David Dumonde is an instructional designer and faculty developer who has worked exclusively in the field of online education since 2008, joining SoPA in 2018.
Mr. Dumonde holds a master's degree in education, specializing in online teaching and learning, from California State University, East Bay. He has been both a teacher and administrator in higher education since 1999, including experience as a department chair at Remington College in New Orleans and an academic dean at Remington College in Memphis. He has been an online teacher, faculty developer, and instructional designer at Ozarks Technical Community College in Missouri, where he developed a certification program for new online faculty and trained nearly 200 instructors to teach online. He has also worked as an online instructional designer at Clemson University, Maryland University of Integrative Health, and the University of Houston.
Prior to working in the field of higher education, Mr. Dumonde spent more than 20 years as a visual designer, including more than a dozen years as the creative director of his own graphic design studio in San Francisco, where his client base included companies such as Apple, American Express, Blue Shield, Macworld magazine, and Wells Fargo. His background as a graphic designer informs his work as an instructional designer, developing online courses with an emphasis on visual unity, typographic legibility, ease of navigation, and the use of images and videos that contribute to student learning.
In his spare time, Mr. Dumonde teaches mindfulness meditation both online and in classes in Houston.