Senior Academic Technology Consultant
Sophia consults with faculty in the area of emerging instructional technologies to promote teaching innovation. Current projects include managing online courses offered by faculty in the Duke Global Health Institute, the Duke School of Nursing, and collaborating with the Graduate School to prepare Ph.D. students for online college teaching (Bass Instructional Online Fellowship program). Sophia teaches GS 762: Online College Teaching, and leads Duke’s Distance Education Interest Group.
Sophia’s research interests include global collaborations for online teaching, emerging online education models, instructional design, online pedagogies, faculty development, and international learners.
Recent Blog Posts
Innovative Teaching, Online Courses
- CIT Teaching and Learning Days
- Connect with the Online Learning Consortium
- Globalizing an Online Nursing Course at Duke
- Best Practices for Online Course Redesign
- Student-centered Learning in a Hybrid History Course
- Teaching with VoiceThread in the Hindi Classroom
- Teaching Insights for New Duke Faculty
- New Models for Teaching Using Coursera Groups
- Tropical Parasitology Offers Real-World Learning with Global Impact
- Engage Your Learners with VoiceThread
- Duke Launches New MOOC: Foundational Neuroscience for Perception and Action
- Teaching Tips: Engaging Learners with Online Communication Tools
- Duke Launches new MOOC Specialization on Reasoning, Data Analysis, and Writing
- Medical Neuroscience: Reaching Students of the Health Professions and Health Professionals Around the World
Bass Online Apprentice Fellowship Program with CIT
- Bass Online Apprentice Develops Diverse Skill Set to Teach Online
- Innovative Teaching in Undergraduate Philosophy
- Bass Online Apprentice Collaborates to Create Global Online Learning Experience
- Online Teaching: New Skills for CIT’s Bass Online Apprentices
- Bass Online Apprentices Share the MOOC Student Experience
- Preparing Future Faculty for Online College Teaching
Special Interest Groups
- DE SIG@Duke: Focus on Digital Copyright and Online Teaching
- DE SIG@Duke: Focus on Blended Learning
- Duke Online Education Panel Presents Feb. 14, 2017
- DE SIG@Duke: Focus on Online Education
- DE SIG@Duke: Arizona State University’s Innovation and Online Unit: EdPlus @ASU
- DE SIG@Duke: Focus on eLearning Tools & Universal Design
- DE SIG@Duke: Focus on Adaptive Learning
Recent Presentations & Workshops
- Town Hall: Institutional Strategies and Innovation (invited, 11/2016) OLC Accelerate
- A Scalable Consulting Model for Global Online Course Redesign at Duke University (11/2016) OLC Accelerate
- Global Faculty, Global Learners: Strategies to Develop Complex International Online Courses (11/2016) OLC Accelerate
- MOOCs and Open Education, Open Access, Scholarship, Data, Software, and Publishing (9/24/2016), Duke Libraries
- Working with Global Partners: Developing MOOCs and Hybrid Courses at Duke University (10/2015) (OLC)
- Preparing Future Faculty for Online College Teaching (10/2015) (OLC)
- Hybrid Course Design and Practice, CIT workshop, Duke University, 2/19/15
- Engaging Learners with Online Communication Tools, CIT workshop, Duke University, 10/22/14
- Flipping Classrooms in Distance Learning Environments, Panel Facilitator, DE SIG, Duke University, 10/14/14
- Bass Online Apprenticeships: Preparing Ph.D. Students for Online Teaching, CIT Showcase, Duke University, 10/13/2014.
- Engaging the Online Learner (invited presentation) Campbell University, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 4/24/2014.
- Teaching Online: Best Practices (invited presentation) Durham Technical Community College, 4 25/2014.
Prior to joining CIT, Sophia was on the faculty at NC State University, College of Education (Instructional Technology) and was a research associate with the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, where she managed online professional development programs for educators, state-wide. Sophia has developed and taught graduate online courses in instructional design, instructional technology, and training needs assessment. Previous experience in higher education includes managing NC State’s E-Learning Graduate Certificate program, managing online graduate programs, advising graduate students and coordinating their instructional technology internships, managing faculty development, training, and recruitment services at NC State, and overseeing revenue-generating online programs.
Sophia’s presentations have focused broadly in online teaching and learning. She holds a B.A. from McGill University, an M.S.L.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an M.Ed and Ed.D from North Carolina State University.