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Dr. Abritty Abdullah joined SJSU eCampus in 2022 right after receiving her Ph.D. degree in Instructional Design and Development from the University of South Alabama. She previously worked as an Instructional Designer (Graduate Lab) in the Innovation in Learning Center at the University of South Alabama. She also worked briefly with Apple as an Instructional Designer. Dr. Abritty Abdullah has a strong background in the most updated theories and practices of learning design. She was also a research assistant for the needs assessment and evaluation of the Noyce Southeastern Regional Conference and the Noyce program at the University of South Alabama (NSF Award no. 1905392). Dr. Abdullah previously taught at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), and the International University of Business, Agriculture and Development (IUBAT) in Bangladesh.
Dr. Abdullah has a master’s in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Oregon State University. She also has a master’s in English from the University of Dhaka. She is passionate about incorporating social justice practices in learning design, and making learning more accessible, interesting, and available for ‘all’ learners is the motto she goes by. A qualitative research and case studies enthusiast, Dr. Abdullah is looking forward to conducting more research on learners’ experiences in online spaces to implement learner’s needs in eCampus courses.