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Shenifa M Taite Ed.D.

Shenifa M Taite Ed.D.

Director of Instructional Design & Media Production,
Assistant Professor

Certified Telehealth Coordinator
(850) 645-9623
Main Campus

Job Description

As Director, Dr. Taite will not only oversee the day-to-day operations of the Instructional Design & Media Production unit she is also responsible for administrating Blackboard for the College of Medicine and leading other online learning environment related initiatives. She will be collaborating with academic departments and Regional Campuses to direct and conduct research that will result in outlining evidence-based practices for integrating telehealth and telemedicine into future curriculum.


Dr. Taite has served as Instructional Designer within the Office of Medical Education since August 2010. Now as a member of the faculty, she will get a chance to utilize her expertise in online and distance education as she expands her current role to include researching and assisting with the implementation of telehealth for the College of Medicine. Her 20 years of experience in a higher education includes teaching, developing curriculum, integrating educational technology and directing service learning programs. Dr. Taite enjoys working with other faculty to systematically design learning environments and instruction that effectively and appropriately integrate technology into teaching. She was just named the Communications Editor of Florida State University's newest open-access, peer-reviewed journal PLAID-People Living with And Inspired by Diabetes.


B.S. Speech and Hearing Science, Arizona State University, 1994
M.S. Educational Leadership and Administration, Forida State University, 2001
Ed.D. Higher Education Administration, Florida State University, 2012


Women 4FSU, Member
Florida State University

Women’s Leadership Institute, Facilitator
Florida State University

Faculty Senate Sub Committee-Scholarly Communications Taskforce
Florida State University
Member, 2010-present

Group on Information Technology and Educational Technology Work Group
American Association for Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Member, 2013-present.

Classroom Renovation Oversight Committee
Florida State University
Member, 2004, 2005


Leslie N. Wilson University Fellow, Florida State University, 1999-2002

President’s Award for Innovation, Arizona State University, 1998

Mayor’s Award for Successful Prevention Programs, Phoenix, Arizona, 1999


American Telemedicine Association-Member
Florida Partnership for Telehealth-Member
Online Learning Consortium (Formerly SLOAN-C) -Member

Research Focus

Social Presence in Online Education
Open Educational Resources
Telecommunication practices in Telehealth


Ferdinand, A., Johnson, L., Speights, J., Taite, S., Myers, K., Speights, A., Bellamy, G. Access to Quality Health Services – Primary Care: A Literature Review. Rural Healthy People 2020: A Companion Document to Healthy People 2020. Volume 1. College Station TX: The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center. School of Public Health Southwest Rural Health Research Center.

Taite, Shenifa A Comparison of Online Communities of Inquiry (2012). Electronic Theses, Treatises and Dissertations. Paper 5221.


Two Ways to Save: A Virtual Bookshelf of Textbooks and Instructional Design of OERs,
Florida Association of College Research Libraries-Annual Conference, October 2015

A Comparison of Online Communities of Inquiry: Study of Social Presence in Medical Education Invited presenter: Southeast Distance Learning Conference, Florida A & M University, September 2015

Clinical Skills Testing: Domestic Violence in a Patient with First-Trimester Bleeding (Developed Rubric for Clinical Skills Assessment)
Poster: STFM Conference on Medical Student Education, February 2015

Ego-Free Leadership
Together We Can...A Community Empowerment Conference
Educate Serve Lead, January 2015