Educational Technology and Digital Humanities

  • With Mike Goudzwaard and Michael Evans, “MediaKron Meet Badges: Building Learning Narratives through Digital Projects,” AAEEBL Annual Conference, Boston, MA, July 30, 2015
  • With James Liou and David Pook, “Balancing Act: A Districtwide Approach for Integrating the Common Core,” 2014 NCSS Annual Conference, Boston, MA, November 23, 2014
  • Lessons Learned from Building a Digital Humanities LTI,” CanvasCon 2014, Park City, UT, June 19th, 2014.
  • “Workshop: Introduction to MediaKron,” THATCamp New England, Boston University, Boston, MA, May 31, 2014.
  • With Lindsay Whitacre, “Emerging Practices in Digital Humanities Teaching.”Digital Humanities: The Next Generation.” Simmons College, March 16, 2013.
  • Co-facilitated a session on “Comparative Tools (OMEKA, Drupal, and WordPress) at The Humanities and Technology (THAT) Camp New England, Brown University, Oct. 20, 2012.
  • Walking Ulysses: Collaborative and Mobile Mapping in the Humanities,” New Media Consortium Conference 2011, Madison, WI. June 28, 2011
  • Pre-conference seminar presentation, “Leveraging Mobile Technologies on Our Campuses and Beyond,” NERCOMP (New England Regional Computer Program) 2011 Annual Conference, Providence, RI. March 28, 2011.
  • With Joe Nugent, “‘Walking Ulysses: Joyce’s Dublin Today’: A Mobile Learning Project from BC,” Mobile Learning in Higher Education (Northeast Computing Program SIG), Sept. 20, 2010. College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
  • “Building Capacity Through Good Usability – Lessons from Instructional Design” Drupalcon Boston 2008. Boston, Massachusetts. March 3–6, 2008.
  • “MEMEO: A Web-Based Innovative Tool to Create Multimedia Course Content. New England Faculty Development Consortium (NEFDC) Fall Conference.” Nov. 9, 2007.
  • “Drupal as an Instructional Design Tool.” New Media Consortium Summer Conference. Cleveland OH. June 7–10, 2006.
  • “Using Drupal to Create Virtual Classroom Communities.” Co-facilitator of pre-conference workshop. Computers and Writing 2005. Palo Alto, CA. June 2005.
  • “Integrating WebCT and Open Source Social Software in a Composition Course” (poster session). The Fifteenth International Conference on College Teaching and Learning. Jacksonville, FL. March 2004.

Place, Community, and Technology

  • “Blogging Places: Using Social Media to Foster Place Identification and Share Local Knowledge.” Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center Conference: “Sustainable Water in a Changing World.” April 9, 2007. University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Amherst, MA.
  • “Placemaking in a Networked World.” Guest lecturer in Anne Tate’s course “American Communities in the 20th Century: Civics and Sustainability.” Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. May 8, 2006
  • “Writing with Locative Media.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco, CA. March 2005.
  • “The Rhetoric of Place-Based Blogging.” Computers and Writing 2004. University of Hawaii. June 2004.
  • “Technologies of Where: Fostering Place Literacy in Online Environments.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Antonio, TX. March 2004.
  • “Composition as Eco-Effective Design.” Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. Boston, MA. June, 2003.
  • Workshop Presentation: “Community ‘Service’ in Graduate Education.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. New York, NY. March 2003.

Literary Studies

  • “Accidental Tourists: Place Literacy and Immigrant Identities in Boston.” Thomas R. Conference on Rhetoric and Composition. Louisville, Kentucky. October, 2002.
  • “Immigrant Environments: The Places of Assimilation in Mary Antin’s The Promised Land.” Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. Flagstaff, AZ. June 2001.
  • “Emigrant Regionalism in Sarah Orne Jewett’s ’A Little Captive Maid.’” Central New York Conference on Language and Literacy. Cortland, NY. October, 2000.
  • “Green Prosaics: Nature and the Ordinary in John Clare’s Poetry.” Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. Kalamazoo, MI. June, 1999.