Janet Syed


  • Associate Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Additional title(s)

  • Lead Instructional Designer, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

As associate director and lead instructional designer at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, I oversee the Mobile Merrimack initiative, working with faculty and instructors to design and develop media-rich educational opportunities.

Before joining Merrimack, I worked at Southern New Hampshire University as a lead instructional designer responsible for supporting faculty by ensuring that instructional methods and design techniques engage learners and result in their success. In addition, I founded OLK12, a company dedicated to finding solutions for gaps in the quality of global education using a unique open-source infrastructure.

I conduct ongoing research to maintain a working knowledge of industry standards and best practices in instructional design. I have presented at Sloan-C, DevLearn and the Online Learning Consortium on Scenario-Based Learning.

  • M.Ed., Education, Plymouth State University
  • B.S., Business Administration, Rhode Island College
  • B.A., Music Theory, Rhode Island College