Dr. Jason Rhode serves as assistant professor of instructional technology in the Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment, as well as director of the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center at Northern Illinois University (NIU). His research interests focus upon the intersection of faculty development, institutional instructional technology integration and support, distance learning administration, and online teaching best practices. He holds a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Seattle Pacific University and Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Instructional Design for Online Learning from Capella University.
As an award-winning instructional designer and online instructor with nearly two decades of experience in the field of online learning, he oversees and provides leadership on all aspects of faculty development training and online program development support at NIU. Among his numerous accolades, he was named one of the Top 30 Technologists, Transformers, and Trailblazers for 2016 by the Center for Digital Education in recognition of leadership in transforming the educational landscape through the use of digital tools. He enjoys sharing his teaching with technology expertise with others, including designing and teaching online and blended courses. Learn more and connect with him at niu.edu/jrhode