Andrea Adams

Assistant Dean for Learning Innovations & Design, Associate Professor

About me

I have been in the educational field for over two decades, including both K-12 and higher education. I lead the Learning Innovations & Design unit including instructional design, online learning, media production services, makerspaces, digital projects, and classroom technology services to help the JMU community effectively integrate instructional technologies into teaching, learning and research.


B.S. in Technology Education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

MS.Ed in Educational Technology at James Madison University

About Learning Innovations & Design

We create virtual and physical spaces, programs, and services for the JMU community to enhance, experiment with, and innovate in their teaching, learning, and scholarship. Departments include Classroom Technology Services, Digital Projects, Educational Technology Services, Instructional Design, Learning Technology ServicesMakerspace Services & Instruction, and Media Production Services.

About Libraries Administration

We support and challenge JMU Libraries’ staff and faculty to live up to our guiding statements — as we work together to provide excellent library and educational technology resources, spaces, services, and expertise to our campus community.

Staff listed here report directly within the office of the Dean of Libraries. Additional members of the admin team are listed under Finance, HR, and Facilities, including Facilities Operations.