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John Whitmer

Blackboard
Learning Analytics and Research Director
California
John is the Analytics and Research Director at Blackboard. In this position, he leads the data science efforts conducting research into the use of Blackboard’s teaching and learning solutions. He also manages the integration of these results into analytics features within applications. His research focuses on interactions of students and faculty with educational technology applications, the fit/gap between product design and use, and the educational outcomes resulting from those interactions. Before joining Blackboard, John worked on large-scale academic technology projects for the California State University, California Community Colleges, and an NSF-funded research consortium of R1 campuses.