Jessica Lantz

Instructional Designer, Assistant Professor

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Building: Rose Library
Office: 5321
MSC: 4601

Departments: Learning Innovations & Design, Online Learning

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

About me

I am an Instructional Designer and Assistant Professor on the Online Learning team. In my role, I enjoy the opportunity to collaborate with and empower JMU faculty in their efforts to facilitate effective online and hybrid learning experiences for their students. You might meet me during an institute or workshop; or when you request a one-on-one consultation on topics including online and hybrid learning pedagogies, course design, engagement strategies, and utilizing my interdisciplinary knowledge of instructional technology and library information science. I’m passionate about being helpful, so please reach out!

The overarching goal in my work is to improve equity, access, and inclusion in online learning. I also enjoy collaborating with faculty in research on emerging topics related to instructional design and technology.

I am a proud triple Duke with over a decade of professional experience serving the JMU community. My personal interests include French bulldogs, metal and hardcore punk music, food in general, Baby Yoda, gardening, and weightlifting!

Education, Training, and Certification
M.Ed. (Educational Technology), James Madison University
MLS (Library Science), University of North Texas
B.S. (Media Arts & Design and Anthropology), James Madison University 

Quality Matters Certified Peer Reviewer 

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, Makerspaces Services & Instruction, Media Production Services, Online Learning, and Programming & Planning.

About Online Learning

We provide leadership and expertise in the development and implementation of quality online, hybrid, and distance learning at JMU. With a focus on access, accessibility, equity, and inclusion, we coordinate services, support, and instructional design for online and hybrid learning. Our collaboration and research efforts extend pedagogical effectiveness and learning flexibility in support of engaging, student-centered online and hybrid learning experiences.