Dr. Randy McDonald is the Director of Learning Design and Distance Education for the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University where he leads a design team in the development of online programs for academic credit and workforce development.
Prior to coming to Texas A&M, Randy worked at Stephen F. Austin State University for twenty-five years in a variety of roles including being a faculty member in the College of Education, director of instructional technology and distance education, director of the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan, and director of the Center for Teaching & Learning.
Randy holds a B.B.A. in Information Systems and Quantitative Studies from Abilene Christian University, an M.Ed. in Secondary Education from Stephen F. Austin State University, an Ed.D. in Higher Education from Texas A&M-Commerce, and an M.S. in Library Science from the University of North Texas. Dr. McDonald has published articles regarding technology’s impact on course development, teacher education, and library services, and has made numerous professional presentations. Randy is a past-president of the Texas Distance Learning Association.