Blair Stamper


Blair Stamper is an Instructional Designer (ID) with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and her own company, Blair Stamper, LLC. As an ID, she works with faculty to create student-centered and active online courses that align with Quality Matters standards. Her passions and research lie in educational research, student success, active learning, DEI in online courses, and accessibility. 

Blair began working in education as a middle school math and science teacher in 2012.  Using her experiences with curriculum design as a teacher and her love for technology, Blair found her true niche in the instructional design field in 2015. After 7 years as an ID, she has begun sharing her expertise through her How to be an Instructional Design Rockstar podcast and as a mentor in the Educause ID2ID program.

Blair is currently working on her EdD in Educational Leadership and Innovation at Arizona State University as an online student. She serves as the Managing Editor for the Current Issues in Education, a student-run journal and teaches part-time in the online instructional design program as an Academic Associate Professor. Blair is a graduate of the Online Learning Consortium's Institute for Emerging Leaders in Online Learning (2018), Michigan State University (2015, Master of Arts in Educational Technology), and University of Michigan-Dearborn (2012, Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education). 

Personally, Blair is a wife and a mother to a 4 year old daughter who is getting ready to start Kindergarten in the Fall. She loves dogs and has 4 rescues and spends the weekends volunteering at the local animal shelter.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • 4 Misconceptions of Online Learning
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    How can faculty and instructional designers address misconceptions about online learning as they transition from reactivity to proactivity following the COVID-19 pandemic?