Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Director of Academic Technology (formerly Director of Instructional Computing)
FAS IT 2008 – present
Lead and manage the Academic Technology Group, comprised of 17 FTE and 25 student software developers, instructional designers, media architects, graphic designers, and business analysts. Provide vision and strategy for educational technology support and software development for teaching, learning, and academic administration in Harvard FAS. Act as a liaison to deans and faculty and advocate for curricular issues as subcommittee chair of FAS Pedagogical Improvement Committee and member of the General Education Instructional Support Services Team, the Board of Freshman Advisers, and the Committee on Learning in Science and Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Office of Educational Innovation and Technology 2007 – 2008
Led Educational Technology Consulting group; managed budget and full-time personnel; consulted and collaborated with faculty, researchers and staff on evaluation of instructional technologies and pedagogical methods; conducted outreach with faculty and teaching staff; assisted with curriculum development, review, and assessment projects; managed multimedia development facility; hired and trained student consulting staff.
Manager of Curriculum Integration Support and Senior Instructional Designer
Academic Computing 2004 – 2006
Oversaw staff of academic technology specialists; performed outreach to faculty on best practices for incorporating technology into teaching. Operated campus multimedia development center for video editing, digitization, and visualization. Provided support for Stellar, MIT’s campus course management system. Managed budget for AC/OEIT Educational Technology Consulting Group. Co-founder of Ed Tech Partners user group and Crosstalk seminar series.
Manager of Educational Design and Development
Academic Media Production Services 2000 – 2004
Oversaw web, graphic design and technical writing staff for the creation of education-based projects in a cost-recovery organization. Served as instructional designer and project manager for programs utilizing video, multimedia, distance learning and computer-mediated communication. Instructional designer and support coordinator for Stellar course management system. Initiator of first MIT OpenCourseWare video segments. Established billing models and salary equity rates.
Senior Faculty Liaison
Academic Computing 1992 – 2000
Acted as consultant for faculty using technology in teaching. Edited educational computing newsletter, organized training and outreach events promoting instructional technology, and provided consulting on the use of multimedia by students and faculty. Co-author (with Anne LaVin) of MIT’s first official web page. Created and operated campus New Media Center facility.
Faculty Liaison and Manager of Computing Help Desk
Computing and Information Services 1989 – 1992
Coordinated in-person, phone, and e-mail consulting for campus clients at central help desk. Managed both professional and student staff. Created role of Faculty Liaison for instructional computing assistance.
Assistant Project Coordinator
Institute for Research in Information and Scholarship 1987-1989
Oversaw classroom integration of Intermedia, a pre-Web networked hypermedia system; wrote user manuals, articles and other documents relating to Intermedia and IRIS research; authored NASA-funded lunar geology software and an Intermedia web, Exploring the Moon; acted as public relations by giving presentations about Intermedia at conferences, trade shows, and invited venues.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2000-2007
Designed and taught first-year advising seminars on educational media, including instructional design, reflective practice, web design, animation, video production, and Web 2.0 technologies.
Boston University School of Education 1993-1998
Designed and taught new course on using the Internet in education, including Web, search engines, portals, search technologies, and creation of online teaching materials.
2004 Ed.D. in Curriculum and Teaching, Boston University School of Education. Dissertation title: The Emergence of Network-Based Education, a study of faculty engagement with the development of distributed courseware.
1993 Ed.M. in Educational Media and Technology, Boston University School of Education, Boston, Massachusetts.
1987 A.B. in Cognitive Science, A.B. in Anthropology/Archaeology, Brown University, Providence, R.I.
Awards and Honors:
2007 Completed EDUCAUSE Institute for Learning Technology Leadership
2004 Recipient of Steven Wade Neiterman Award, MIT. Given annually to an IT professional who demonstrates collaborative problem solving, coaching, team building, and sharing knowledge.
Recent Presentations and Publications:
NERCOMP 2010 (Partnering to Build and Support a New Curriculum)
NERCOMP 2009 (Assessing Educational Media Projects)
NERCOMP 2007 (Social Computing Tools for Advising, Instruction, and Admissions)
RINET 2007 Keynote Speaker (Web 2.0 and the High School Curriculum)
Harvard Business School: Educational Technologies in the MIT Curriculum
NMC Conference 2006-2007 (What Educators Can Learn from World of Warcraft and MMORPGS; Using Blogs and Wikis for Teaching)
ED-Media 2006 (with Rachel Or-Bach): Towards a Collaboration Space for Higher Education Teachers – The MIT iLab Project.
“Models for Open Learning”, (with Philip D. Long), in Reusing Online Resources: A Sustainable Approach to eLearning, (Ed.) Allison Littlejohn. Kogan Page, London, 2003.
Copywriter and editor for MIT publications The Athena Insider and The Ed Tech Times.
(Last updated: March 19, 2010)