Tatjana Titareva

Instructional Design Specialist

About me

I am an educator and scholar specializing in AI and innovation, with a particular focus on technology leadership and the adoption of AI tools in higher education. I have presented at numerous academic conferences (Academy of Management (AOM), European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), POD Network, and others). Currently, I serve on the Presidential Commission on AI at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), as well as a guest-editor for AI issue of JMU International Journal on Responsibility and a reviewer of AI manuscripts for Journal of Managerial Psychology, as well as was a member of organizing teams of a conference and a symposium related to Ethical and Responsible AI. My collaboration with international organizations such as UNESCO, OECD, the Brookings Institution, and the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA), highlight my commitment to advancing AI technologies’ opportunities and understanding their global impact in a long-term perspective.

I have nine years of experience in learning content and training materials’ development and implementation. During PhD studies at JMU, I held doctoral assistantships at innovation and technology space – X-Labs, and the Center for Faculty Innovation (CFI), where I supported technology course development and adoption and programming for faculty. This experience is directly relevant to the current role as an Instructional Design Specialist at JMU Libraries. Additionally, prior to relocation to the US, I served as a Business IT program Director at a business school in Latvia, overseeing degree curriculum audit and updates to meet modern job market demands. I enjoy engaging with the JMU community and broader academic and international affairs networks. I am passionate about traveling around the globe, cross-cultural communication and volunteer work in organizations promoting ethical AI, equity education, gender equality, and green economy.

Education, Training, and Certification

  • Ph.D. Strategic Leadership Studies, James Madison University, United States
  • MSSc, Political Science, Riga Stradins University, Latvia
  • IMPA, Public Administration, Tsinghua University, China
  • BBA, Business Administration, Amity University, India
  • The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education
  • Transferring to Online Teaching: Challenges, Solutions, Best Pedagogical Practices
  • Creativity in Entrepreneurial Thinking. How to prepare students to be competitive in the economy of the future
  • Modernization of Teaching Profession
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods in Student Works
  • Coaching
  • Pedagogy
  • Team Based Learning Approach
  • Project Management

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.