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Michael Forder M.Ed.

Director of E-Learning

Phone: 804-828-6726

Email: mjforder@vcu.edu

Mr. Forder has held a variety of positions in education at both the secondary and collegiate levels. Mr. Forder received his B.S. in Business Administration from the State University of New York College at Brockport. Later, transitioning to education, he received his certification in business education from Buffalo State College. After moving from New York to Virginia to begin a career as a high school teacher, he earned his M.Ed in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Mary Washington. After serving in an instructional technology and resource position at the secondary level, Mr. Forder began working at Virginia Commonwealth University as the Educational Technology Specialist for the School of Pharmacy. From there he took on the position of Learning Spaces Specialist with the ALT Lab before transitioning into the role of Director of E-Learning for the Department of Nurse Anesthesia.


His professional interests include technology enhanced active learning, digital instruction, and engagement focused online curriculum design. Personally, he is the proud father of one and enjoys running and cooking.