Full Name

George Otte


Administrator, Faculty

Academic Interests In a previous life I was an English professor and a director of writing programs. In the late nineties, while still at Baruch College, I served Baruch College’s Executive Director of Enrichment Programs, which included presiding over high school outreach and communication-across-the-curriculum programs. Appointed a member of the doctoral faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center in the mid-nineties (originally in English, later in  Urban Education and Interactive Technology & Pedagogy), I was co-editor of the Journal of Basic Writing from 1996-2002. In 2006, I became Academic Director of the CUNY Online Baccalaureate, CUNY’s first fully online degree, and since have been kicked upstairs to become the chief academic officer of the CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS), where that online degree is one of a dozen online degrees, four Master’s and eight Bachelor’s. (Those undergrad degrees were in the top 8% nationally by US News & World Report in its most recent ranking of online bachelor’s degrees.) In 2008, when I became CAO of SPS, I was named University Director of Academic Technology for CUNY, a modulation in the title of CUNY Director of Instructional Technology, a position I’ve held since 2001. That title reflects a lot of interests, chief among them academic technology, online instruction and blended learning, digital scholarship, and computer-mediated communication.
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