University Director of Academic Technology and chief academic officer of the CUNY School of Professional Studies, home of CUNY's online degrees.
In a previous life I was an [English] professor and a director of writing programs. In the late nineties, while still at [Baruch College], I served Baruch College’s Executive Director of Enrichment Programs, which included presiding over high school outreach and communication-across-the-curriculum programs. A member of the doctoral faculty at the [CUNY Graduate Center] (in the PhD Programs in [English], [Urban Education], and [Interactive Technology & Pedagogy]), I was co-editor of the [Journal of Basic Writing] from 1996-2002. In 2006, I became Academic Director of the [CUNY Online Baccalaureate], CUNY’s first fully online degree, and since have been kicked upstairs as the chief academic officer of the CUNY [School of Professional Studies], where that online degree is one of a dozen online degrees, fourMaster’s and eight Bachelor’s. In 2008, I was named University Director of Academic Technology for CUNY, a modulation in the title of CUNY Director of Instructional Technology, a position I’ve held since 2001. That title reflects a lot of interests, chief among them [academic technology], [online instruction] and [blended learning], [digital rhetoric], and [computer-mediated communication].
Ph.D., Stanford University (Modern Thought and Literature, 1982)
M.A., Claremont Graduate University (History, 1977)
B.A., Claremont McKenna College (Literature, 1975)
(selected from the last decade)
“The CUNY Academic Commons: Fostering Faculty Use of the Social Web” (with Matthew K. Gold). On the Horizon 19:1 (2011), 24-32.
Basic Writing (with Rebecca Mlynarczyk). Parlor Press, 2010.
“An Administrator’s Guide to the Whys and Hows of Blended Learning (with Mary Niemiec). Journal of Asychronous Learning 13:1 (Spring 2009): 19-30.
“Sunrise, Sunset: Basic Writing at CUNY’s City College,” in Basic Writing in America, ed. Nicole Greene and Pat McAlexander (Hampton Press, 2007): 21-47.
“New Questions for Online Learning, and New Answers: The Case of the CUNY Online Baccalaureate,” On the Horizon 15:2 (Fall 2007), 169-176.
“Online Learning: New Models for Leadership and Organization in Higher Education” (with Meg Benke), Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks 10:2 (Spring 2006): 23-31.
“Using Blended Learning to Drive Faculty Development (And Vice Versa),” in Elements of Quality Online Education: Engaging Communities, ed. John Bourne and Janet Moore (Sloan-C, 2005): 71-84.
“High Schools as Crucibles of College Prep: What More Do We Need to Know?” Journal of Basic Writing 21.2 (Fall 2002): 106-120.
“The Improving Power of e-Conversation,” in Teaching/Writing in the Late Age of Print, ed. Paul Johnson, Jeff Galin, and Carol Haviland (Hampton Press, 2002): 85-97.