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Richard Bakken


  1. PhD University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
  2. MA University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
  3. BA Wisconsin Lutheran College


Dr. Richard Bakken (Rich) currently serves as an Information Technology Consultant and Coordinator of Media Production and Special Event for Instructional Technology Services at San Diego State University.

He has served in a variety of administrative and technology positions in his career, including as Director of Media Services at Wisconsin Lutheran College and as an Assistant Site Manager for KVL Audio Visual Services in Cambridge, MA.  He also served as a show producer, Packers Game-day producer, and on-air news anchor for 620 WTMJ radio in Milwaukee, WI.  He has K-12 and collegiate teaching experience, and enjoys working with faculty and students on developing media resources to enhance teaching and learning. 

Dr. Bakken recently completed a PhD in Leadership Studies at the University of San Diego. His dissertation focused in higher education administration and student affairs, exploring the impact of native students attending western universities in Doha, Qatar. His research interests include informing administrators how students describe their learning experiences in Western university environments, strategies to meet their needs, and ways that technology can impact the process.

Dr. Bakken grew up in Crete, IL and in several other locations in WI, where he attended Illinois Lutheran High School and Onalaska Luther HS.  He enjoys reading, stamp collecting, and world travel.


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