Betsy Jane Dougherty

Betsy Jane Dougherty
Online Operations Manager

Betsy’s background is in Second Language Acquisition, and she has taught both Italian as a Foreign Language at area universities and English as a Second Language at the English Language Programs at Penn. Before joining the SAS Online Learning Team, Betsy was the Manager of Student Services at Penn’s ELP, where she worked closely with international students studying abroad in the U.S. As Online Operations Manager, Betsy works closely with the SAS Online Learning Instructional Design Team and Media Team to make sure that faculty and students have what they need for their online courses. Betsy is very interested in building community in online spaces, especially when it allows students to engage in intercultural exchanges and learn from one another. She is currently completing the Virtual Online Teaching Certificate at Penn’s Graduate School of Education, where she is studying international standards of online education as well as online instructional design.

Betsy earned aM.A. in Italian Studies and Second Language Acquisition from Middlebury College and a B.A in Italian Studies from Temple University. She is currently completing a VOLT Certificate at the University of Pennsylvania.