Dr. Brian Beatty

Email: bjbeatty@sfsu.edu
Phone: 415-338-6833

Dr. Brian Beatty is Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Operations at San Francisco State University, overseeing the use of academic technologies and the coordination of academic and information technology initiatives on campus.

Brian was the Chair of the ITEC Department prior to the creation of the Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies Department in 2012. He is still associated with the ITEC program, as an Associate Professor teaching occasional courses in Instructional Systems Design, Distance Education, E-Learning Development, and Project Management.

Brian received his Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University Bloomington. His areas of interest and academic research include social interaction in online learning, content analysis of CMC discussions, supporting self-regulating behavior in self-paced online education and training courses, and developing instructional design theory for web-based and hybrid learning environments. Dr. Beatty also holds an M.A. in Instructional Technologies from San Francisco State University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University.

Prior to his return to San Francisco State University, Dr. Beatty was the project manager for the Learning to Teach with Technology Studio program at Indiana University. Other recent online experiences include positions at two e-learning companies; Director of Online Course Development for Unext.com, and Vice President of Development for Option Six, Inc. Dr. Beatty has more than twenty years experience as a classroom teacher, trainer, and instructional designer at high schools, higher education institutions, and in the United States Navy.

Courses taught: ITEC 801, 825, 860, 865, 850, 894
Personal Web page: http://drbrianbeatty.com


  • Beatty, B. J. & Ulasewicz, C. (2005). Online teaching and learning in transition: Two faculty perspectives on moving from Blackboard to the Moodle learning management system. Manuscript submitted for publication, San Francisco State University.
  • Beatty, B. J. (2009). Fostering Integrated Learning Outcomes across Domains. In C. M. Reigeluth & A. Carr-Chellman (Eds.), Instructional-Design Theories and Models (Vol. III), pp. 275-299. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Wiske, M. S. and Beatty, B. J. (2009). Fostering Understanding Outcomes. In C. M. Reigeluth & A. Carr-Chellman (Eds.), Instructional-Design Theories and Models (Vol. III), pp. 225-247. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Reigeluth, C. M and Beatty, B. J. (2004). Instructional Systems Design. In M Mukhopadhyaya (Ed.). Educational technology and beyond.
  • Reigeluth, C. M. & Beatty, B. J. (2003). Why children are left behind and what we can do about it. Educational Technology 43(5).
  • Beatty, B. J. (2002). Social interaction in online learning: A situational framework for choosing instructional methods.(Doctoral dissertation, Indiana University, 2002). Dissertation Abstracts, International DAI-A 63/05, p. 1795.
  • Essex, C., Beatty, B. & Song, Pamela (1999). A statistics course website. In Frick, T. & Boling, E., Practical web development. Unpublished manuscript
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