Center for online and digital learning announces new managing director

The Center for Online and Digital Learning Announces Judy Yuzhu Teng, Ph.D., as Executive Director. In this position, Teng will oversee the instructional design and course development services of the Center for Online and Digital Learning.

Teng will serve as the institutional leader, coordinating with academic leaders and faculty to research, evaluate, and implement instructional and content development strategies and technologies that support the university’s online programs.

“Judy joins us at a transformative moment for Syracuse University. She brings us the thought leadership needed to embed the mission-critical center in the university’s strategic enrollment plan,” said Michael Frasciello, dean of the College of Professional Studies. “As a senior leader of large-scale instructional design and development initiatives, Judy understands what it takes to drive sustainable, scalable, and inquiry-based learning innovation.”

Teng joins Syracuse University from George Washington University, where she has held academic leadership positions, overseeing the transition to online learning, establishing course design and development readiness. Teng-led technology infrastructure and academic support processes to meet the needs of online students scattered around the world.

Teng’s career also includes leadership and innovation design positions at College of Saint Rose, State University of New York and Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Teng earned a bachelor’s degree from Jilin Normal University, a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the College of Saint Rose, and a Ph.D. in curriculum and teaching at the State University of New York at Albany. In addition, Teng holds professional certifications in technology-enabled teaching, instructional design quality, and learning innovation from EDUCAUSE and Quality Matters.

About the College of Professional Studies

The College of Professional Studies is a global, inclusive, and forward-thinking college that provides access to a diverse range of students and learners pursuing a Syracuse University degree, qualification, certificate, or educational experience.

About the center for digital and online learning

The Center for Online and Digital Learning provides assessment, development, and delivery of world-class online programs at Syracuse University. All online courses are developed in collaboration with Syracuse University faculty to utilize the full spectrum of learning possible in technology-enabled, feature-rich digital environments.

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