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Dr. Douglas Wilson
PhD, The Pennsylvania State University
Assistant Professor
Global Online Teacher Education Center
Academic Program Coordinator, Learning Design and Technology
Professor-in-Charge, e-Learning Graduate Certificate

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Phone: 703.993.3669
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George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Thompson Hall
4400 University Dr.
MS 5D6
Fairfax, VA 22030


Dr. Douglas Wilson is Assistant Professor of Learning, Design, and Technology and Academic Program Coordinator in the College of Education and Human Development. His primary focus areas are online teaching, instructional design and AR/VR-XR. Dr. Wilson joined George Mason University in 2021 after serving online as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Learning Technologies at Texas A&M University-Commerce; there, his teaching portfolio included a diverse set of online courses in the areas of instructional design and educational technology.  Dr. Wilson has also contributed instructional design expertise to the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Dallas College and to the Center for Teaching Excellence at Southern Methodist University.  Prior to moving into instructional design, Dr. Wilson served more than a decade in various faculty leadership roles. In addition to his PhD in Learning, Design, and Technology, Dr. Wilson holds an MS in Journalism from Columbia University in the City of New York.  Before becoming an academic, Dr. Wilson worked as a television news reporter in major markets including Dallas, Baltimore, Tulsa, and Washington, D.C. 

Research Interests

The scholarship of teaching and learning, educational technology, AR/VR-XR, instructional design, online learning, xAPI.

Recent Publications
  1. Wilson, D.A. (2023, September 8). How to engineer e-learning: An evidence-based human-centered design process for modern times [Review of the book Learning Engineering Toolkit: Evidence based practices from the learning sciences, instructional design, and beyond. J. Goodell and J. Kolodner]. eLearn Magazine: Where Thought and Practice Meet, 
  2. MacDowell, Paula; Moon, Jewoong; Wilson, Douglas; Pedrosa, Daniela; Dengel, Andreas; Pena-Rios, Anasol; Richter, Jonathon (Ed.).(2023). Practitioner Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network. ILRN. ISBN: 978-1-7348995-6-6/23.