Barbara Frey

Senior Instructional Designer

Dr. Frey is the Instructional Design Manager for Pitt Online where she provides support to instructional designers and faculty on a variety of teaching and learning topics. As a mentor and project manager, she has collaborated with faculty, instructional technologists, graphic designers, librarians, and videographers to develop dozens of online and massive open online courses (MOOCs).

Frey has over 25 years of teaching experience from K-12 to higher education classrooms. She is co-author of the book, Distinctive Distance Education Design: Models for Differentiated Instruction (IGI Global, 2011). In addition, she is a Facilitator and Master Reviewer for the non-profit organization Quality Matters™. Her research interests include classroom civility, online learning, instructional design and technology, and human resource development.

Frey holds an MEd from the University of Pittsburgh and a DEd from Pennsylvania State University.