On Monday, Oct. 23, Bob Warner died from natural causes at his home in Flowery Branch. Bob has been the instructional designer in the IT Department at Brenau since September 2013. Bob’s mission was to assist instructors in designing and building online courses of the highest quality. He and his expertise will be sorely missed. Bob was always very thoughtful and frequently hosted BBQ lunches in the IT conference room. He was also instrumental in establishing the Faculty Work Room in the library, where instructors can create audio and video recordings for their courses.
Bob was raised in rural Indiana as a third-generation farmer, where his family raised crops and had cattle for milking and other farm animals. The Warner farm is still an active family farm.
Bob graduated with a B.A. in humanities from Purdue University and received a M.S. in educational instructional technology from Indiana State University. He worked as an instructor and course designer in public schools, technical colleges and universities.
Bob always had a story to tell, usually to help you understand a point or situation that you might be dealing with. As a history teacher, he knew why things today are the way they are, and he could tell you how they got that way. He was also always open to debate and enjoyed discussion on numerous topics. He will be greatly missed in the IT department and by everyone at Brenau.
The three great loves in his life were his family, education and golf. He has one son, Robert Warner, who currently lives in Indiana.