Saybrook is pleased to announce the hiring of its first Dean of Instruction, Eric Fox.
Eric comes to Saybrook from Western Michigan University, where he was an Assistant Professor of Psychology and founded the university’s Language, Cognition, and Instructional Technology lab. He has a PhD in Learning & Instructional Technology from Arizona State University, and both his research and his teaching have focused on the use of technology as a pedagogical tool.
“My role at Saybrook is to work with administration, faculty, and students to create the best learning environment that we can,” Eric says. “Making sure that faculty are involved in the decision making process and are comfortable with the way we’re designing and expanding programs, and that students are satisfied with the way everything works.”
An eLearning and Web Design Consultant for nine years, he has a decade of experience developing and supporting technology-based teaching in higher education. He says was Saybrook’s history as a leader with distance learning and technology supported education that first interested him in the position.
“Saybrook’s history of doing distance and graduate education in innovative ways was very appealing to me,” Eric says. “And this is a very exciting time to be part of it Saybrook has a really great vision, some positive new programs, and very interesting initiatives coming into play. The opportunity for me to apply some of my training and work to help keep Saybrook a leader in the field is very exciting.”