Judith Boettcher


Dr. Boettcher is an expert consultant for ACUE’s “Online Teaching Essentials” course. She is also a contributor to ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice:

Boettcher is a consultant at Designing for Learning and the author of many seminal books, features, and columns in higher education magazines and journals. Most notably, she coauthored The Online Teaching Survival Guide: Simple and Practical Pedagogical Tips (2010, 2016) and Faculty Guide for Moving Teaching and Learning to the Web (1999, 2004). Boettcher is also the editor and coeditor of books on planning, design, and implementation issues of higher education technology and distance and online learning. She was on the editorial team for two editions of the four-volume Encyclopedia of Distance Learning (2005/2009, Idea Group). Additionally, she edited the book 101 Success Stories of Information Technology in Higher Education: The Joe Wyatt Challenge (1993).

Boettcher was the Executive Director of CREN from 1997 to 2003. CREN is a nonprofit higher education member organization that founded Bitnet in 1981 and provided IT knowledge services and certificate authority services supporting research and educational institutions. The CREN TechTalks series, launched in 1997, was the first audio webcast served over the web. Boettcher served as the Program Director and Cohost of this audio webcast series with Howard Strauss of Princeton. Before joining CREN, Boettcher was a faculty member in Educational Research in the College of Education and the Director of the Office of Interactive Distance Learning at Florida State University.

Boettcher holds a PhD in Education and Cognitive Psychology from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in English from Marquette University. She also earned her BA in English, Spanish, and Secondary Education from Marquette University.