Dr. Brian Beatty
Associate Professor of Instructional Technologies in the Department of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies, San Francisco State University
Key Interview Takeaways
Dr. Brian Beatty is Associate Professor of Instructional Technologies in the Department of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies at San Francisco State University (SFSU). Brian’s primary areas of interest and research include social interaction in online learning, flipped classroom implementation, and developing instructional design theory for Hybrid-Flexible learning environments. At SFSU, Brian pioneered the development and evaluation of the HyFlex course design model for blended learning environments, implementing a “student-directed-hybrid” approach to better support student learning.
Previously (2012 – 2020), Brian was Vice President for Academic Affairs Operations at SFSU, overseeing the Academic Technology unit and coordinating the use of technology in the academic programs across the university. Brian received his Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University Bloomington in 2002. Dr. Beatty has more than 25 years experience as a classroom teacher, trainer, and instructional designer at high schools, higher education institutions, and in the United States Navy.