Dr. Blair Stamper is an award-winning instructional designer (ID), teacher, and public speaker with over 10 years of experience in the education field. As an ID, she works with SMEs to create learner-centered and active courses that align with higher standards. Inclusivity and access are her specialties.

Instructional Design Rockstar


Blair began working in education as a middle school math and science teacher in 2012. Using her experiences with curriculum design as a teacher and her love for technology, Blair found her true niche in the instructional design field in 2015. After 7.5 years as an ID, Blair’s passion for sharing her expertise with the online learning field has led her to being published in Educause Review and Journal of Applied Instructional Design, an active member with Educause, Online Learning Consortium, and UPCEA, and the creation of her Be an Instructional Design Rockstar podcast.

Blair’s research focuses on instructional design practices including relationships between IDs and faculty during online course developments. She has also explored access, equity, and inclusive practices and active learning in online courses. Blair has also served as the Managing Editor for Current Issues in Education and a reviewer for multiple academic journals. 

Blair is a graduate of Arizona State University (2022, Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Innovation), the Online Learning Consortium's Institute for Emerging Leaders in Online Learning (2018), Michigan State University (2015, Master of Arts in Educational Technology), and University of Michigan-Dearborn (2012, Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education). 

Personally, Blair is a wife and a mother to a 6 year old daughter who loves cheerleading, gymnastics, and is an active girl scout. Blair is the co-leader for her daughter's girl scout troop, an active member in her community, and a board member of the local Parks and Recreation Committee. Blair loves dogs and has 4 rescues.