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Dr. Kyle Schlesinger

Professor of Publishing

"The purpose of higher education is learn how to learn, and to learn more about one's self and community in the process. From there, anything is possible!"

Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. – University of Buffalo, 2005
  • B.A. – Goddard College, 1999

Career Highlights:

Kyle Schlesinger is a poet, printer and professor. He has published and lectured throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. He has written and edited several scholarly works as well as many books of poetry.

In which online bachelor's degree programs do you teach?

B.A. in Communication

Which classes do you teach in the online?

New Media Theory and Visual Communication

What types of projects can students expect in your online courses?

Multi-media presentations, essays and creative projects

What should students take away from your classes? What do they learn?

In Visual Communication, students develop a deep understanding of the history of design in order to make the future of design sustainable, legible and interesting. In New Media Theory, students think about the social and psychological effects of digital media in order to develop responsible practices.

What advice would you give to those considering an online bachelor's degree program?

I would suggest that students think about their learning styles, and choose practices that are conducive to their individual interests and practices.

What is the value of a bachelor's degree? What are some of the skills students gain in this program?

The purpose of higher education is learn how to learn, and to learn more about one's self and community in the process. From there, anything is possible!

Why did you start teaching?

I've always had an insatiable desire to learn, and good teachers are always learning. I enjoy learning from my mentors, colleagues and students—in fact, there's something to learn from everyone!

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

It doesn't really matter which book you read, but I think it's fascinating to re-read the books that inspire you most. Reading a book that fascinates you once is great, and if you read it again a few years later, you're likely to notice things about yourself, and the book, that you never saw before.

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students may not know.

When I was 20 I lived on the highest mountain in America without electricity or running water for an entire year.


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