Adam Fein has served as vice president for digital strategy and innovation at the University of North Texas (UNT) since November 2018. As the head of UNT’s online and digital strategies, he leads efforts to identify new directions and opportunities for improving the academic quality, reach, and performance of the university in the online and global education markets. His research focuses on the cognitive theory of multimedia learning and the effects of disruptive innovation theory in higher education.
Prior to joining UNT, Fein served for 17 years in numerous capacities in online and innovative education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was responsible for shaping campus strategy and providing campus-wide support for innovations in classroom and online settings. In his previous roles, he was responsible for overseeing instructional design, instructional development, instructional media resources, and online academic and student affairs teams.
Before working in higher education, Fein served as a training and development consultant at Pepsi/Gatorade, Inc. and the Quaker Oats Company. In addition, he has published book chapters and numerous professional papers.