Heidi Kirby is a learning solutions manager, VP of Teaching: A Path to L&D, and Ph.D. candidate in instructional design and technology at Old Dominion University. 

A learning problem-solver, Heidi has over eight years’ experience leading learning projects. She got her start as a college English professor but has since worked as an instructional designer for NASA, a large health insurance company, a small tech startup, and a software company in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. In her spare time, she enjoys mentoring educators who are looking to transition careers into L&D.

Her research interests include the leadership competencies all instructional designers need to be successful in their roles.

She also hosts the BLOC (Building Learning and Organizational Culture) podcast, which interviews guests about ways to bring learning to the forefront of your organization.