Brendan Guenther, M.A.

Chief Academic Digital Officer 

Brendan Guenther (he/him) is MSU's Chief Academic Digital Officer working at the intersection of digital transformation and academic entrepreneurship. When preparing a new online program or working with partners to design a digital experience, Brendan thrives where it’s never been done. He focuses with tenacity and is passionate about pushing on the flywheel when students will benefit. If you are considering transforming your learning experiences to be blended, digital, or to serve non-traditional student populations, you'll want to consult with Brendan and his digital program management team.

Brendan previously served for several years as an executive manager in Information Technology. He optimizes services to create customer-centered experiences relying on technology. His online learning experience started with experimental courses in the 90s, and grew as he oversaw MSU's first-mover entry into online degree programs. Brendan loves the scrappiness of colleagues at MSU, and opportunities for change that come through the university.

Brendan earned an MA in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education and a BA in Telecommunications, both at Michigan State University. Brendan was ABD in a doctoral program for Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education and is currently considering his next education and career opportunity. Brendan is a fitness enthusiast and a masochist, enjoying challenging individual fitness challenges with team camaraderie, so you can find Brendan after work training for his next adventure.

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  • Classroom Response Systems & Pedagogies
  • Curriculum Development
  • Online Programs: Planning
  • Online Programs: Marketing
  • Online Programs: Design & Build
  • Online Courses: Quality Review & Improvement
  • Student Feedback
  • Catalyst Innovation Grants