J. Robert Sapp, Ed.D.

Founding Dean, School of Technology, Northcentral University
Rob Sapp has been a pioneer and innovator in eLearning, digital media, adaptive instruction, learning analytics, and the application of information technology to primary, secondary and post-secondary education for over 30 years. A tireless advocate for quality student experiences, Dr. Sapp has amassed a proven record in multiple senior and executive positions as a nexus between executive, technical, administrative and educational professionals. He has demonstrated great facility in academia and private industry in positions of senior and executive management. A strong and seasoned mentor, he has consistently demonstrated a penchant for recognizing talent and aptitude and working closely with staff to assist them in realizing their potential. He has led technical departments of varied sizes from startups with small teams of disparate skills to established organizations with over 160 employees.
Dr. Sapp holds a Doctor of Education from the University of Pennsylvania where his dissertation, "Creating and Applying Criteria to Evaluate Online Continuing Medical Education" was defended with distinction. He also holds a Master of Science in Educational Technology from the Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Arts in Instructional Design from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). His undergraduate degree is in English, also from UMBC.
Dr. Sapp is currently the Founding Dean for the School of Technology and a Professor of Data Science at Northcentral University. He has also held faculty appointments at University of Maryland University College, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Sapp 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. He has also been a trustee of the Anne Arundel County Public Library System, National Board of Fitness Examiners, the Gibson Island Country School and a Mentor for FRC Team 2377, FIRST Robotics.
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