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Michael J. Robertson, Ph.D.
Senior Academic Technology Services Director
Dedman College of Humanities & Sciences
Office of Information Technology
Southern Methodist University
(214) 768-1148


Dr. Michael Robertson is the Senior Academic Technology Services Director for Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. He has broad responsibility for all tactical and strategic technology needs and goals related to teaching and research in the college. He joined Dedman College in March 2016.

Dr. Robertson’s expertise is in technology planning, user training, instructional design, eLearning systems, and emerging technologies. He has designed, developed, and delivered online and hybrid courses for over 10 years and is a Quality Matters certified master reviewer. Dr. Robertson has published and presented on topics including innovation diffusion, instructional delivery methods, assessing user needs, and digital gaming.

Prior to SMU, Dr. Robertson was Dean of eLearning at North Central Texas College where he oversaw all distance learning services, including systems administration, course development, and user training and support. Dr. Robertson is also as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas.