Dan Poole has been named director of educational technology at Bethany Seminary, beginning July 1, 2015. Poole came to Bethany in 2007 as part-time coordinator of ministry formation and in 2009 also began serving as part-time advancement associate. He will continue in his ministry formation position along with his part-time technology role.
This new educational technology position will support distance learning as the Seminary continues to develop its Connections program. Nonresidential students now have the opportunity to take classes in real time, and last fall the Seminary launched a technology classroom that enables all persons in the classroom and offsite to see each other during class sessions. Poole will also oversee webcasting of events and assist faculty with course elements requiring technology.
“I am pleased that Dan will be serving the Seminary as we expand the use of the technology room and continue to develop patterns to augment and enhance our educational program,” said Jeff Carter, president.
Poole has a master of divinity degree from Bethany and is an ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren, having pastored congregations in Pennsylvania and Ohio.