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J. Robert Sapp, EdD

Founding Dean, School of Technology

J. Robert Sapp, EdD, comes to NCU with a vast background in technology, academia and private industry in positions of senior and executive management. He has been a pioneer and innovator in eLearning, digital media, learning analytics, and the application of information technology to primary, secondary and post-secondary education for more than 25 years.

Dr. Sapp previously served as the Chief Information Officer for the University of Maryland University College, where he led the development of Tycho, the University’s award-winning online learning environment. He also served as Vice President of Educational Technology for Laureate Education, Vice President for Learning Technology, and Vice President for Learning Analytics and Educational Statistics for K12, Inc. He has also served as the Director of Advanced Technologies and Information Systems for Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Sapp has held faculty appointments at University of Maryland University College and Johns Hopkins University, and served as a Trustee of the National Board of Fitness Examiners, the Gibson Island Country School, and as a Mentor for FIRST Robotics Team 2377.

Dr. Sapp earned his Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Science in Educational Technology from Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Arts in Instructional Design and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He is an elected member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and has served as a member of the Technical Board of IMS Global Learning Consortium.