Bob Kistler

Instructional Technologist

Bob has over 25 years of service at Bethel University. He has been at the forefront of technology throughout his entire academic career and has worked extensively with a diversity of current and emerging learning technologies. 

Bob joined Bethel University as an Assistant Professor of Biology before accepting the position of Professor of Biology. Historically, he is a pioneer in online teaching, leading Bethel by developing and instructing some of the first online courses in CAS. Bob took a position as Bethel's first full time Faculty Instructional Technology Consultant before becoming part of the Teaching and Learning Technology Team in 2010. 


  • Bachelor of Science in Biology from George Fox University
  • Master of Science in Biology/Population and Systems Ecology from Purdue University
  • Ph.D. in Zoology/Ecology from Northern Arizona University

What Bob Does at Bethel

Bob is an Instructional Technologist and serves as the liaison to the College of Arts and Science faculty, serves on the College of Arts and Sciences Online Learning Oversight Committee, and the University Green Council. He also manages the Academic Departmental Technology annual purchasing requests and ordering process. He also staffs the TLT IC Desk for on-demand support and hosts a variety of workshops

In His Free Time

Bob enjoys the great outdoors and is an avid walker and biker. He also enjoys reading and spending time in the garden. 

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