University Director of Academic Technology, CUNY
Chief Academic Officer of the CUNY School of Professional Studies, home of (most 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. Appointed a member of the doctoral faculty at the [CUNY Graduate Center] in the mid-nineties (originally in [English],later in [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 to become the chief academic officer of the CUNY [School of Professional Studies] (SPS), where that online degree is one of a dozen online degrees, four Master’s and eight Bachelor’s. (Those undergrad degrees were ranked 11 — or in the top 5% nationally — but US News & World Report in its most recent ranking of online bachelor’s degrees.) In 2008, when I became CAO of SPS, 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 scholarship], 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)