Katie Hughes

Katie Hughes

Faculty Fellow

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As the ITS Faculty-in-Residence, Katie works on the implementation of instructional technologies and pedagogical strategies through co-facilitation of the SPOT (Self-Paced Online Training) program, following years of working with the Course Design Institute and Flexible Course Design Institute. In this capacity, she also liaises with CSU Online Course Services. Her faculty support focuses for ITS include online and hybrid course development, Canvas LMS, Turnitin plagiarism and feedback studio tools, and Learning Research Studio active learning classrooms. As an instructor, Katie has developed and taught fully online, hybrid, and face-to-face writing courses at SDSU for over 20 years.


Master of Arts in English, San Diego State University

Emphasis in Rhetoric and the Teaching of Writing

Bachelor of Arts in Literature/Writing, University of California, San Diego

Fun Fact

Katie loves food and wine and has been working on writing a cookbook for over 30 years. Maybe someday she will finish it.

Affiliations and Publications

Relevant Affiliations:

  • Online Course Development: SDSU Global Campus and Fowler College of Business BSBA Online program, ongoing.
  • Educause Quick Talks panelist: “Active Learning in the time of Covid-19,” 2020-21.Quality Matters courses/certifications: Improving Your Online Course & Applying the QM Rubric, Spring 2020.
  • Higher Ed Workshop Series by Google and Future Design School, certificate of completion, 2020.
  • SDSU Canvas Advisory Committee, 2019.
  • International Forum on Active Learning Classrooms, University of Minnesota, presenter, 2019.
  • CTL Reading Circle Co-Facilitator, 2018.
  • CSU Proven Course Redesign with Technology, participant, 2016-17.
  • CSU Summer Institute: “Building a Better Baccalaureate,” California State University Institute for Teaching and Learning, Long Beach, CA, 2013.
  • People, Information and Communication Technologies (pICT) Fellowship Program, funded by Qualcomm, Inc., and administered by SDSU, 2005.

Relevant Publications:

  • Fisher, Douglas, Nancy Frey, John Almarode, and John Hattie, Distance Learning Playbook for College & University Instruction, Corwin, 2020. Contributed video content: “Feedback and Assessment for Online Writing Assignments.”
  • Dodge, Bernie, Katie Dunigan Hughes, and James P. Frazee. “Contextual Influences on Student Perceptions of Social Environments in Active Learning Classrooms.” International Forum on Active Learning Classrooms, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2019.
  • Frazee, James P., Katie Dunigan Hughes, and Rebecca V. Frazee. “Examining Learning Research Studios at San Diego State University.” International Conference on Intelligent Environments, Shanghai, China. 2014 IEEE (978-1-4799-2947-4/14)



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