Rob Piercy

Senior Instructional Designer


Rob 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.


  • Ph.D., Instructional Technology, Northern Illinois University, in progress
  • MS.Ed., Instructional Technology, Northern Illinois University, 2014
  • M.A., Secondary Education and Teaching, Roosevelt University, 1999
  • B.S., Criminal Justice and Corrections, Illinois State University, 1992


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

"Rob has gone above and beyond in helping me create the best possible online offerings for my students! He is always timely and professional in answering my many questions. Thanks, Rob!" (November 10, 2020)

"You are the best, Rob. My 22-year-old son was in the room while we worked together. Afterwards he said he liked how you helped me without making me feel foolish. You have a gift!" (June 10, 2020)

Rob Piercy


Rob Piercy
Phone: 815-753-3163
Office: AC100J

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