Juhong Christie Liu

Director of Instructional Design, Associate Professor

About me

Having been a Senior Instructional Designer and Associate Professor, I am well prepared with practices, teaching, mentoring, and research in instructional design, development, implementation, and evaluation with online and hybrid learning environments. My scholarly interests (click here) include design-based and cross-cultural collaborative research, design and development of OER, applied research of emerging technologies, project management in instructional design (ID), and assessment of technology-mediated learning.  

With interdisciplinary and cross-cultural preparations, I serve on the NSF review panels and the Editorial Boards of TechTrends and Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE). I am currently on the core leadership team of Shenandoah Valley Inclusive Wellness Coalition (SVIWC). I also serve as the president (2021-22) of the Association of Educational Communications & Technology (AECT) Culture, Learning, and Technology (CLT) and on the leadership team of the American Educational Research Association Instructional Technology Special Interest Group (AERA IT-SIG).

Along 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

Higher Education Assessment Graduate Certificate, James Madison University
Quality Matters Certified Peer Reviewer, Quality Matters
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.

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.