Director of Instructional Technology Services San Diego State University
Dr. James P. Frazee is the Senior Academic Technology Officer and Director of Instructional Technology Services (ITS) at San Diego State University.
He has written and presented widely on the subjects of obtaining, managing and leveraging large state and federal educational technology grants, designing faculty professional development programs, strategic technology planning and using technology to push curriculum reform.
In 2002, Educause Quarterly awarded James the Contribution of the Year award for his paper, Charting a Smooth Course for Portal Development. In 2008, he was among a select group of fellows at the prestigious Educause (Frye) Leadership Institute at Emory University. In 2011, the Directors of Educational Technology / California Higher Education (DET/CHE) presented Dr. Frazee with their Outstanding Service Award for his role as Past-President and 25th Anniversary Conference Chair. In 2015, Dr. Frazee was honored with the Center for Digital Education Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers Award. In 2016, he received San Diego State University’s President’s Leadership Fund Faculty & Staff Excellence Award “in recognition of innovative, forward-thinking and community-based work.” More recently, he has been invited to speak and lead workshops based on his experience designing active learning environments. His academic research focuses on using technology to promote student-centered learning strategies in higher education.