Dr. Bethany Simunich

Bethany Simunich, PhD

Contact Information
(330) 672-4224


Director, Online Pedagogy and Research, Kent State Online

As Director, Online Pedagogy and Research, Bethany has a strong interest and passion for the pedagogy of online learning and teaching. She works with faculty, administrators, instructional designers, and educational technologists in developing learner-centered educational solutions that are both student and faculty friendly. She is a Certified Master Reviewer, Trainer, and Senior Research Colleague with Quality Matters, and is also interested in formative and summative assessment of online courses, as well as scholarly research in online learning.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research areas
  • Distance Education (general)
  • Quality Improvement in Online Courses
  • Online Pedagogy
  • Faculty Development in Online Teaching



online teaching, online pedagogy, eLearning, Distance Education, course design, learning technology