I am pleased to announce that Dr. Sherri Braxton-Lieber, Special Assistant to the Provost and Director of Course Redesign at Bowie State University (BSU), has accepted UMBC’s Director of Instructional Technology position in the Division of Information Technology. She will start full-time on Tuesday, May 27, and serve as the primary point of contact for DoIT’s instructional technology support efforts.
With more than 17 years of experience in traditional classroom instruction, Sherri also brings over 14 years of experience using learning technologies in higher education settings. Among her current duties at BSU, Sherri provides leadership and oversight of the academic computing staff supporting faculty in course redesign, effective use of educational technologies to improve learning outcomes, and the design, development and implementation of online courses. She drafted BSU’s strategic plan for online learning and serves as BSU’s liaison to the University System of Maryland’s Academic Transformation initiatives. She was also an assistant professor of computer science at BSU from 1998 to 2003.
Before assuming her administrative role at Bowie in 2010, Sherri served as an adjunct faculty member, Senior Instructional Designer and then Director of Distance Education at the Johns Hopkins University Engineering for Professionals (JHU-EP) Online Distance Learning Center. She served as the subject matter expert in the area of distance education and worked with faculty, chairs and senior management to lead the program through its first course reviews and certifications under Quality Matters, the highly-regarded, voluntary national peer review process for effective online and hybrid/blended learning. She also teaches online for University of Maryland, University College (UMUC) and Walden University.
Sherri holds a Sc.D in Computer Science with minors in Educational Leadership and Management Science from George Washington University (2000), a Master’s in Computer Science with Mathematics minor from North Carolina State University (1994), and a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science with Mathematics minor from Wake Forest University (1992).
A resident of Clarksville, MD, Sherri and her husband, Sam, have two children Ethan (11) and Sarah (7). When she does have free time, she enjoys horseback riding, exercising and reading mystery novels.
If you have any questions or suggestions about our future support of instructional technology, please let me or Sherri know.
Asst. Vice President
Instructional Technology & New Media
UMBC Division of Information Technology