Dr. J. Robert 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. He has published and presented extensively in areas of education technology, online learning, and academic analytics.
Dr. Sapp currently serves as Founding Dean and Professor of Data Science at the Northcentral University School of Technology. He has also held positions of senior and executive management at K12, Inc., Laureate Education Inc., University of Maryland University College, and Johns Hopkins Medicine. Dr. Sapp has held faculty appointments at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, University of Maryland University College Graduate School, and Northcentral University. He earned his Doctor of Education in higher education administration from the University of Pennsylvania. He also has a Master of Science from the Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Arts from University of Maryland Baltimore County. His undergraduate degree was in English, also from UMBC.
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 National Board of Fitness Examiners, the Gibson Island Country School and a Mentor for Chesapeake High Schools Robotics Team, FRC Team 2377. He lives in Pasadena.