Faculty Showcase: CTU Assistant Professor Trevor Rasmusson
As a CTU graduate, it’s no surprise that CTU Assistant Professor Trevor Rasmusson draws inspiration from students attending his courses on academic and career success, and management fundamentals. “As an assistant professor at CTU, I’m constantly inspired by the stories that I hear within my courses,” says Rasmusson, “This inspiration moves me and generates the ability to find creative approaches to a variety of other ventures.” A few of those ventures include developing innovations in teaching and experiences in online learning and virtual training. Rasmusson’s past accomplishments include working to create diverse virtual learning simulations for nursing students and an artificial-intelligence-based academic advisor – My Anytime University Resource Aide (MAURA) – as a university resource for students. Rasmusson brings his knowledge and dedication in these areas to his students and in collaboration with others in the CTU community.
Teaching and learning are ever-present in his life. He began his teaching career early, tutoring siblings after school and working as a preschool swim instructor before moving on to teach adults though community health and fitness courses. For Rasmusson, “Teaching has been one of the few constants in my life. Redistributing my knowledge through my students allows for those concepts to be further solidified in my mind, and from that comes passion and belief!” After obtaining his associate degree from Western Wyoming College, Rasmusson enrolled at CTU where he earned a bachelor’s degree in management and a master’s degree in project management. Throughout his career and education endeavors he has participated in numerous online learning conferences as a presenter and contributed to publications covering immersive online learning experiences.
When he’s not teaching a CTU online course or considering what’s next for innovative learning experiences, Rasmusson can be found enjoying the outdoors or creating art at home. He’s an avid hunter and fisherman in Colorado and Wyoming, and believes he is “equally a teacher and designer” at his core: “Creating art is something I am incredibly passionate about. I love to make something out of nothing, as one person’s trash is another’s treasure.”
And, if you take one of Rasmusson’s classes, don’t be surprised if he uses a few country music references – he’s a huge fan – to help convey meaning and keep students engaged.
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Image: CTU Assistant Professor Trevor Rasumusson