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Dr. Bjorn Mercer

Program Director Associate Professor, Arts, Humanities & Education
Dr. Bjorn Mercer

Education

D.M.A. in Music
The University of Arizona
M.B.A. in Business Administration
University of Phoenix
M.M. in Music
The University of Arizona

Research Interests

Music, social media to aid learning, multimedia in the online classroom, online faculty leadership, online faculty networking.

Positions Held

2009 - 2017
University of Phoenix
Associate Faculty
2011 - 2017
University of Phoenix
Associate Director
2006 - 2011
University of Phoenix
Full-time Faculty
2002 - 2008
Maricopa Community College District
Adjunct Faculty
2001 - 2004
Pima Community College
Adjunct Faculty
2000 - 2003
University of Arizona
Visiting Lecturer

Intellectual Contributions

Investigating Twitter use in Lower Division Online Classrooms

Bjorn M Mercer, Amy Winger
October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2017
Distance Learning

Media Contributions

Humility: Religious, Public and Personal Humility

APU Edge
April 14, 2021
Social Media - Blog

Humility: Overview

APU Edge
April 5, 2021
Social Media - Blog

Discovering American Composers: Harry Burleigh Part v

Medium
March 25, 2021
Social Media - Blog

Discovering American Composers: Harry Burleigh Part IV

Medium
March 23, 2021
Social Media - Blog

Discovering American Composers: Harry Burleigh Part III

Medium
March 19, 2021
Social Media - Blog

Podcast: Video Streaming and Film Industry

APU Edge
March 18, 2021
Social Media - Podcast

Discovering American Composers: Freeman's Legacy (Part II)

Medium
March 15, 2021
Social Media - Blog

Discovering American Composers: Harry Lawrence Freeman (Part I)

Medium
March 11, 2021
Social Media - Blog

Popular Classical Music: Its Value in the Contemporary World (Part VI)

Medium
February 24, 2021
Social Media - Blog

Popular Classical Music: Even More American Composers (Part V)

Medium
February 22, 2021
Social Media - Blog

Podcast: The Capitol Riots

APU Edge
February 18, 2021
Social Media - Podcast

Popular Classical Music: More American Composers (Part IV)

Medium
February 17, 2021
Social Media - Blog

Popular Classical Music: Top American Composers (Part III)

Medium
February 15, 2021
Social Media - Blog

Popular Classical Music: How Popular Is Classical Music? (Part II)

Medium
February 10, 2021
Social Media - Blog

Popular Classical Music: The Big Names (Part I)

Medium
February 8, 2021
Social Media - Blog

Podcast: The Religious Crossroads of Hawaii

APU Edge
February 4, 2021
Social Media - Podcast

Podcast: Science (Carter)

APU Edge
January 22, 2021
Social Media - Podcast

Podcast: Intersectionality (Fish-Ferguson)

APU Edge
January 21, 2021
Social Media - Podcast

Podcast: The Technology of Cyber Security (Harris)

APU Edge
January 08, 2021
Social Media - Podcast

Podcast: Philosophy of War (Parker)

APU Edge
January 07, 2021
Social Media - Podcast

Do Colleges Really Prepare Graduates for a Successful Career? (Part IV)

Medium
December 31, 2020
Social Media - Blog

Do Colleges Really Prepare Graduates for a Successful Career? (Part III)

Medium
December 29, 2020
Social Media - Blog

Podcast: The Benefits and Complexities of AI (Kostic)

APU Edge
December 25, 2020
Social Media - Podcast

Do Colleges Really Prepare Graduates for a Successful Career? (Part II)

Medium
December 24, 2020
Social Media - Blog

Podcast: A Brief Dive into Labor History (Leatherwood)

APU Edge
December 24, 2020
Social Media - Podcast

Do Colleges Really Prepare Graduates for a Successful Career? (Part I)

Medium
December 22, 2020
Social Media - Blog

Podcast: Environmentalism Today (Welsch)

APU Edge
December 11, 2020
Social Media - Podcast

Podcast: 2020 Election and the History of Political Conventions

In Homeland Security
October 15, 2020
Social Media - Podcast

COVID-19 and Why Reopening Schools Is Complicated, Part V

Online Learning Tips
September 24, 2020
Social Media - Blog

COVID-19 and Why Reopening Schools Is Complicated, Part IV

Online Learning Tips
September 22, 2020
Social Media - Blog

COVID-19 and Why Reopening Schools Is Complicated, Part III

Online Learning Tips
September 17, 2020
Social Media - Blog

COVID-19 and Why Reopening Schools Is Complicated, Part II

Online Learning Tips
September 15, 2020
Social Media - Blog

The Narcissism of Small Differences Is a Product of Evolution (cowritten with Gary Deel)

Medium
September 15, 2020
Social Media - Blog

COVID-19 and Why Reopening Schools Is Complicated, Part I

Online Learning Tips
September 10, 2020
Social Media - Blog

The Narcissism of Small Differences: Initial Thoughts

Medium
September 10, 2020
Social Media - Blog

Podcast: COVID and the Ethics of School Reopening

Online Learning Tips
September 3, 2020
Social Media - Podcast

Explaining The Magic of Orchestration (Part II)

Medium
August 27, 2020
Social Media - Blog

Explaining The Magic of Orchestration (Part I)

Medium
August 26, 2020
Social Media - Blog

Podcast: What Is the Path to Leading an Ethical Life?

