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Faculty Profiles

Eric Palson

  • Adjunct Lecturer
  • Director, Academic Technologies
Academic Division: Operations and Information Management


Eric currently holds the position as the Director of Academic Technologies at Babson College where he leads a team of instructional designers, instructional technologists, and graphic designers. His responsibilities for the group include strategic thinking and planning around curriculum and faculty research, creating content for blended and online learning, training faculty, coaching, and implementing innovative academic technologies.

In addition to his work as Director of Academic Technologies, Eric is an adjunct instructor at Babson College, where he teaches web and user interface design. Before joining Babson College, he worked for a number of consulting and design firms, including Nextera Enterprises. Eric also co-founded the design firm Drive Thru Designs.

Eric holds a BA in advertising and graphic design from Loyola University in Maryland. He is also a graduate of Babson College where he earned an MBA in the Spring of 2009. His postgraduate studies also include media theory at Emerson College.

Specialties: Web design/development, graphic design, user interface design, online and blended course design, instructional design, design thinking, marketing, branding, video editing, pedagogical analysis, training, management.

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Babson College
  • BA, Loyola University

Academic Interest / Expertise

Educational Technologies; Online and Blended Learning; Innovation; Design Thinking; User Interface Design; Web Design and Development


  • Degree Courses 2020



  • Group Project Survival Guide Rollag, K. Palson, E. Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Providence College, RI (2017)
  • Blending 10KSB to Reach Small Businesses Nationwide—A Case Study Fetters, M. Palson, E. Eighth Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium for 2015, Dallas Texas (2015)
  • The New Face of Business: Bridging the classroom Experience & Distance Learning Palson, E. Campus Technology 2014, Boston, MA (2014)
  • Blended Learning and Faculty Engagement Palson, E. NERCOMP Blended Learning, Norwood, MA (2013)
  • Meeting Pedagogical Goals with Blackboard Palson, E. Bb World , Las Vegas, NV (2009)