Thomas Wilson, MSIDT

Director of Online Learning, Office of Innovative Teaching and Technology
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5039
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Wilson, who began teaching with technology more than two decades ago, develops online courses through the Office of Innovative Teaching and Technology. After earning his Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications from the University of Southern Colorado, he worked as a TV writer/producer in Honolulu, creating educational television programs for the Hawaii Department of Education. He also worked with corporations and state agencies to produce employee training videos and training curricula.

Wilson relocated to Southern California to work as the marketing director at a military base, where he earned a national award for his innovative use of technology in marketing. Hearing God’s call, the longtime writer left his federal government job to teach English at a rural Christian school, where he helped develop and implement a schoolwide instructional technology program that encompassed student learning and faculty training.

Wilson saw the frontier of online education as an ideal opportunity to utilize his experience in media, mentoring, and ministry. After earning a Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology from California State University, Fullerton, he stepped out of the traditional classroom and into online education. Before joining the Azusa Pacific faculty in 2011, Wilson was associate dean for online learning at a for-profit university where he supervised 500 online instructors, developed elearning courses, and taught online.

Wilson also contributes media, marketing, and training services to some Southern California ministries that he has worked with for several years.


  • MSIDT, California State University, Fullerton
  • B.S., University of Southern Colorado


  • Educational Multimedia and Technology
  • eLearning
  • Online Instructional Design

Office Hours

8 a.m.–5 p.m.