Dr. Jenae Cohn writes and speaks about teaching and learning for international audiences. As the Executive Director at the Center for Teaching and Learning at UC Berkeley, she manages the teams responsible for faculty development programming, campus assessment, instructional design, and advising strategy and training. She has developed vision and strategy for implementation of campus-wide instructional support for undergraduate education and is a leader in campus-wide efforts to develop curricular innovation. Through collaborations with academic departments, professional organizations, and administrative units of the university, she aims to lead and affect change in centering undergraduates in their learning experiences.
Dr. Cohn has held prior roles at California State University, Sacramento, Stanford University, and University of California, Davis. At CSU Sacramento, Dr. Cohn was the Director of Academic Technology where she developed digital learning solutions and programs for ~2,000 faculty and ~30,000 undergraduate students. She managed a team of instructional technologists and designers and managed the campus engagement with implementing effective digital pedagogy in undergraduate teaching. At Stanford, Dr. Cohn worked as an Academic Technology Specialist in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric where she managed the digital learning resources, workshops, and programming for about ~50 faculty, which impacted the undergraduate writing experience for Stanford students.
As a sought-after writer and speaker, Dr. Cohn is the author of two books: Design for Learning: User Experience in Online Teaching and Learning (Rosenfeld Press, 2023) and Skim, Dive, Surface: Teaching Digital Reading (West Virginia University Press, 2021). She contributes to trade and peer-reviewed publications, including The Chronicle of Higher Education, Faculty Focus, EDUCAUSE Review, Journal of Educational Research and Practice, Computers and Composition, Journal of Faculty Development, and other venues. She has spoken at universities across the United States and has given keynote talks in Egypt, Brazil, and Canada. She regularly leads invited workshops on digital reading, conducting effective online research, and supporting the future of online learning at the undergraduate research university.
digital and information literacy; online learning design; mobile learning; metacognitive thinking; reading and writing across the curriculum; critical pedagogy