Meet Jonathan McMichael

Jonathan McMichael

Jonathan McMichael


What I Do

As a Learning Experience Designer, I collaborate with faculty and course instructors to create environments and experiences that help all FSE students learn and thrive. While there is no “one size fits all” for every learner or learning objective, I use principles of instructional design to develop solutions that build a foundation for all to excel. I see myself as a co-educator and value building productive relationships that result in student success.

What I Did

My journey to the Hub has been a decade-long migration westward through college campuses. Starting at UNC at Chapel-Hill and continuing at SMU in Dallas, I was an academic librarian that primarily focused on early undergraduate success and information literacy instruction. In these roles, I designed research assignments, developed university-wide curriculum, implemented student success initiatives that improved retention and graduation rate, and trained colleagues and course instructors on the principles and practice of high-impact teaching.

What I Studied

I have a Bachelor’s in Education from the University of Kentucky and a Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

What I Like

I love activity, discovery, and quality time. Spending time with my wife and two pups is my top priority outside of work but I also find time for golf, basketball, cooking, and outdoor adventuring. I love learning and am easily fascinated so I am always teaching myself something new.

Favorite FSE Value

Favorite FSE Value

Foster a community of learning and collaboration! This value is important because it reminds us that learning is an ongoing process that happens when we work together. We all have a responsibility to cultivate this learning community, and we all have the opportunity to benefit from it. Going it alone as a student or an educator can make learning much harder than it needs to be. That’s why at the Hub, we value inclusion and take a collaborative approach to everything we do. We know that learning is a team lift!