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Andy Rush

course media developer

Course Media Developer for the Center for Instruction and Research Technology (CIRT) at the University of North Florida. In concert with other CIRT team members, I work with UNF faculty to develop and produce course media while continually evaluating the quality and effectiveness of online media for instructional delivery. I’ve been working in the Educational Technology field for more than 30 years.

If you have any questions, please contact me at rushaw (at) gmail (dot) com.

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Course Media Developer – University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL – 2015 to Present

  • Lead Support for UNF Faculty Domains Initiative
  • Conduct training, consultation, and support in WordPress web development for UNF faculty.
  • Edit and produce video projects using Final Cut Pro X, Davinci Resolve, and Adobe Photoshop. Produce screencasts using Camtasia Studio (PC) and ScreenFlow (Mac).
  • Specified, built, and maintain a multi-purpose “green screen” studio for use as a production space for faculty video projects. Includes setup of Blackmagic Design live switching, recording, and production hardware. Also includes a sound booth for professional audio/podcast recordings.
  • Experience in live video streaming technologies (YouTube, Zoom, OBS).
  • Manage a UAS (drone) community website that serves as information source for safety and best practices. I also have a current FAA Part 107 license.

Coordinator of Academic Media Production/Instructional Technologist – University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA – 1998 to 2015


Presented at the Reclaim Open Conference 2023 – “Fast, Cheap, and Under Control 2023” July 6, 2023 (video)

Presented (virtually) as part of the 2021 Florida Digital Humanities (FLDH) Webinar Series, “The Who, What, Where, When, but Mostly Why of Faculty Publishing on Their Own Domain.” – February 26, 2021 (video)

Co-Presented (virtually) “Pandemic Pivoting: UNF’s 2020 SOARS Virtual Conference” at the Florida Undergraduate Research Association’s 2020 Florida Statewide Symposium on Undergraduate Research – hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University –  October 23, 2020

Presented (virtually) “How I Learned to Stop Worrying About My Theme, and Love WordPress” at the WPCampus 2020 Online Conference – July 29, 2020. (video

Co-Presented “What is the Role of “Digital Scholarship” in Higher Education, Faculty Development, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning?” at the 2013 International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (ISSOTL) Conference (Adobe Connect Session)

Co-Presented “The Long Tail of Innovation” at the ELI Online Fall Focus Session 2012 (Culture of Innovation video)

Co-Presented “Don’t Adjust Your Set – This Class is Live!” at the 2012 NMC Summer Conference, MIT, Boston Ma.

Co-Presented “EdTech Transmissions: We Control the Vertical and Horizontal” at the Educause Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference 2012, Baltimore, Md. (video)

Presented “The Live Web Video One-Man Band” at the 2011 NMC Summer Conference Madison, Wi. (video)

Presented “This Old New Media Center” at the 2010 NMC Summer Conference, Anaheim, Ca. (video)

Presented “Preparing for the New Media Buffet” at the 2009 NMC Summer Conference, Monterey, Ca.

Co-Presented “Just a Blog? I Don’t Think So!” Five Minutes of Fame at the 2008 NMC Summer Conference, Princeton University.


August 1996 – August 1998

Computer Support Consultant – State University College at Oneonta, Oneonta, NY

  • Designed and maintained the Academic Computer Services web pages.
  • Managed and authored computer-related publications and on-line documentation.
  • Principal trainer for Windows 95, e-mail, Internet, and web page creation applications.
  • Provide technical support to campus Help Desk.

August 1995 – August 1996

Development and Support Consultant – Systems East, Cortland, NY

  • Designed and implemented the company Internet web site.
  • Performed software and hardware installations for numerous clients including networked Windows software and Novell NetWare.
  • Provided training and support for municipal tax software written in Borland Paradox and Microsoft Access.

October 1992 – August 1995

Instructional Support Associate – State University College at Cortland, NY

  • Trained, supervised, and scheduled student assistants who participated in the delivery/setup/retrieval of audiovisual/computer equipment.
  • Performed Mac and PC software installations for faculty and classroom support staff.
  • Responsible for delivery of computer equipment and setup of data projection systems.
  • In charge of campus Satellite/TV distribution and teleconferences.


S.U.N.Y. College at Cortland, Bachelor of Science, Education, 1990

Science Concentration, Graduated Magna Cum Laude.

S.U.N.Y. College at Morrisville, Associate in Applied Science, 1985

Natural Resource Conservation, Honors Graduate.

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I work at the University of North Florida in the Center for Instruction and Research Technology (CIRT). I have lived in Florida since 2015. My work website is