Eric Stauffer is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Instructional Design and Technology within the Libraries at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. As director, Eric oversees a team of instructional designers and educational technologists who provide instructional design and educational technology training and support for faculty, staff, and students across disciplines at JMU. Eric also teaches and advises undergraduate and graduate students in Educational Technology in College of Education at JMU. Past courses include foundations of instructional design, the design and development of instructional multimedia, and the exploration of user experience (UX) for learning.
Prior to his work current work at JMU, Eric worked as a graphic artist, an elementary school teacher, an instructional technology coach in K-12, an instructional technologist at the University of Virginia, an instructional designer for the Department of Energy, and a doctoral fellow at Virginia Tech .
Eric’s is an active member within the field of Instructional Design and Technology and presents at regional, national, and international conferences. His research interests focuses on the practical utilization of educational technology and includes investigations into best practices in online learning, self-regulated learning, the emergence of immersive learning environments (VR/AR/MR), and artificial intelligence in the classroom. Eric is also an active member within the professional community of instructional design and technology and most recently became incoming president of the Division of Emergent Learning Technology (DELT) with AECT.