John Fritz


John Fritz is Associate Vice President for Instructional Technology in UMBC's Division of Information Technology. He is responsible for UMBC's focused efforts in teaching, learning and technology, including learning analytics. He is also responsible for tier 1 (basic) user support including knowledge management. Before joining DoIT in 1999, John served as UMBC's Director of News & Online Information for four years, and has more than 10 years experience as a public information officer, writer and editor in three University of Maryland campuses. For seven years, he taught a class in "Web Content Development" for UMBC's English and Information Systems Departments. John holds a Ph.D in Language, Literacy and Culture from UMBC (2016), an M.A. in English (with an emphasis in rhetoric and composition) from the University of Maryland, College Park (1989),  a B.A. in English and religion from Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, Maryland (1985), and certificates in New Media Publishing from the University of Baltimore (2002) and Instructional Systems Design from UMBC (2009).

EDUCAUSE Publications

EDUCAUSE Presentations


EDUCAUSE ELI Primary Representative

EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • ECAR IT Service Management Working Group
    • Member: 2015 - 2018
  • ELI SEI Advisory Group
    • Member: 2012 - Present
  • ELI 2012 Spring Focus Session Advisory Group
    • Member: 2012
  • Constituent Group Leaders
    • Member: 2011 - 2013
  • ELI Advisory Board
    • Member: 2009 - 2012
  • EDUCAUSE Review Online Reviewers
    • Member: 2009
  • ELI Challenges Project
    • Member: 2008 - 2009
  • ELI 2008 Annual Conference Program Committee
    • Member: 2007 - 2008