Douglas Bushong

Douglas Bushong
Project Management and Training Professional
Skills and Competencies
Project Management

I communicate with stakeholders, maintain project plans, and deliver results on-time. I am comfortable managing multiple projects.

Instructional Design

I deliver learning experiences that conform to project requirements, based on business needs.

Public Speaking / Presenting

I’ve spoken to large and small audiences. I’ve delivered instructor-led training in small classrooms, project proposals to executive teams, and presentations in large auditoriums.

Microsoft Office

I have a deep understanding of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, including the the use of macros, linking, pivot tables and animation.

Adobe Master Suite

I primarily use Photoshop, Audition, and Premiere. I also have experience using After Effects and Dreamweaver, as well.

eLearning Development Software

I have experience developing computer-based training using the following software:

  • Articulate Studio
  • iSpring
  • Lectora Inspire
  • Camtasia Studio
Project Management Professional

Project Management Institute

Prosci Certified Change Practitioner


NAUI Certified Diver – Advanced and Nitrox

NAUI Worldwide

Certified Control System Technician, Level 1

International Society of Automation

Awards and Honor Societies
Beta Gamma Sigma (ΒΓΣ)

Academic honor society for business school students.

Kappa Delta Pi (ΚΔΠ)

Academic honor society for education.

  • I lead project teams of subject matter experts, trainers, and instructional designers to develop training programs.
  • I assess and mitigate risks, manage competing interests and build consensus among stakeholders to get projects across the finish line.
  • I troubleshoot problems beyond obvious symptoms; I drill down to find true root causes and viable solutions.
  • I design course materials, lesson plans and media templates to meet my customer’s education and training needs.
  • I continuously learn new techniques and skills for my work. If I don’t know how to do something, I learn quickly.

Professional Experience
Pfizer (Previously Seagen)
Principal Instructional Designer2016-2022

Developed training for the Global IT Change Management Office (CMO). Provided training development support for IT and change management projects, as well as consultation on training for programs outside of Global IT and the CMO. Managed the schedule for the Enterprise-Wide Training Governance (EWTG) committee. 

UW Medicine
LMS Portfolio Manager/ Instructional Design Consultant/ Instructional Design Manager2016-2022

Managed training projects for the LMS team. Designed and developed courses that spanned across multiple medical centers. Gathered training requirements and content from SMEs. Negotiated agreements between business owners and other stakeholders with competing interests to ensure projects were completed on time. Established an ongoing, repeatable process for maintaining enterprise-wide clinical programs.

University of Washington
Instructional Designer2015-2016

Developed training for the new HR/Payroll system (Workday) for over 40,000 employees across the University of Washington. This project involved replacing multiple dis-joined systems with a modern, integrated HR and payroll system. Designed and developed instructor-led and computer-based training. gathered training requirements and assessed learning needs based on functional specifications and business process reviews.
Independent Artist and Animator2010-Present

Produced 2D and 3D (stereoscopic) artwork for tabletop games. Provided custom commissions of science fiction/fantasy characters at gaming conventions. Produced a series of 3D rendered video game reviews, and a short series on budget gaming.

NiSource, NIPSCO
Technical Trainer / Instructional Designer2009-2015

Designed and taught courses on safety, plant science, troubleshooting, and root cause analysis (RCA). Led cross-functional project teams to design learning programs for field workers. Developed presentations, study guides, exams, videos, posters, and other learning materials. Performed RCAs for field injuries and vehicle incidents. Represented the company in the community by serving as a judge and mentor in the company-sponsored 4-H electrical program. Served on the company’s Inclusion and Diversity Team in 2010 and 2011.

NiSource, Columbia Gas Transmission
Automation Technician2004-2009

Planned control system upgrades with the project management and engineering teams.  Troubleshot and repaired control system failures at natural gas compressor stations. Programmed and updated programmable logic controller (PLC) code to ensure safe and continuous operations. Supervised contractors during control system installations. Provided training on work management (Maximo) and electrical safety during the monthly safety meetings.

Decker College
Electrical Instructor (Contract)2004-2005

Taught on-line electrical courses to adult learners. Facilitated over 200 students in the Electricity 101, 102, and 103 courses. Developed supplementary materials and guides for the electrical course. Provided subject matter expertise, technical assistance, and coaching to students in the electrical program. Delivered walk-through instruction to online students, many of whom had little or no prior technical experience.

FuelCell Energy, Inc
Field Service Technician2002-2004

Installed, maintained, and repaired 250KW Direct Fuel Cell (DFC) stack and support systems. Trained customers on fuel cell operations and maintenance. Completed factory acceptance testing for I&C systems. Provided online and phone support to technicians while working in the Global Technical Assistance Center (GTAC). Calibrated Agilent gas chromatographs. Wrote initial maintenance and operating procedures for fuel cell systems.

US Navy, USS Carl Vinson
Reactor Operator / Electronics Technician, 1st Class1996-2002

Operated the ship’s 550MW reactor during steady state and transient conditions. Calibrated and tested the plant’s instrumentation and control systems. Trained personnel in reactor plant theory, safety, procedures, and quality assurance. Performed reactor plant quality inspections and certified pressure test equipment for use in steam plant maintenance. Served as training petty officer for my division in 2001.

Volunteer Work
Turkey Tracks

Turkey Tracks is an event that provides young adults with mobility challenges the opportunity to experience the joy of turkey hunting.  More information about the organization can be found here:

Turkey Tracks  

In 2013 I worked with the organizers and guides to gather video footage of the hunts.  I produced a DVD from this footage for them to show at future events. In addition, I developed a WordPress-based website for the charity organizers that would allow them to update their site regularly from the user-friendly WordPress dashboard.

4-H Electrical Program

In the 4-H electrical program, 4-H members complete electrical projects including simple series/parallel circuits, shake-up lights, drop lights, and lamps. These projects provide the learners with the opportunity to learn about electricity and electrical safety.  In my capacity as an advisor, I worked with the learners in the months leading up to the fair to ensure they were prepared for the event.  During the week of the fair, I worked with the committee of volunteers to judge the projects, select projects for honors and awards, and determine which would go to the state fair.

Boise State University
Master of Educational TechnologyGPA: 4.00

Accepted into Kappa Delta Pi

Arizona State University
Master of Business AdministrationGPA: 4.00

Accepted into Beta Gamma Sigma

Excelsior College
Bachelor of Science, Nuclear Engineering TechnologyGPA: 3.83

Awarded the Marvin Curling Memorial Award.

Excelsior College
Associate in Applied Science, Technical Studies (Electromechanical)GPA: 3.75

Awarded the Leroy V. Good Memorial Award.