Anna Butsay has worked as an educator and curriculum designer for over a decade. Eight years of her professional career she spent working as a Russian language and culture instructor and language learning consultant for the Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute. She has designed and developed textbooks and learning experiences (including virtual reality games) for Foreign Service officers using adult learning theory and emerging second language acquisition research. Ms. Butsay also has experience applying current research regarding cognition and memory retention to create user-driven learning experiences. For the past two years, she has been working as a Senior Instructional Designer at Georgetown University developing online and hybrid courses across a broad range of subject areas.
Ms. Butsay earned a bachelor’s degree in philology from the Southern Federal University in Rostov-on Don in Russia, and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, with a concentration in instructional design and technology from George Mason University. She is a strong believer in lifelong learning and continuously takes courses in areas of her interest. One of the most recent courses she has taken is "Principles of Transformation" at Georgetown University.
"Pandemia en academia: Architecture for instructional excellence in the time of Covid," Online Learning Consortium, September 2021.