Dr. David Ni is currently an instructional design faculty member at Franklin University. His primary research interest is the intersection of design perspectives and emerging technologies to optimize teaching, learning, and educational leadership. He has participated in a broad range of funded research projects including training for emergency population protection, pathways to bilingualism, using mobile technology to improve student success and retention. Dr. Ni has also made numerous presentations and published various articles on instructional design and educational leadership in the digital age. He consults regularly with businesses and organizations on strategic planning and innovation. Dr. Ni actively promotes international connection and collaboration. Dr. Ni is a master reviewer of the nationally recognized program: Quality Matters (QM). He serves on editorial board of International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environment (IJ-SMILE), and the program committee of the United Kingdom’s Association of Learning Technology (ALT). He is also a board member of Chinese School Association in the United States (CSAUS).
Dr. Ni received his PhD in Instructional Technology from the University of Georgia in 2007, and his MS in Educational Technology from East China Normal University in 2002. Prior to joining Franklin University, Dr. Ni spent two years as a Senior Instructional Designer at Cleveland State University and three years as an eLearning Research Associate at Michigan State University. Before he came to the U.S., he was a faculty member of educational technology at Suzhou University in China.