Instructional Designer

Pronouns: She/her

Areas of Expertise: equitable and engaging learning design; digital storytelling; project-based learning; experiential and field-based learning; mapping as a learning activity across disciplines; environmental education; Canvas; ArcGIS + StoryMaps; Adobe Creative Suite; WordPress; Pressbooks; H5P; video editing

Recent Projects:


Lohnes Watulak, S., & Henrickson, J. (November 2022). The Asynchronous Cookbook: Recipes for interaction in online and hybrid learning [co-presenter]. OLC Accelerate. Virtual presentation.


Collier, C., Lohnes Watulak, S., & Henrickson, J. (2022). Centering the margins through critical instructional design. In Toward a Critical Instructional Design, edited by Jerod Quinn, Martha Fay Burtis, Surita Jhangiani, and Robin DeRosa.

Digital Design and Development:

The Asynchronous Cookbook (pressbooks.middcreate.net/asynchronouscookbook/) – designer and developer; content contributor in collaboration with the DLINQ learning design team at Middlebury

Middlebury Liberal Arts in Action (mlaa.middcreate.net) – designer and developer; in collaboration with Diane Munroe & the Center for Community Engagement at Middlebury

Raptor Lab (raptorlab.umn.edu) – creative director

EarthXplorers (earthxplorers.com) – creative director, project + curriculum manager

Safe2Eat iPhone app – creative director and project manager

(offered in three languages: English, Spanish, and Somali)

About Jeni: I am an experienced project manager, instructional designer, and creative director with expertise conceptualizing, designing, and researching innovative education programs that combine a thoughtful blend of technology, inquiry, and project-based learning. I have a special passion for the environment, geography, and international studies. My experiences growing up abroad and working with schools worldwide have imbued me with a unique perspective as an instructional designer. I enjoy engaging diverse groups in transformational learning experiences, building learner confidence and community, and designing learning that is playful and visually engaging. I serve as the communications coordinator for the Staff Advisory Team (SAT) at MIIS, and am a member of the MIIS Committee on Art in Public Places.

When not working, you’ll likely find me out on a trail somewhere at one of our beautiful state or national parks.

Campus: Middlebury Institute for International Studies, Monterey

Office: McGowan 220