Kurt HaverstockKurt Haverstock

Manager of Distributed Education Technology and Facilities

As the INI continues to connect faculty and students in global locations, Kurt Haverstock plays an important role in managing the INI's distributed education centers (DECs) and the technical staff who support them. He both oversees and assists in the operation of the INI's two classrooms at the INI Building (DEC@Henry) and Robert Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center (DEC@CIC) and partners with the technicians at remote locations to make it possible for Carnegie Mellon to deliver and receive lectures from places such as the Silicon Valley campus and the University of Hyogo in Japan.

Building on more than 30 years of experience in television production and engineering, and 25 years experience in the design and production of instructional media and the design and maintenance of distributed education facilities, Kurt develops and implements strategies for the use and upgrade of the INI's classroom equipment and facilities. He took the lead to make major improvements to the DEC@CIC in the Summer of 2013 and is developing plans to upgrade all INI facilities to digital HD.  He is a constant presence of support for faculty, students and staff on technical issues with equipment and systems. He also voices his expertise to influence campus decisions on distributed education technology as a member of the CIT Global Campus Integration Committee. 

Kurt holds a Master of Education degree in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Pittsburgh and has been involved in the production of instructional media at Carnegie Mellon for a total of 17 years. He has also contributed on a freelance basis to the distributed education efforts of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Penn State University, and the US Department of Defense. Commercial television production credits include documentaries, event reenactments and sporting events aired on Discovery Networks, ESPN, The Montel Williams Show, TNN (Diamond P Sports) and WQED Pittsburgh.