Ruth Huard, PhD
Interim Dean, College of International & Extended Studies
Dr. Ruth Huard is the Interim Dean of the College of International and Extended Studies (CIES) and oversees all the Special Session programs at San José State University. She oversees International Gateways (the SJSU ESL program), Study Abroad programs, International House, International Recruitment, Professional Development programs, Open University and Professional Degree programs (e.g. the off-campus MBA)
She has over 10 years of academic and professional experience in the areas of learning sciences and technology design. Through her former role with eCampus and as the current Director of Spartans Online, she has facilitated the growth of online teaching and learning opportunities for the San José State University community.
Dr. Huard is a former professor and enjoyed teaching courses such as emerging technologies, research methods, and applied organizational communication. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University where she conducted research on human-computer interaction and learning systems in the School of Education and in the Computer Science Department–Knowledge Systems AI Lab. While Dr. Huard is excited by emerging technologies, her interest and focus continue to be on the people that engage with the technology.
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