Adam Engel

designer / technologist / teacher / researcher / poet / creative problem-solver



Clear, efficient writer and innovator able to craft systems and documentation optimized for specific learners' needs.


Seasoned organizer with experience shepherding online courses throughout their lifespans and into their evaluative afterlives.


Brings patience, open ears, and a friendly smile to training sessions with faculty, staff, and students.


Lightning-fast, detailed support deployed via ticketing system, phone, email, walk-in, and video conferencing.

By the Numbers

Years of experience
Online courses supported
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Satisfied learners/faculty

Favorite Tools

The Panopto logo.
The Adobe logo.
The Google Drive logo.
Google Drive
The WordPress logo.
The Slack logo.
The Drupal icon.
Adam Engel's smiling face. He sits in an office with computers and wears a purple floral shirt.

My story

As a Creative Instructional Designer, I design and deliver trainings for faculty, help manage online learning programs, and support faculty and staff in their use of digital tools, media-hosting platforms, and content/learning management systems. I’m especially interested in digital accessibility, and over the past three years I’ve helped redesign my team’s workflows for remediating PDFs to use in online courses.

I became interested in technology’s applications to pedagogy while designing the rhetoric, composition, and research methods courses that I taught at UNC-Chapel Hill during my PhD studies in English. My students experimented with new media, pursued term-length custom research topics, and participated in an online peer-review process that spanned several networked classes.

At the same time, I worked at UNC’s Studio for Instructional Technology in English Studies (SITES). Under the tutelage of Dr. Dan Anderson, I branched out into video poetry and open source e-scholarship inspired by Zen Buddhist mindfulness practices. By thinking outside the box about the creative applications of digital tools, I continuously develop new ways to help faculty incorporate technology into their teaching and scholarship.

In addition to these things, I’m the proud dad of an adorably goofy dog and an avid video/tabletop gamer.

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