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Christopher James Haynes



  • Ph.D, English Literature: University of Colorado at Boulder (August 2010 – May 2017)
  • Dissertation: Convergence and Contest: Humanism, Comic Books, and Higher Education in the Digital Age (Director: Professor William Kuskin)


  • Director of Learning Experience Design (June 2020 – Present)
    • Office for Academic Innovation, University of Colorado Boulder
    • Led team of learning experience designers to build online courses, online scaled degree programs, and innovative microcredentials.
    • Coordinated campus business, academic, and technical teams to implement forward-looking admissions, enrollment, and grade processing systems.
  • Associate Director for Learning Experience Design (March 2019 – June 2020)
    • Office of Strategic Initiatives, University of Colorado Boulder
    • Responsible for program design, next generation student experience, and faculty development for scaled online learning initiatives.
  • Program Manager (July 2017 – March 2019)
    • Office of Strategic Initiatives, University of Colorado Boulder
    • Instructional design, project management, and faculty development for the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, a MOOC-based fully online MS degree.
    • Consultation with variety of academic departments on pedagogy and administration of developing online course content and curriculum design.
  • Digital Learning Design Researcher (September 2016 – May 2017)
    • Digital Learning Initiatives Group, CU Boulder Graduate School
    • Project management and instructional design for “Spacecraft Dynamics and Control,” a pilot Coursera Specialization based on graduate Aerospace Engineering lecture capture
    • Instructional design support for “The Sun and the Total Eclipse of August 2017,” a Coursera MOOC hosted by CU Boulder and the Fiske Planetarium  
  • Project Manager (January 2016 – May 2017)
    • Online Credit Program, CU Boulder Continuing Education
    • Development and project management of Online Pedagogy Cafe Design Workshop, both live faculty development sessions and suite of Desire2Learn and Slack design spaces
    • Project management and research design for pilot study of course modality impact on affective domain learning outcomes in literature courses
  • Graduate Instructor of Record (August 2010 – May 2017)
    • Department of English, CU Boulder
    • Designed and delivered courses in both face-to-face and fully online learning environments, focusing on close reading, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills
    • Average FCQ rating for Instructor: 5.67 (1-6 scale)
    • Average FCQ rating for Course: 5.24 (1-6 scale)
    • Courses Taught (29 total sections):
      • Shakespeare for Non Majors (face-to-face)
      • Introduction to Women’s Literature (face-to-face)
      • Introduction to Western European Literature II (face-to-face)
      • Masterpieces of British Literature (fully online and face-to-face)
      • Modern and Contemporary Literature (face-to-face and fully online)
      • Studies in Genre: Comics and Graphic Novels (fully online)
      • Literature in English 1945-Present (fully online)
      • Topics in Popular Culture: Fandom in the Digital Age (fully online)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant (August 2014 – December 2014)
    • Coursera and the Division of Continuing Education, CU Boulder
    • Designed peer-assessment rubrics and instructional strategies for Coursera MOOC “Comic Books and Graphic Novels”
    • Developed 1 and 2-credit extension courses of “Comic Books and Graphic Novels” through CU Boulder Division of Continuing Education

Professional Certifications:

  • OLC “Certificate in Online Teaching” with Specialization in Instructional Design (June 2016)
  • Digital Pedagogy Lab “Learning Online” Certificate of Completion (November 2015)
  • Quality Matters (QM) “Teaching Online” Certificate of Completion (Summer 2014)



  • Dr. William Kuskin (, Vice Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives, Professor of English, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Dr. Geoffrey Rubinstein (, Director of Online Credit, Division of Continuing Education, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Dr. Quentin McAndrew (, Special Assistant Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Dr. Adam Bradley (, Associate Professor of English, University of Colorado Boulder