Executive Director, Learning and Accessibility, Cengage
Natalie Skadra, executive director of the Learning Team at Cengage, is a dedicated champion of using research-backed practices to create inclusive and authentic quality learning content that helps instructors and students achieve their goals. Natalie’s commitment to learner-centered design spans her 25 years in higher education. She started as an ESL and English composition instructor before becoming an instructional designer with a keen interest in the connection between emotion and memory. Most recently, Natalie leads teams of learning and instructional designers, educational technologists, and accessibility specialists who collaborate with faculty and institutions to design materials that solve learning challenges and ensure that all students have meaningful, accessible learning materials.