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Center for Online and Digital Learning Announces New Executive Director
The Center for Online and Digital Learning announces Judy Yuzhu Teng, Ph.D., as its executive director. In this position, Teng will lead the Center for Online and Digital Learning’s instructional design and course development services.
Teng will serve as an institutional lead, coordinating with academic leaders and faculty to research, evaluate and implement instructional and content development strategies and technologies supporting the University’s online programs.
“Judy joins us at a transformational moment for Syracuse University. She brings to us the thought leadership necessary to anchor the mission-critical center to the University’s strategic enrollment plan,” says Michael Frasciello, dean of the College of Professional Studies. “As a senior leader of large-scale instructional design and development initiatives, Judy understands what is required to drive sustainable, scalable and research-driven learning innovation.”
Teng joins Syracuse University from The George Washington University, where she served in academic leadership roles, overseeing transitions to online learning, establishing course design and development readiness. Teng guided technology infrastructure and academic support processes to meet the needs of globally dispersed online students.
Teng’s career additionally includes leadership and innovation design positions at the College of Saint Rose, the State University of New York and the 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 instruction from the State University of New York at Albany. Additionally, Teng maintains professional certifications in technology-mediated instruction, 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 future-facing college, providing access to diverse students and learners seeking a Syracuse University degree, credential, certificate, or education experience.
About the Center for Digital and Online Learning
The Center for Online and Digital Learning provides evaluation, development, and delivery of world-class online programs at Syracuse University. Employing instructional design theories, prescriptive models, and research, all online courses are designed in collaboration with Syracuse University faculty to leverage the full spectrum of learning that is possible in technology-enhanced, feature-rich digital environments.