Associate Dean of BA Leadership Program

Department(s) or Program(s)


Mark Halvorson worked as a Web Designer, Web Architect, Director of Web Communications. He has taught design courses in typography, iconography and graphic design systems. Currently, he teaches courses in the areas of organizational development and leadership communication. His primary research concern is curriculum design theory.

Research & Scholarship


B.F.A. (Simon Fraser University)

B. Ed. (University of British Columbia)

M.A. (Trinity Western University)

Ph. D. (cand.) (Simon Fraser University)

Recent Publications

Halvorson, M.  (2011).  Revealing the Technological Irresponsibility in Curriculum Design: An essay review of Tyler's Basic Principles of Curriculum and Instruction.  (1). 

Grimmett, P.P., & Halvorson, M.  (2010).  From understanding to creating curriculum: The case for the co-evolution of re-conceptualized design with re-conceptualized curriculum.  (1). 


Leadership, Organizational Learning and Innovation, Adult Education: Curriculum Theory, Media Design (iconographic, typographic, interactive), and Educational Media and Technology.

Courses Taught

LDRS 410: Methods and Mediums of Persuasive Communication and Positive Influence

LDRS 310: The Learning Organization

ART 363/COMM 383: Format & Layout Design

ART 362/COMM 382: Symbol & Typography Design

ART 361/COMM 381: Imaging & Illustration Design

ART 280: 3D Design

ART 250: Fundamentals of Digital Design