Dr. Kemi Jona

Kemi Jona keynote speaker at Concept Schools luncheon event -Concept Talks

Dr. Kemi Jona

Northwestern University

Dr. Kemi Jona has worked at the forefront of the learning sciences and technologies fields for over 20 years.  He is thought leader in STEM education and in online and blended learning models.  He has worked with leading universities—including Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Columbia, and Northwestern—on the design, development, and deployment of innovative online professional masters and non-credit programs, undergraduate courses, and blended offerings. He has also advised on the evaluation and adoption of a range of learning management systems and other technologies to support online learning.

Dr. Jona is currently Research Professor of Learning Sciences and Computer Science at Northwestern University where he leads research and development projects in STEM curriculum and learning technologies, online science and remote labs, and web-based patient education and outreach.  He is Director of Northwestern’s Office of STEM Education Partnerships (OSEP,, an organization that connects the university to the K-12 community to advance STEM education.  

In addition to his work at Northwestern University, Dr. Jona acts as advisor and consultant to industry, non-profits, school districts, and states on strategic process and learning-related issues, curriculum redesign, teacher professional development, and the design of online and blended learning initiatives. He is on the board of the International Association of K-12 Online Learning.

The author of numerous book chapters, articles, and conference papers on the topics of online learning, curriculum design, intelligent tutoring systems, authoring tools, and Goal-Based Scenarios, he holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Northwestern University and a BS with Honors in Computer Science and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.