Lisa J. Anderson leads the Office of Online Learning (OOL) and oversees inclusive and equity-minded strategic partnerships and initiatives that promote student success, excellence, and innovation in digital education. In her role, she collaborates with stakeholders across and beyond campus to enhance accessible online and hybrid education pathways, build capacity for mission-driven digital education, incubate and strengthen digital programs and initiatives, and direct institutional policy-making with respect to digital strategy. Anderson also serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Technology Entrepreneur Center, focusing on leadership, innovation, and educational transformation. Her work and writing have been featured in national publications including Inside Higher Education, Government Technology, and EdSurge, as well as podcasts such as EdTech Insiders.
Provost Fellows will support important initiatives within the Office of Online Learning. Beginning in January 2024, our first Fellow of Innovation in Online Undergraduate Education will join the office. Watch for future information on Provost Fellows and OOL.
Dawn Bohn is a teaching associate professor in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. In this role, Dawn teaches a variety of unique courses, including Edible Entrepreneurialism, Food Ingredient Technology, Beverage Science and Technology, Food Product Development, Food Product Design Theory, and Advanced Food Chemistry. She aims to provide high-level experiential learning opportunities for her students prior to entering the food industry and encourages them to solve complex food science and ingredient technology challenges while developing novel food products. Dawn also serves as director of the Master of Science in Food Science that is delivered online. In this role, Dawn delivers a high-quality, accessible program to working professionals who are balancing important professional and personal commitments. She explores opportunities for instructional innovations; supports faculty instructing in the program by sharing online education best practices; serves as the advisor to all degree-seeking students; and works with students to set their individualized curriculum for the program. For her continued efforts in these roles, Dawn has been acknowledged for providing award-winning instruction, advising, and curricular development through campus-level awards, and by the FSHN department, the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, and the NACTA Professional Organization.
Wenhao David Huang
Innovation in Online Undergraduate Education Provost Fellow
Dr. Wenhao David Huang is a Professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership in the College of Education. He is also a Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Translational Science in the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Huang’s scholarship is focused on scaffolding decision-making processes in complex and diverse contexts. In technology-enriched and -enabled learning environments (TEELES) Dr. Huang has investigated learners’ affective, cognitive and motivational processes in conventional online learning environments, gamified learning environments, massively open online courses (MOOCs), and virtual reality learning environments with support from National Science Foundation. In healthcare settings, with a continuous support from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Dr. Huang has been looking into decision-making opportunities and barriers of underrepresented populations for seeking mental healthcare in diverse communities. Dr. Huang has accumulated extensive experience in contributing to designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating numerous online degree and non-degree programs since 2007.