Derek Eggers


Derek Eggers, E.dD, Instructional Design Specialist


Derek is an Instructional Design Specialist primarily serving the College of Fine & Applied Arts, University College, English, Philosophy & Religion. Derek supports faculty using technology for teaching at Appalachian State University.

Previously, at the University of Kentucky, he served as Sr. Faculty Instructional Consultant for the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) and as the Director of Online Education for the College of Arts and Sciences and has worked with a variety of corporate and government clients as an Instructional Designer.  His experience as a learning consultant combined with a background in industrial technology and engineering design provide a diverse skillset to compliment the CETLSS team at Appalachian.

Derek earned a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Instruction and Administration within the Instructional Systems Design program at the University of Kentucky, a M.S. in Industrial Technology from Purdue, and a B.S. in Engineering Design Technology from East Tennessee State University.  Derek regularly teaches IND-3911 "Rapid Prototyping" in the Department of Applied Design in addition to other experimental courses.  His interests include project based learning, digital design and fabrication, environmental sustainability; and, he enjoys sailing, snowboarding, and kayaking with his family.