Jason Rhode, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Extended Learning
Jason Rhode serves as assistant professor of instructional technology in the Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment (ETRA) at Northern Illinois University. His research interests focus upon the intersection of faculty development, institutional instructional technology integration and support, distance learning administration, and online teaching best practices. His faculty responsibilities include developing and teaching courses in instructional design and educational technology, advising and supervising students, serving in department, college, and university committees, and pursuing research and scholarly activities.
An experienced faculty developer, instructor, instructional designer, course developer, and program director with nearly two decades of experience in the field of online learning and 15 years experience in higher education faculty development, Jason Rhode also serves as executive director of extended learning and chief online officer at Northern Illinois University. Reporting to the Provost, he oversees Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center and provides strategic leadership and long-range vision for development and delivery of academic credit-bearing online and off-campus courses and programs.
Ph.D., Capella University, 2008
M.Ed., Seattle Pacific University, 2003
B.A., North Central University, 2000