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Maddy Kadish

Director, Instructional Design
Instructional Core
Instructional Innovation Committee

Maddy Kadish leads the Instructional Design (ID) Team at LAI to develop online learning and support teaching with technology at GW. She is also the Chairperson of the Instructional Innovation Committee, a centralized resource for IDs and other distance education professionals across GW to share information and ideas related to online and hybrid teaching. 

Maddy has spent her career designing and developing online learning. Prior to coming to GW, she managed online learning for PBS in Arlington, VA, worked as an Instructional Designer for Pearson Education in Boston and London, and produced hours and hours of educational video in disciplines such as calculus, Spanish, psychology, and biology. Maddy is an indie film buff and has written about film and film festivals for The IndependentMovieMaker MagazineIndieWire, and No Film School. She holds a B.S. from Cornell University and an Ed.M. from Harvard University’s program in Technology, Innovation, and Education. Maddy is active in Educause. She lives in Arlington, VA with her husband and baby.

Office location
6th floor
Areas of expertise
Adult learning; integrating technology into learning; program evaluation and efficacy; video production