Juhong Christie Liu
Director of Instructional Design, Associate Professor
As Director of Instructional Design (ID) in JMU Libraries, I provide collaborative leadership and equity-driven strategies for peer faculty instructional designers to thrive with both shared and unique talent with the team (formed in 2022), through the support for teaching and learning at James Madison University. My role includes stewarding the diverse existing and growing ID expertise, intentionally applying learning science and technology affordance, and leveraging the scope and scale of collaborations across campus for course, curriculum, and learning initiative design and redesign.
As an associate professor, I continue and explore scholarship on broadening learning access with OER design, design and development of inclusive learning environments, and cross-cultural collaborative research. My work can be found in the Journal of Applied Instructional Design (JAID), TechTrends, Online Learning Journal, Journal of Geoscience Education, book chapters published with Springer, Routledge, ACRL, et al., and edited works published through IEEE Xplore.
With the privilege of engaging in the JMU community and broader academic networks, I enjoy hiking, gardening, reading, writing, and culinary experiments.
Education, Training, and Certification:
Ph.D.(Curriculum & Instruction/Instructional Design and Technology), Virginia Tech
M.Ed.(Instructional Technology), East Tennessee State University
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Implementation Academy, CAST
Quality Matters Certified Peer Reviewer, Quality Matters
Higher Education Assessment Graduate Certificate, James Madison University
OLC Quality Online Teaching, Online Learning Consortium
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.
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, Educational Technology Services, Instructional Design, Learning Technology Services, and Media Production & Makerspace Services.
About LID Leadership
We are the leadership team for Learning Innovations & Design (LID).