Angela Liang Xiong
I truly feel passionate about creating an engaging learner-centered environment to teach and help people learn. From my early career as an English teacher in Beijing, China to my role as a learning designer in the U.S., I am an advocate for constructivist learning, backward design, and universal design for learning in blended and online course design.
As a learning designer in the School of Professional Studies, I collaborate with subject matter experts and learning technologists to create high-quality innovative online courses. Prior to joining Northwestern, I had nearly ten years of experience in instructional design, teaching, and faculty development in the Chicagoland higher education institutions. My work as a learning designer satisfies my desire and dedication for continuous learning, meeting challenges, and building relationships with faculty members.
My educational background includes a doctorate in Instructional Technology from Northern Illinois University and a master in Integrated Marketing Communications from Roosevelt University. My current research interests focus on areas of technology integration, online teaching best practices, and instructional design.
Outside of work, I enjoy teaching Chinese, baking, singing, dancing, and visiting national parks. Currently, I live in Naperville with my husband and two sons.