Culture, Learning and Technology
President-Elect Designate

Juhong Christie Liu
James Madison University

Dr. Juhong Christie Liu is a faculty member at James Madison University. Holding her Ph.D. of Instructional Design and Technology from Virginia Tech, Juhong has been an AECT member for more than 15 years. Currently she is the AECT Culture, Learning, and Technology (CLT) division board member and VP of Membership. With the honor of being nominated a candidate for CLT President Elect Designate, Juhong hopes to increase awareness and integration of practices that promote diversity, culture, accessibility, and inclusion in the CLT mission in this new role.    

Since 2003, Juhong has been an AECT participant, reviewer, conference planner, presenter, and author. She was a finalist of the 2005 AECT Design and Development competition. She has been a leader within AECT as a conference planner in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2016. Juhong also served on the Review Board for AECT 2015 International Summer Research Symposium as well as a contributing author. She was a key member in translating AECT Handbook series to Chinese which were published through ECNU Press, including Design Thinking and Learning and Instructional Technologies for the 21st Century. In 2017, Christie was elected the President of an international affiliate of AECT, Society of International Chinese in Educational Technology (SICET). In this role, she coordinated the usability test and formal launch of the new SICET website with its electronic membership system, chaired the International Conference of Educational Innovation through Technology (EITT2017), and led the editing of EITT2017 proceedings published through IEEE CPS. She also initiated and planned for the first SICET-AECT cross-cultural forum at the AECT 2017 Convention, Confucius and Socrates? Cultural Perspectives for Leading, Mentoring, Learning, and Change.

Starting in 2017, she continued her leadership serving the HKAECT International Advisory Board as a reviewer, track chair, presenter, and author, and building connections between HKAECT, SICET, and AECT. Serving as a Board of Director of the Information, Media and Engineering Research Institute (IMERI) in Japan and Chair of International Joint Conference on Information, Media and Engineering (ICIME2018), Christie helped build AECT connection with Japan Society for Educational Technology (JSET), China Association for Educational Technology (CAET), and JESO (Japan Educational Support Organization). In 2018 she was recognized with an AECT President Award for her work with these organizations.

Having one and a half decade of experience in higher education, Dr. Liu teaches and researches in instructional design, educational technology, and assessment and evaluation of educational programs. Her current research focuses on discipline-based education research (DBER) in STEM OER design and development, instructional design with accessibility and Universal Design, and assessment instrument development. Christie has been actively involved in professional and scholarly services represented by serving as a review panelist and ad hoc reviewer for NSF, editorial board of Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE), and reviewers of more than 6 journals including JCAL and ETR&D. In 2013 she was awarded Special Recognition of Services from SICET and Best-in-Track Session on Student Support from Sloan-Consortium (now Online Learning Consortium - OLC). In addition to the long-term membership of AECT, she is currently a member of SICET, OLC, EDUCAUSE, AGU (American Geophysical Union), and AERA.    

Culture, diversity, and inclusion have been an integral part of Juhong’s professional service and scholarly interest. She has been on diversity committees at the college and university levels between 2009 and 2015, and advocated diversity and inclusion initiatives on campus and in community. Her passion for instruction and design that are inclusive has led to her involvement as a co-PI in a collaborative coalition and training program to support community-based wellness for individuals with disabilities in the Shenandoah Valley. Christie has also contributed to the deep understanding of accessibility and Universal Design in instructional design programming, projects, and scholarship. She looks forward to using these experience and expertise to collaboratively build CLT with other members and leaders in this AECT division.

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