Kevin Shepard

Instructional Designer
Office of Online Teaching & Learning Technology
BA in Psychology and Anthropology from University of Colorado; MA in Education from University of Southern California
BA Art Therapy, BA Interdisciplinary Studies, BA Psychology
COL-102e, Financial Literacy

Over a decade ago, I embarked on a transformative journey, trading the East Coast for the captivating landscapes of Colorado. This voyage led me to earn a degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, as a testament to my commitment to growth and learning. Drawn by Colorado’s outdoor wonders, I embraced life across diverse locales – from the Western Slope near Grand Junction to the dynamic cities of Boulder and the Denver Metro Area.

My heart resonates with Colorado’s myriad offerings, from adrenaline-inducing skiing and rafting escapades to the cultural tapestry of music festivals. Having previously sculpted young minds in middle and high schools across the state, my trajectory evolved in May 2022. Today, I am honored to contribute to Naropa University as a vital member of the Office of Online Teaching and Learning Technology as Naropa’s first internal instructional designer. Concurrently, I serve as an adjunct faculty member specializing in the realm of financial literacy.

Earning a master’s degree in Education from the University of Southern California has fortified my pedagogical foundation, enhancing my ability to foster effective learning experiences. As a instructional designer at Naropa, I have the privilege of fusing technological innovation with my passion for empowering others to achieve financial equilibrium. I currently work as an Instructional designer at Naropa in addition to my teaching duties.

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

Staff that do not work remotely or are scheduled to work on campus, can work remotely. Staff that routinely work remotely are expected to continue to do so.

As a reminder, notifications will be sent by e-mail and the LiveSafe app.  

Regardless of Naropa University’s decision, if you ever believe the weather conditions are unsafe, please contact your supervisor and professors.  Naropa University trusts you to make thoughtful and wise decisions based on the conditions and situation in which you find yourself in.