Jessica Zeitler

Jessica Zeitler

Instructional Designer
Jessica Zeitler

Jessica Zeitler is a bilingual Instructional Designer. Before joining Digital Learning at The University of Arizona, Jessica worked as an Instructional Designer and World Languages Faculty in Spanish for Pima Community College. 

She is an alumnus of the University of Arizona, where she earned a Ph.D. in Medieval and Golden Age Spanish Literature and Near Eastern Studies. Jessica earned a Master’s Degree in Spanish from the University of Arkansas and a Master of Education with a focus on Instructional Design at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. 

The focus of her dissertation research was the development of educational practices and spaces as well as the establishment of the first institutions of higher education in medieval Spain and the Mediterranean. 

Jessica’s research interests include UDL and accessibility, multilingual learning spaces, Agile development, equity and inclusion, mentoring, online education, and UX design. 

In addition to her work in instructional design, Jessica has taught undergraduate Spanish Language, Literature, and Civilization courses and led workshops on educational technology. Recently, she has presented and published internationally on medieval gender representation, presented at multiple instructional design and equity conferences, and designed and hosted a virtual UN Sustainable Development Goal Design Challenges for undergraduate students. 

Jessica is an avid language learner (foreign languages or computer languages) and a long-distance runner. In her free time, she travels, plays sports, and spends time with family and friends. 


  • M.S. Ed. Education, Minor in Instructional Design, University of Wisconsin-Stout, 2022
  • Ph.D. Spanish Literature, Language, History, and Culture, Minor in Near Eastern Studies, University of Arizona, 2013
  • M.A. Spanish Literature and Language, University of Arkansas, 2015
  • B.A. Spanish, Arizona State University, 2001