About Brian J Beatty


(415) 338-6833


AVP for Academic Affairs Operations


Provost's Office


Administration Building (ADM)



At SF State Since:



Dr. Brian Beatty is Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Operations at San Francisco State University (SFSU). He oversees the Academic Technology unit and coordinates the use of technology in the academic programs across the university. He works closely with IT professionals and executive leaders in other units to coordinate overall information technology strategic management at SFSU. His primary areas of interest and academic research include social interaction in online learning and developing instructional design theory for hybrid learning environments. At SFSU as a tenured faculty member of the Instructional Technologies department, Dr. Beatty pioneered the development and evaluation of the HyFlex course design model for blended learning environments, implementing a “student-directed-hybrid” approach to better support student learning.

In Spring 2020, Brian is returning to a teaching faculty role in the ITEC graduate program in the ELSIT Department in the Graduate College of Education.