As the Director of Digital Pedagogy and Media in the Office of Digital Learning and Inquiry (DLINQ) at Middlebury College, I lead a team of instructional designers focused on creating digital learning opportunities and environments that support learner agency, equity, and critical engagement with the digital. I also facilitate DLINQ’s Inclusive Design Studio, a hub for exploration and application of inclusive design and design justice practices across contexts. I am also keenly interested in supporting learners’ critical engagement with the discourses that surround educational technology and digital media.
I earned my Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2008, and before joining Middlebury, was an Associate Professor of Instructional Technology in the College of Education at Towson University. In my 10 years at Towson, I taught in person, hybrid, and fully online courses in instructional technology and qualitative research methods at the masters and doctoral levels. Much of this work revolved around helping teachers and administrators to make thoughtful, research-informed decisions how best to use technology to support their teaching and their students’ learning.
My current research interests include include critical and inclusive approaches to instructional design theory and practice, with a focus on understanding the barriers to participation that students face in digital learning environments. You can find information about recent work on my Projects page.