College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

Dr. Douglas Wilson
PhD, The Pennsylvania State University
Assistant Professor
Learning Design and Technology

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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 in the College of Education and Human Development. His primary focus areas are online teaching and instructional design. Dr. Wilson joined George Mason University after serving as an instructional designer in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Dallas College and also in the Center for Teaching Excellence at Southern Methodist University. As an experienced educator, Dr. Wilson has taught extensively in a variety of subject areas including graduate-level instructional design at Texas A&M-Commerece, Journalism , and Writing at Richland College. 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, instructional design, community colleges, and student success.