Sachel Josefson

Sachel Josefson
Grand Forks, North Dakota Area

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Sachel Josefson is an experiential exhibit design professor in the School of Technology, Art & Design at Bemidji State University. His experience includes working as an exhibit designer, professor, and qualitative researcher. These experiences have given Sachel invaluable experience in the field of design, education, and research.

Sachel Josefson built his design foundation through a rigorous education. He began with obtaining his undergraduate degree from Bemidji State University. Where he concentrated in Exhibition, Graphic, and Multimedia Design. After graduating in 2008 he went directly into his Master’s Degree also at Bemidji State University. In his Master’s Degree he researched designers role in a sustainable future. Then after graduating with his Master’s in 2010 he went directly into his doctorate program. He attended The University of North Dakota and obtained his Ph.D. in Philosophy. During this time he focused his doctoral research on the tradeshow exhibit phenomenon.

Sachel Josefson then took his educational foundation and began applying it to various design positions. This began at Czarnowski Exhibit Services where he was an Exhibit Designer. Here he worked with some of the most creative people and gained invaluable industry experience. After receiving invaluable experience he returned to his Master’s and Undergraduate Alma Mater, Bemidji State University, as an Instructor. He was an Adjunct Faculty member in the Department of Technology, Art, and Design. The courses he taught were Exhibit Design Processes I, Exhibit Design Processes II, and Technical Foundations II. He then took his teaching and design skills to the University of North Dakota, where he lectured during while obtaining his Ph.D. He taught in the Department of Technology within the Graphic Design Program. The course he taught was called Graphic Design Software & Technology.

After obtaining his Ph.D., Sachel Josefson returned to Bemidji State University as a Assistant Professor of Exhibit Design. In this role he has a wide variety and long list of tasks and responsibilities, such as; preparing lectures, preparing syllabi, preparing labs, preparing and grading assignments and exams, meeting with students outside class for help, integrating new learning into existing classes, developing new classes, leading field trips (Chicago, Las Vegas, Minneapolis), attending department colloquia, advising students regarding course selection, counseling students on careers opportunities and choices, writing letters of recommendation, helping graduate students with their research, participating in graduate student defenses, doing ground-breaking scholarly research, writing papers for publication in academic journals, giving presentations, reading scholarly journals to keep abreast of new developments, participating in departmental faculty meetings, serving on departmental committees, participating in departmental retreats, serving on university committees, participating in Commencement exercises... Oh, and of course, teaching.


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