About Gerry

Gerardo (Gerry) Pedraza is a forward-thinking Learning Experience Production Strategist and Innovator with a rich background in enhancing the educational landscape through technology and design. Currently serving as the Associate Program Director of Learning Design at the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, Gerry has been at the forefront of implementing cutting-edge solutions like the Nvidia Maxine SDK and generative AI to elevate video engagement and streamline course design processes.

With a history of developing automated solutions using OpenAI API and Python, Gerry has significantly expedited the course production process for faculty and instructional designers alike. His innovative approaches to learning experience production, including "Slide Framing," "Continuous Improvement Course Rubric," and "Elastic Course Design," have set new standards in course development and delivery. As an instructional design and technology specialist, Gerry has championed digital accessibility, universal design for learning, and the integration of innovative pedagogical methods to enhance learning outcomes.

Before his tenure at Texas A&M University, Gerry contributed his expertise to the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University and South Texas College, where he implemented project management strategies and educational theories to improve course integrity and student engagement. His early career as a graphic designer, webmaster, and IT specialist provided a strong foundation in multimedia and information technology, further enriching his contributions to educational technology.

Gerry is pursuing a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Educational Technology at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, demonstrating his commitment to advancing educational technology. He holds a Master of Arts in English as a Second Language from the University of Texas-Pan American and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences from ITESM. A lifelong learner and advocate for technological advancement in education, Gerry's repertoire includes proficiency in a wide range of software, applications, and learning management systems. His commitment to excellence in learning experience production is evident in his contributions to conference presentations and his active participation in professional associations.

Gerardo Pedraza is not just an innovator but a strategist and leader in transforming the educational experience through technology and design, making learning more engaging, accessible, and effective for all.