Heidi Echols, MFA

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Adaptive Learning Specialist / Instructional Designer & Technologist II
Kennedy 2nd Floor

With over 22 years in higher education, Heidi has been the Director of a Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation, a Full Professor, a Department Chair, and a QEP Co-Chair. With her primary focus on Instructional Design, Heidi comes to UNCC from NCSU, where she was an Instructional Designer with the Poole College of Management.  As an Instructional Designer/Technologist II at UNCC, Heidi will focus on adaptive learning and work to create holistic learning experiences across campus.

“My approach to course design is collaborative with an emphasis on relationships and trust.  I believe in a human-centered approach that is diverse and inclusive, learner-centric, and open-minded.  What makes me proud of my work is ultimately the student success- allowing all students to thrive and reach their educational goals.”

Heidi holds a Master of Fine Arts from UNC Greensboro.  She is actively involved with educational technology organizations, presenting and writing about her scholarship as an Instructional Designer.