Ross Township Resident Named Educational Technology Director
Brian P. Bolsinger, a resident of Ross Township, Pa., has been named the director of educational technology at Duquesne University effective Monday, Nov. 5.
Bolsinger will be responsible for establishing the strategic direction, budget prioritization and management of services for the innovative and effective use of educational technology across the University.
"I'm very excited and honored to be coming to Duquesne and taking on this role," said Bolsinger. "I'm anxious to hit the ground running and get new and exciting technology into the hands of faculty and students. Duquesne's expansion of online education and the use of technology to support learning is an exciting challenge."
Bolsinger most recently served as a lead systems analyst at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. Among his responsibilities there, he served as a member of the project management and implementation team responsible for the UPMC Electronic Health Record (eRecord) system.
"We are looking forward to having someone with Brian's valued experience step into a role as important as the director of educational technology. It is essential that faculty and students are supported in meeting learning goals with appropriate technology," said Dr. Alexandra Gregory, associate provost and associate academic vice president at Duquesne.
In addition to his vast experience in the field of information technology, Bolsinger serves as an adjunct professor at Waynesburg University, where he teaches both online courses and in the classroom.
Bolsinger holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Point Park University as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Juniata College.
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.