Kiran Budhrani, Ed.D. is the Director for Personalized and Adaptive Learning for the Center for Teaching and Learning in the School of Professional Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She leads innovation and strategic leadership in personalized and adaptive learning systems, instructional design, faculty development, and student success. Before moving to the United States in 2014, Kiran was an Assistant Professor of Instructional Systems Technology and Chairperson of the Information Technology Department at De La Salle University-Manila.
With 17 years experience in the field, her passion is to lead transformative change in teaching and learning impacting the future workforce and a better world. With this, she has led instructional design solutions for the UNC Charlotte campus, the UNC System, as well as in the Philippine Higher Education system, K-12 institutions, government, and business sectors.
Kiran holds an Ed.D. Educational Leadership - Learning, Design and Technology from UNC Charlotte with research interests in online learning, online teaching competencies, course design, learning design patterns, and course modeling toolkits. She holds a Masters in Computer Applications with a specialization in Instructional Systems Technology (IST) and B.S. in Computer Science with specialization in Instructional Systems Technology (IST) from De La Salle University-Manila.