Program Manager for the Digital Media Hub
Contact & Office Hours
Neilson Library 009H
B.A., Music Performance with Emphasis in Music Business, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Dan is part of the Learning, Research & Technology department. As Program Manager for the Digital Media Hub (DMH), Dan collaborates with a variety of stakeholders to facilitate access to and foster exploration of a range of media production spaces, equipment, and emerging technologies for Smith community creators. This involves developing training and support materials, designing digital media literacy programming, and consulting with faculty, staff and students about media production and how to utilize resources in the Digital Media Hub. He manages operations for the DMH spaces including the production studios and Knowledge Lab in the Alumnae Gymnasium. In addition, he coordinates and advises on media production equipment loaned through the Central Service Point.
Dan also collaborates with faculty to develop and implement digital media projects in courses of all disciplines. Dan also works closely with students by supporting all digital media efforts as a point of contact for things such as technical troubleshooting, creative feedback, general advice or simply pointing someone in the right direction to meet their goals.
Dan also teaches a two-week January term intensive course where students develop knowledge and skills with software and equipment in the areas of digital audio and podcast production, photography and digital imaging, video production, video editing and motion graphic design.
His spare time is spent enjoying a variety of interests including playing music, drawing, fly fishing, woodworking, gaming, and producing music videos.
Digital media, video & audio production, graphic design, virtual reality, gaming, design thinking, emerging technologies, project management.
Bennett, Dan. The Total Rock Bassist; Alfred Music (2008)
Dan Bennett, Cat Hannula, Mario Valdebenito, “Using Virtual Tools to Create Equitable Pathways into Physical Spaces” Presented at the Connecticut Digital Humanities Conference at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, February 2020.