Scott B. Thesen, M.Ed.

  Specialist, Online Instruction
  708-534-4106ext. 4106
  Office Location: C3304
  Office Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. M – F
  College: CAS

Division of Arts and Letters



Instructional Design
Educational Technology
Graphic Design
Web Development


"I am an instructional designer with over 15 years experience at the higher education and K-12 levels. Before coming to Governors State full time, I was a middle school STEAM educator in Chicago's west suburbs teaching digital art, coding, animation and video, robotics, keyboarding and internet safety for about 15 years, and during that time I also taught at the higher education level as an adjunct in website development, office applications, and graphic design at Triton College in River Grove, Illinois.

Previous to my career in education I spent over 10 years as a graphic designer and pre-press artist in the printing industry as well as a free-lance graphic designer and web developer. I have also painted murals professionally, and I spent 20 seasons as a professional baseball and softball umpire from Little League up to NCAA Division I, even running my own officials association for 9 years before hanging up my gear due to permanent cartilage damage in my knees."

-Scott B. Thesen, M.Ed.

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Northern Illinois University – DeKalb, IL
Ph.D. (Instructional Technology) – 2023 (Expected)

Dominican University – River Forest, IL
M.Ed. (Educational Technology) – 2018

The College of Saint Rose – Albany, NY
Graduate Certificate of Advanced Study (Computer Science / Internet Programing) – 2014

Dominican University – River Forest, IL
MAT (K-12 Visual Arts & Computer Science Education) – 2009

Triton College – River Grove, IL
Undergraduate Certificate (Visual Communications / New Media) – 2006

Columbia College – Chicago, IL
BA (Film / Traditional & 3D Computer Animation) – 1997


Mac OS X
Font Management
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Microsoft Office Specialist
Quality Matters Coordinator
Quality Matters Higher Education Peer Reviewer
Quality Matters K-12 Peer Reviewer
Quality Matters K-12 Publisher Peer Reviewer
Quality Matters Online Facilitator
ISBE Type 10 Educator License (K-12 Technology Specialist, K-12 Visual Arts, 5-12 Computer Science, & 5-8 Language Arts)
Google Certified Educator Level 1