Sunand Bhattacharya is a learning architect with a specialization for design based teaching and learning. He is serves as consulting advisor for various education establishments such as the office of the Provost, Boston College, Waltham school district, as well as a lecturer at Franklin Olin College of Engineering and Mass College of Art and Design. Before returning to academia, Sunand was the Global Learning Strategist for Autodesk, leading its Learning Futures team. In this role, he was globally responsible for the strategy, management and evangelization of Autodesk’s future influence advocacy in design related STEAM and engineering education.
Prior to Autodesk, Sunand was the principal and co-founding partner of Arjuna Learning Designs LLC., a firm specializing in the creation of interactive learning objects to enhance quality of teaching and learning for name brand publishing houses. He is also a tenured professor of industrial design, and has held executive positions at, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Sunand is a recipient of the Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology award from The International Conference on College Teaching and Learning.
Sunand is a graduate in Industrial Design from the National Institute of Design (NID) in India and holds his terminal graduate degree in Industrial Design and Human Factors from The Ohio State University.