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Michael Smedshammer

Michael Smedshammer
Course Design Coordinator 
Distance Education 
Founders Hall 260Q 


I am the Instructional Design Coordinator for Modesto Junior College. I train our faculty how to use Canvas and how to teach online courses.


I am from Santa Rosa and went to Santa Rosa Junior College before transferring to Berkeley. I have a Ph.D. in English from the University of New Mexico where I studied modern (1900-1945) British and American literature. I became the Instructional Design Coordinator in 2012.

I like to follow the Giants in the summer, Warriors in the winter, and play golf. I also enjoy attending my kids' sporting events and backpacking with my family. I serve as a Hearing Board Member of the Northern San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, where our job is to adjudicate appeals to air quality regulations. I like to cook. I fish a little, too.