Claudia Vela

Claudia Vela is an instructional designer at the Center for Online Learning and Teaching Technology at UTRGV with a background in linguistics and higher education administration. She has been in education for over twenty years; as faculty for 16 years at Tec de Monterrey, México before moving into educational administration, teaching ESL and other Humanities courses for undergraduates and for faculty, mostly face-to-face and hybrid in different higher education institutions, and teaching online in higher ed. With a doctorate in Educational Leadership from UTRGV, her research interests include faculty development, higher education, technology to improve teaching, school curriculum areas & Issues, and educational leadership.