The Course Kitchen team includes freelance learning and development professionals with exceptionally diverse professional and academic backgrounds. This richness allows us to serve clients from varying sectors and with varying needs.

New and aspiring learning designers: Our team is always growing, and we love to coach and mentor less-experienced learning designers. At Course Kitchen, we develop learning experiences and learning designers. Send us your resume if you’d like to shadow an upcoming project.

Bonnie Budd, EdDc (2020)

Owner and Chief Chef

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Bonnie created Course Kitchen in 2016 to provide organizations with access to the best learning and development professionals in the field. She serves as the primary point of contact for clients as a consultant, designer, developer, and project manager, and she has never been happier! Over the last ten years (give or take), Bonnie helped to launch and improve learning design initiatives in academic, financial, healthcare, and research organizations. She is committed to the continuous improvement of learning experiences whenever and wherever they occur.

Professional Background

Bonnie is currently the Director of Online Learning at Bryant University, leading a team of Learning Experience Developers to create and support the school’s first online degree program the Professional Master of Business Administration. Prior to this role, Bonnie served as the Manager of Learning Design and Analytics in the Teaching and Learning Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and the Assistant Director for Teaching and Learning at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. This followed her time at Babson College where she was the Blended Learning Manager for Babson Executive Education, the University of Missouri-St Louis where she was the Lead Instructional Designer, and the Online Training Coordinator at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.


Bonnie earned a BS in Mathematics from Salve Regina University in 1999 and a Masters in Adult Education from the University of Rhode Island in 2008. She is currently pursuing her EdD in Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership at Northeastern University.



Along with her husband, stepson, and puppies Piper and Timber, Bonnie spends a lot of time in her quiet backyard overlooking beautiful conservation land in the Blackstone Valley of Massachusetts. She loves to cook, especially with friends willing to tackle really complicated dishes, a joy she discovered upon starting Neighbor Dinners in St Louis. Bonnie owns a banjo with dreams of knowing how to play it someday, but so far it just looks pretty in the living room.

You can connect with Bonnie via LinkedIn, on Twitter @drbonniebudd, or via email at