Online Learning Tips
August 25, 2020
Social Media - Podcast

Podcast: COVID-19 and Healthcare Disparities in Minority Communities

Online Learning Tips
August 19, 2020
Social Media - Podcast

Course Development: Lessons from 'Frozen II' (Part III)

Online Learning Tips
August 13, 2020
Social Media - Blog

Course Development: Lessons from 'Frozen II' (Part II)

Online Learning Tips
August 11, 2020
Social Media - Blog

Course Development: Lessons from 'Frozen II' (Part I)

Online Learning Tips
August 7, 2020
Social Media - Blog

Testing Readability Levels for Comprehension (Part II)

Online Learning Tips
July 22, 2020
Social Media - Blog

Testing Readability Levels for Comprehension (Part I)

Online Learning Tips
July 20, 2020
Social Media - Blog

Richard Wagner: Separating Art from Its Artist (Part II)

Online Learning Tips
July 7, 2020
Social Media - Blog

Podcast: How We Can Improve Race Relations in the US

Online Learning Tips
July 4, 2020
Social Media - Podcast

Richard Wagner: Separating Art from Its Artist (Part I)

Online Learning Tips
July 3, 2020
Social Media - Blog

Environmental Lessons from the Dust Bowl Tragedy

Online Learning Tips
May 29, 2020
Social Media - Blog

Who Will Compose the Next Great Classical Requiem?

Online Learning Tips
May 15, 2020
Social Media - Blog

How You Can Help the Environment from Your Home

Online Learning Tips
May 8, 2020
Social Media - Blog

How Religious Communities Have Responded to the Coronavirus

Online Learning Tips
April 10, 2020
Social Media - Blog

Did Stravinsky’s ‘The Rite of Spring’ Really Cause a Riot?

Online Learning Tips
April 1, 2020
Social Media - Blog

Religious Affiliation: Does the US Congress Represent Us? (interview with Tom Kelly)

Medium.com
March 30, 2020
Social Media - Blog

Anton Bruckner: When Politics Alter a Musical Reputation

Online Learning Tips
February 21, 2020
Social Media - Blog

Judging the Amount of Bias in Today’s News Media

Online Learning Tips
February 18, 2020
Social Media - Blog

The Professional and Personal Pros and Cons of Using Twitter

Online Career Tips
January 29, 2020
Social Media - Blog

A Historic Case of Misinformation: Was Mozart an Austrian?

Online Learning Tips
January 27, 2020
Social Media - Blog

Opportunity Jobs Can Create a Successful and Secure Future

Online Career Tips
November 4, 2019
Social Media - Blog

Developing the Leadership Skills Needed for Management

Online Career Tips
November 1, 2019
Social Media - Blog

How Should Online College Students Talk about Politics?

Online Learning Tips
October 30, 2019
Social Media - Blog

Is Work a Calling, a Misery or Something in Between?

Online Career Tips
October 29, 2019
Social Media - Blog

Lifelong Learning Is Critical for 21st-Century Workers

Online Career Tips
September 13, 2019
Social Media - Blog

Humanities and Business Degrees Can Prepare Leaders

Online Learning Tips
September 6, 2019
Social Media - Blog

Why It’s Important to Not Kill Creativity in the Workplace

Online Career Tips
September 6, 2019
Social Media - Blog

Creativity: A Competitive Skill All Workers Should Have

Online Career Tips
August 9, 2019
Social Media - Blog

Let’s Begin Today to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow

Online Career Tips
August 7, 2019
Social Media - Blog

Workplace Civility Is an Important Soft Skill to Develop

Online Career Tips
August 2, 2019
Social Media - Blog

Why You Need a Jazz Musician on Your Workplace Team

Online Career Tips
April 23, 2018
Social Media - Blog

Storytelling Is an Essential Skill for Inspirational Leaders and Companies

Online Career Tips
March 22, 2018
Social Media - Blog

Awards & Honors

June 16, 2021
2020 University Strategic Initiative – Catalyst – Learning Management System Migration
APUS
During 2020, the earner of this badge made significant contributions to the migration of courses to a new online classroom to improve user experience, promote student-to-student and faculty-to-student interaction, enable a robust mobile classroom, and further differentiate APUS as a leader in online learning.