Dr. Amanda Major
Amanda Major, EdD, CPLP, PMP began serving as an instructional designer at the Center for Distributed Learning at UCF in December 2016. She holds a Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institution (PMI) and a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance certification from the Association for Talent Development (ATD). Additionally, she has earned certifications from the Online Learning Consortium and Quality Matters focused specifically on online learning in higher education. Her academic credentials include an EdD in educational leadership, policy and law; an MA in industrial organizational psychology; and a BA in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in social psychological issues. Actively contributing to the field of online learning, she has presented at national and international conferences and has peer-reviewed publications about organizational development in education, as well as e-learning operations and projects in higher education.
Amanda has experience delivering results in a variety of learner-focused and client-oriented environments. Prior to arriving at UCF Amanda taught online courses, oversaw an online program management provider, participated in strategic planning efforts, developed policies, offered instructional design assistance, and improved business processes to contribute to quality online programs at a large, public, research-intensive University. She enjoys supporting faculty in teaching online and participating on projects, thereby contributing to the overall instructional design team effort.