Yianna Vovides

Director of Learning Design and Research & Professor

Ph.D., Instructional Design and Technology, University of Iowa

Professor Vovides’ work intersects three areas – education, technology, and development. Over the last two decades, she has focused her practice and academic efforts in addressing how people learn within networked learning environments. She has worked on projects that emphasize individual and group learning, institutional programs that enable systemic changes, and research that examines how new technologies support teaching and learning.

Professor Vovides currently serves as Director of Learning Design and Research at the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS), Professor for the Master of Arts in Learning, Design, and Technology (LDT) program at Georgetown University, and Curriculum Director for LDT. In her role at CNDLS, she oversees the online learning, technology-enhanced, and development efforts. She has over 15 years of experience in higher education and has been instrumental in establishing programmatic efforts for university-wide services in online learning. As a professor, she serves as faculty for the LDT and teaches courses both for the program core and learning design track core – Methods of Learning and Design and Theories, Process Models, and Strategies. In addition, she teaches Judgement and Decision-making, an elective course that examines judgement and decision-making from psychological perspectives by utilizing learning analytic models as mapping tools.

Professor Vovides also serves as Curriculum Director for LDT. In this role, she convenes and seeks out input from both faculty and students on how to implement, adjust, and improve the curricular connections among courses across the program’s core courses and all tracks.