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Adam Smeets (Dominican University)

Adam Smeets
Director, Information Technology

River Forest, Illinois

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Adam Smeets is the Director of University Information Systems at Dominican University. In this role, Adam provides leadership for the "application" side of IT, leads a cross-functional teams in partnership with the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) to enrich the relationship between technology and pedagogy, as well as developing ongoing strategies for the effective implementation and education on the use of technologies for teaching and learning.

Formerly, Adam was the Manager of Digital Media Services for Academic Technology Services within the Division of Information Technology Services and adjunct instructor at Loyola University Chicago. In this role, Adam managed the campus lab environments at both the Lake Shore and Water Tower campuses, including the Digital Media Lab and student advisors (undergraduate students). This included an Equipment Loan Program, training courses, online application and server development, as well as one-on-one consultations for students, faculty and staff.

He also serves in multiple roles and capacities within Information Technology. These roles range from creative support and interface development to programming and development guidance. Adam also serves on multiple committees within the institution, as well as teaching courses with a focus on technology, business, and application/web development.

Adam focuses on engaging and blending technologies that resolve institutional problems. Whether this involves blending PHP, ColdFusion and other coding languages, or integrating existing systems with new technologies, he finds a joy in making the pieces fit from the formatting, procedural and functional perspectives.

Adam holds a Bachelor degree in English and Secondary Education from Loyola University Chicago, as well as a Masters in Educational Technology from the University of Delaware. He is currently working on a Doctor of Education (EdD) in Curriculum and Instruction from Loyola University Chicago.

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