The Innovation and Research unit within Information Technology is on mission to lead, coordinate, and facilitate the discovery and exploration of emerging and innovative solutions that lead to digital transformation (DX) across Information Technology at Grand Valley State University.

Collaborating with key stakeholders, the team will endeavor to build a robust portfolio of solutions, services, and resources that are purposefully designed to:

  • Further academic and research initiatives
  • Facilitate quality digital education
  • Enhance the learner experience
  • Build the next generation of teaching and learning spaces
  • Support the University’s mission and strategic priorities

Our goal is to develop and nurture strong working relationships and partnerships with business leaders and technology experts across the University, state, and nation through a rich "Innovation and Research Ecosystem".

Eric Kunnen

Eric Kunnen
Senior Director, IT Innovation & Research

Innovation & Research Team

Name Title Action
Joseph Van Harken Adjunct Innovator in Residence View
Jacob Fortman Emerging Technology Research Analyst View
Hunter Bridwell Emerging Technologies Coordinator View
Eric Kunnen Senior Director, IT Innovation & Research View

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