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Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communications Technology (VCT), Bowling Green State University.

Eric Oblander

Technical Production Specialist Senior

Why I Choose to Work at Academic Innovation

I chose to work with the Center for Academic Innovation because I am a direct beneficiary of online learning. Without the availability of online classes at BGSU I may not have been able to attain my college degree. I want to assist in providing a quality education to anyone who needs or wants it anywhere in the world.

Current Roles/Previous Experience

Eric is an Emmy-nominated video producer, Dad, husband, Husky dog owner, and pop culture mavin based in Toledo, Ohio. Additionally, Eric is a professional musician who spent his early adult years traveling the world, touring in a rock band living in vans, tour busses, and recording studios. He has had the honor of playing famous venues like CBGBs, The Roxy in LA, and Michigan’s Pine Knob. Eric even had the chance to record at famed Sound City Studios in Los Angeles.

Eric attended college at Bowling Green State University and received a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Communications. After college, he entered the world of Television where he developed, filmed, edited, and hosted his own music TV show called ‘Rise Up’ for the NW Ohio based Buckeye Community Arts Network (BCAN) for over 5 years, and was nominated for an Emmy Award for his efforts. Eric also led the production of many large-scale live televised events.

Beginning his journey with CAI as a Media Designer, Eric is now a Technical Production Specialist with the Media Technology team and oversees CAI live events, on-site productions, and cross-departmental media initiatives, as well as taking on various video productions, audio productions, and post-production projects.

Ask Me to Learn About

  • Playing the Hammond Organ and Harmonica
  • All Things TV
  • Wild life of a Husky/Sheba mix puppy owner