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Alicia Johnson

Director for Engineering Online
Alicia Johnson
3009 Torgersen Hall-Dean’s Office
620 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061


Alicia is the main point of contact for Virginia Tech Engineering Online (VTEO) and Cardinal Education (formerly the Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program; CGEP)  which includes communicating with administrators, faculty, staff, and students in the College of Engineering along with our external partners to provide support for online learning related initiatives.


Alicia holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (with an emphasis on Instructional Design and Technology) from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science in Instructional Technology from Wilkes University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Mary Washington.


Alicia joins us from Virginia Tech's School of Education (SOE) where she served for the past five years as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) graduate program and also managed the SOE Educational Technology Lab. While at the SOE, Alicia created internship opportunities for the IDT graduate students providing novice instructional designers service-learning opportunities with community partners from business, non-profit, and higher education sectors. Alicia has over 10 years of experience designing, developing, teaching, and evaluating online courses in both undergraduate and graduate learning environments.