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Senior Academic Technology Officer at 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 2015, Dr. Frazee was honored with the United States Center for Digital Education Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers Award. In 2016, he received San Diego State University's President's Leadership Award "In recognition of innovative, forward-thinking and community-based work." As Senior Academic Technology Officer, he has led several high-level, strategically important initiatives, most recently and notably around immersive learning. For instance, his team is actively engaged with Microsoft on a HoloLens research and development project with Pearson Global Education. Specifically, ITS/SDSU partnered with Microsoft, Pearson and Texas Tech University to create holographic standardized patients in collaboration with the SDSU nursing program. As part of this effort, SDSU is working to identify effective practices and content for pilot studies with Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. Further, in 2017 James co-led the planning team for the first annual CSU Immersive Learning summit that attracted over 150 stakeholders from across the 23-campuses of the California State University system.