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Education

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

Eric Oblander

Media Designer

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 a professional musician, an Emmy-nominated video producer, Dad, husband and pop culture mavin based in Toledo, Ohio. He spent his early years traveling the world touring in a rock band and living in vans, tour busses and recording studios. He has had the honor of playing famous venues like CBGBs, The Roxy, and DTE Energy Theater and had the chance to record at famed Sound City Studios in LA.

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 shot, 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.

Now, as a proud member of AI, Eric will contribute his video production and musical skills in a continuing effort to share the top-notch education that the University of Michigan offerers with the world.

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

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