I'm a Senior Senior Learning Experience Designer in the Center for Digital Innovation in Learning at Boston College.
My interests include educational technology, web design, user experience design, faculty development, and formative education.
I have a B.A. in English from Wheaton College (IL) and a PhD in English from Boston College (2009). My dissertation research focused on blogging and how writers use new media to help foster a deeper sense of place.
About this Site
I use this site as a place to learn in public and share what I'm working on.
I'm in the process of relaunching a new version so check back soon as I role out new content.
A few things that I'm doing at the moment
Online Course Design: I'm working with three Boston College professors to finish online courses that are about to launch for Spring 2021.
Front-End UI Design and Development: I manage front-end development and theme design for online programs using Design Tools in Canvas. Some examples of my work were recently select for the Cidilabs DesignPlus Showcase.
Digital Formation: I'm thinking a lot about formative education – educating the whole person for meaning and purpose – in my work at Boston College. Specifically, I'm trying to help the group I'm in – the Center for Digital Innovation in Learning – define what "digital formation" might mean at BC.
True North: For the past year, I've been working with a team lead by Professor Belle Liang to develop second version of TrueNorth, an app designed to help young people foster a sense of purpose and make better decisions in college.
Website Redevelopment: I'm working on redeveloping this website with the goals of getting better at learning in public and tending my digital garden.
Networked Notes: I'm experimenting with Roam Research for personal knowledge management. It's making me think in entirely new ways about how I think – how I take notes, how I develop ideas, how I write.
Photography: Since Covid hit Boston in March, I've been taking photos on my daily walks in Franklin Park in Boston, about a block from where I live. View on Instagram