Don  Ferland

Assistant Professor of Advanced Critical Thinking

Professor Ferland served as an Attorney-Advisor to the U.S. Department of Defense for the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies located at Naval Station, Newport, Rhode Island.  In that capacity Professor Ferland researched topics pertaining to international and military law, conducted overseas seminars, taught in the organization’s resident program for foreign officers, and served as a guest lecturer at the Naval War College.  Overseas seminar venues included several countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America.  
Prior to joining the Department of Defense, Professor Ferland was a tenured, full-time Professor of Law and History at Massachusetts Bay Community College in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts.  While teaching, Professor Ferland developed several textbooks, simulation games and mock trials for the classroom.  
Currently, Professor Ferland is completing a Master’s Degree in Instructional Design through the University of Massachusetts – Boston, specializing in simulations gaming design, along with researching cognitive bias in instruction and design.  Professor Ferland uses over fifty authoring tools to create videos, informational graphics, and gaming software.