I’m an instructional designer for Connected Learning at Colgate University. Since January 2018, I’ve been working with faculty and students to explore, critique and experiment with digital tools for teaching, learning and research.
My emergent instructional design practice is informed by my background in environmental education. Prior to my instructional design role, I taught a course called Environmental Activism, Science and the Arts at Colgate. Before that, I earned my PhD in Natural Resources at Cornell University, where I studied the human dimensions of urban forest management. I also worked with Cornell Cooperative Extension to engage volunteers in planting and caring for city trees across New York State.
Now as an “alternative academic,” I constantly use environmental concepts to make sense of technology as a resource in complex learning ecologies, and how technological resources can be “stewarded” among many resources to promote learning.