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Christie Nicholas


Christie earned her B.A in Creative Writing, her M.Ed. in Instructional Technology, and is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Program Development at USF. She is active in the field of online learning and has written for publication on collaborative course design and gamification. Christie is passionate about design and recognizes the value of interpersonal connections within the design process. She serves on the Council for Technology in Instruction and Research at USF and is the recipient of the DDL-AECT Crystal Award for her contributions in innovation and outstanding multimedia-based distance learning courses. As the Associate Director of Learning Design at Digital Learning, Christie leads a talented team of learning designers in the creation of high-quality, student-centered online courses. 

Christie loves being able to contribute to the learning experiences of USF students. She is a native Floridian and is happiest when she's with her husband and their four-legged Schnoxie, Shamus.