I work as an instructional designer at Boston College where I help faculty use technology in their teaching. In this role I regularly consult with individuals and groups around campus, facilitate workshops on teaching-related technologies, and manage a wide variety of web development projects, many of which use the open source application Drupal. Much of my current instructional design work focuses on the use of social software such as blogs and wikis in education.
I recently finished my PhD in the English Department where I specialized in Composition and Rhetoric. My dissertation research focused on the genre of place blogging and examined how people use new media to foster a deeper sense of place.