Matthew Aron, Director of Instructional Technology and Design, Academic Technology Services

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“I’m really excited to be working with the talented folks in Instructional Technology and everyone in ATS.” – Matthew Aron

Matthew Aron is the new director of instructional technology and design in Academic Technology Services. Prior to coming to LITS, he spent four years at his alma mater Northwestern University, where he was the blended curriculum lead. Before that he spent many years working in the IT organization at University of Chicago, first in web development and design and then later in academic technology.

Matthew has also taught college-level courses in both web design and bookbinding at Columbia College Chicago. As an undergraduate and for the first few years after he graduated from Northwestern, Matthew worked at the University Library in circulation and government documents.

Born in New Jersey and raised in West Orange, which is about 20 miles west of New York City, Matthew graduated from the same high school as twin astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly and Sharknado‘s Ian Ziering.

Matthew earned BA in English literature and fiction writing from Northwestern University and an MFA in interdisciplinary book and paper arts from Columbia College Chicago.

Matthew moved to Atlanta from the Chicago area with his wife, their 7-year-old son, a box turtle, and 2 guinea pigs. He does a fair amount of reading of novels, non-fiction, and books about art design. He also enjoys LEGOs and games with his son.

“I’m really excited to be working with the talented folks in Instructional Technology and everyone in ATS,” says Matthew. “There are clearly a lot of opportunities to build on the services and support they’ve already been providing to faculty and students across Emory. After 26 winters in Chicago, I’m so happy not to be shoveling any snow.”

You can reach him at matthew [dot] aron [at] emory [dot] edu.

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