Kevin Forman, Ed.D.

Instructional Designer


Kevin collaborates with faculty and staff in the design, development, and management of online courses and learning experiences, applying various learning theories, teaching strategies, instructional design models, best practices in online education, and integrating educational technologies to improve teaching effectiveness and student learning experiences. He implements and maintains quality standards across all aspects of the instructional design process.


  • Ed.D., Learning Design and Technology, University of South Carolina at Columbia, 2023
  • M.A., English: Teaching English Language Learners (TESOL), San Francisco State University, 1997
  • B.A., Humanities: Cultural Expression through the Arts, San Francisco State University, 1993
  • Peer Reviewer, Quality Matters, 2023-present
  • Member, American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Member, College Art Association (CAA)
  • Member, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
  • Member, Learning Forward
  • Member, Online Learning Consortium (OLC)
  • Member, Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education
  • Member, Chicagoland Higher Education Instructional Design Network (CHEID)
  • Member, Illinois Digital Educators Alliance (IDEA)
  • LGBTQIA+ Ally Training, Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, Northern Illinois University, 2024
  • Excellence in Digital Teaching and Learning Certificate, Blackboard Academy, 2022
  • Designing Digital Teaching and Learning Certificate, Blackboard Academy, 2021
  • Fundamentals of Digital Teaching and Learning Certificate, Blackboard Academy, 2021
  • Instructional Design Graduate Certificate coursework, University of Wisconsin at Stout, 2019-2020
  • Instructional Development Certificate, University of California Berkeley Extension, School of Education, 2001
  • Teaching Education Certificate, American Language Institute at San Francisco State University, 1997


The following comments from NIU faculty were shared directly or through NIU Today Applaud a Colleague:

"I appreciate your dedication and ongoing commitment to learning. You have been very helpful to me this semester!" (February 14, 2024)

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Kevin Forman
Pronunciation: KEV-in FOR-min
Pronouns: he/him/his
Phone: 815-753-5929
Office: AC100C

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