About

I’m a Instructional Technology Specialist at the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies at the University of Mary Washington, specializing in the intersections of technology, pedagogy, and collaborative learning. I am also managing editor of our DTLT Blog.

I’ve worked in public higher education for almost 20 years, in two countries and four states, primarily at regional, teaching-focused universities, before moving into faculty development.

I received my PhD in Comparative Literature in 2007 from the University of Alberta, and my research has always been concerned with the idea of writing, rewriting, adapting, and translating. Technology can deepen these kinds of relationships between readers, writers, teachers, students, and other audiences. That interest informs my interactions with students and faculty, as well as my pedagogy.

I blogged for a long time at Inside Higher Ed, and I current contribute to ProfHacker. According to Contently, I’ve written over 250k words on the web (and that doesn’t include my original Blogger blog). I also tweet prolifically at @readywriting.