New Staff Member: Sabrina Johnson-Taylor named Distance Education Coordinator

Please welcome Sabrina Johnson-Taylor, PhD to the SUNY Oneonta community.  Sabrina joins us as the Distance Education Coordinator. She can be reached at her office in 119A Netzer; phone 436-2800.

Sabrina spent just over 2 1/2 years as an instructional designer at Regis College. While at Regis, she established the school’s distance-learning infrastructure, which helped to align the school with standards outlined by its accrediting body. She also pioneered several college initiatives, such as ADA Compliance, Peer Mentoring, Lecture Capturing and iBooks Authoring. Her work in the school’s iPad initiative contributed to the University’s new credential, becoming an Apple Distinguished School, one out of 20 in the United States.

While working as instructional designer, she taught professional development workshops and seminars on the following:  Best Practices for Teaching and Learning in Online and Blended Courses, Flipping the Classroom, and ADA Compliance.

She received her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University at Albany in 2005. Her dissertation was a comparative study, examining the learning affordances of fully online, hybrid, and traditional teaching.

Sabrina not only graduated from the University at Albany but also teaches in their Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology (CDIT) graduate program. She has been teaching in this fully online program for 11 years. The program is ranked #4 in the country.