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Senior Producer

Sonia Howell

Sonia is the Senior Producer for Academic Innovation and  Director of Programs & Operations in ND Learning.

She leads the Programs & Operations team as they collaborate with members of the ND Learning team to produce end-to-end online courses and learning experiences for Notre Dame students and global learners. Additionally, Sonia provides managerial and administrative oversight for Notre Dame’s Summer Online program. 

As Senior Producer for Academic Innovation, Sonia supports the Chief Academic Digital Officer in identifying and incubating strategic programs and projects and accompanying departments and colleges in ideating and implementing new academic initiatives including online certificates and degree programs, and non-credit bearing initiatives including as the relationship/product owner for Coursera and other external partners.

Sonia joined the Office of Digital Learning in 2014 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for Digital Initiatives. She holds a B.A. in Media Studies and English, an M.A. in Comparative Literature, and a Ph.D. in English and Digital Humanities. 

In her spare time, she likes running, traveling, and checking out social and cultural events in the South Bend and Michiana areas. 

Ask her about: Academic Innovation, Online Course Development, MOOCs, Summer Online.

To connect or collaborate:
945 Flanner Hall
Telephone: (574) 631-1061