About

Picture of Tom Mackey in Beirut Lebanon in 2017

Tom Mackey in Beirut, Lebanon 2017.

Welcome to my faculty web site! Currently, I am Professor in the Department of Arts and Media, in the School of Arts and Humanities at SUNY Empire State College. I'm the recipient of the Dr. Susan H. Tuben Chair in Mentoring at SUNY Empire and was appointed Extraordinary Professor, Research Unit Self-Directed Learning, Faculty of Education, North-West University, South Africa.

My research examines metaliteracy, an empowering pedagogical framework for innovative teaching and learning. In 2011, I originated the metaliteracy model with Trudi E Jacobson in the article Reframing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy. We have published extensively about the theory and practice of metaliteracy including the fourth book on this topic: Metaliteracy in a Connected World: Developing Learners as Producers (2022).

In addition to my academic interests, I also serve on the Board of Directors for the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in the Capital Region of New York. My responsibilities include Vice Chair of the Board, Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee, and member of the Executive Committee.