Jessica Lantz

Instructional Designer, Assistant Professor

About me

I am an Instructional Designer and Assistant Professor. 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 of 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, music, 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 Instructional Design

We are committed to building an engaging and inclusive learning environment at JMU by consulting with instructors and programs on instructional design (ID) for courses, curricula, and learning initiatives.

As instructional designers, our practices are informed by learning sciences, systems thinking, and pedagogy-driven community building. Centering equity, accessibility, and inclusion, we support instruction, learning, and scholarly work by providing instructional design solutions to enhance and sustain learners’ success. Our work simultaneously holds space to explore evidence-based emerging teaching and learning trends, tools, and methods while centering an ethic of care and a learner-centered experience

Request a consultation (select “Instructional Design & Technology” on the form) to design and develop inclusive and engaging assignments, courses, program orientations, learner-oriented resources, and curricula.

Learn more about our services.

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 in this unit include Classroom Technology Services, Educational Technology Services, Instructional Design, Learning Technology Services, and Media Production & Makerspace Services.

To get started using our services, visit the Learning Innovations & Design Desk online or in Rose Library.