Angela Gunder | Bio
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Hi, I’m Angela!

A Little About Me

Of the myriad things I’ll share with you about me on this site, the constant thread is that my life has consisted of storytelling as a vital currency all throughout.  Within my work as a designer, educator, artist, researcher, mentor, and colleague, every aspect is driven by the power of narrative and collaborative sensemaking – we share our stories and together we make meaning of the world around us.  As you read through my posts on what I do and who I’m humbled to get to work with, you’ll see that I’m driven by the singular goal of expanding access to education (across modalities, spaces and stakeholders).  I’m also driven by the power of metaphors, raw oysters, fading my hair, belly laughs, and a well-appointed mixtape.  Click below to read my full story, or click through my Projects and Things I Study for deep dives into my work, musings, and shenanigans.

Team Labs Digital Art Museum


Gunder, A. (2019, Jun 1). Scaling the Mountains of Excellence in Online Education. Keynote at 2019 China-US Online Higher Education Forum in Shanghai, China.


Scragg, B., Gunder, A., Croom, A. (2019, Apr 3). Boldly Awakening The Ordinary: Visual Design For Human-Centered Learning. Invited workshop at 2019 OLC Innovate in Denver, CO.


Ciabocchi, E., Gunder, A., Niemiec, M., Moskal, P., Cancilla, D. (2018, Nov 15). Journey Into Leadership. Featured panel at 2018 OLC Accelerate in Orlando, FL.


Gunder, A., Knott, J., Russell, C., Stewart, J., Torrence, M. (2018, Nov 13). We Can Be Heroes: Applying the Hero’s Journey as a Framework for Online Course Design. Invited pre-conference workshop at 2018 OLC Accelerate in Orlando, FL.


Mauet, S., Kurtin, A., Gunder, A., Thomas, D., Nichols, J. (2018, October 20). Design Thinking. Featured presentation at the 4th Annual Women Techmakers Tucson Hackathon in Tucson, AZ.


Gunder, A., Mauet, S., Kurtin, A., Nichols, J. (2017, Sep 30). Design Thinking. Featured presentation at the 3rd Annual Women Techmakers Tucson Hackathon in Tucson, AZ.



Strategic Innovation in Online Education Award: Transforming the Entire University through Innovations in Online Education, University of Arizona
UPCEA Award for Strategic Innovation in Online Education recognizes an institution of higher education that has set and met innovative goals focused on online education and been strategic in the planning, development, implementation and sustainability in the line with the institutional mission.


OLC Effective Practice Award: #SquadGoalsNetwork – Remixing the Personal Learning Network
The Annual OLC Quality Scorecard Effective Practice Awards recognize and honor innovation in online learning around the use and implementation of the Quality Scorecard.


MERLOT Distinguished Service Award
Reserved as MERLOT’s highest honor, the recipient of this award exemplifies the vision that brings MERLOT members together to create the MERLOT Community.

Let’s Talk

Contact me for more information on what I’m doing and ways that we might collaborate.