Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy
Learning Designer, School for Professional Studies, Northwestern University


Jessica Mansbach is currently a Learning Designer at Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies. In this role, she partners with faculty throughout the School to design online courses. She also teaches Introduction to Learning Theory in the School of Professional Studies online Information Design and Strategy master's program. She holds a doctorate degree in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education from Michigan State University and master’s degree in Social Work from University of Pennsylvania. Before joining the School of Professional Studies, Jessica coordinated a teaching apprenticeship for College of Education graduate students at Michigan State University. Her teaching interests include online learning, adult student development, and student leadership.



Year Degree Institution
2015 PhD, Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education Michigan State University
2003 MSW, Social Work University of Pennsylvania
2001 BS, Human Development Binghamton University

Research Interests

Online learning, faculty work life and perceptions of online teaching, student leadership.

Last Updated: 2016-07-26 16:06:07