer at The Learning House, Inc., where he assisted with the development of a variety of courses and developed plans for implementing accessibility, open educational resources, learning analytics, and competency-based education.
Recently, Michael accepted a position at The Software Guild, a coding bootcamp that teaches the Java and .NET programming languages. As an instructional coach, he assists instructors with applying learning theory, using technology in the classroom, and creating an exceptional learning experience for guild students.