C.V.

Thomas P. Mackey, Ph.D.

Education

Ph.D. Writing, Teaching, and Criticism, University at Albany, State University of New York, 2001. Dissertation: Collaborative Interface: Writing the Web with Interactive Multimedia and Virtual Reality, Committee: Don Byrd, English, Pierre Joris, English, and Roberta Bernstein, Art.

M.A. English, University at Albany, State University of New York, 1996.

B.A. Communication, University at Albany, State University of New York, 1985.


Faculty and Academic Leadership Experience

Professor (tenured), Department of Arts and Media, School of Arts and Humanities, SUNY Empire State College, January 2018-Present.

Mentor undergraduate students and teach studies in The History and Theory of New Media, Information Design, Digital Storytelling, and Educational Planning. Developed and taught the blended course Ethics of Digital Art & Design for the 2019 Cyprus Residency. Developed grant-funded Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Metaliteracy: Empowering Yourself in a Connected World and Empowering Yourself in a Post-Truth World and related credit bearing special topics version in Moodle. Design and teach undergraduate independent studies in Digital Portfolio Assessment and graduate-level independent studies in Social & Community Informatics, Advanced Digital Arts & Technology, and Advanced Digital Storytelling. Conduct research, publish, and present on metaliteracy.


Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Professor (tenured), Office of Academic Affairs, SUNY Empire State College, June 2015-January 2018

Provided leadership for the undergraduate and graduate programs at the college, including the School for Undergraduate Studies, School for Graduate Studies, School of Nursing, and The Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies. Provided leadership for the academic support structures and faculty development resources in OAA including: Academic and Instructional Services (AIS), Center for Mentoring, Learning, and Academic Innovation (CMLAI), and International Education. Participated in OAA and college wide strategic planning and budget resource allocation planning as a member of the President’s Cabinet, President’s Leadership Council, Provost’s Cabinet and Provost’s Council. Collaborated with Deans, Associate Deans, and faculty to generate new academic programs and faculty development resources.

Represented the College at SUNY-wide initiatives such as the SUNY UWI (University of West Indies) Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development as a member of the founding advisory board, as well as Open SUNY and the Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching and Technology (FACT2). Served as Master of Ceremonies for all 2016 Commencements in Western New York and the Capital Region and represented the college on behalf of the President by conferring degrees and providing the keynote address for the 2016 Commencement in Prague, Czech Republic.

Interim Provost, Office of Academic Affairs, SUNY Empire State College, April 2017-June 2017

Served as Interim Provost as the institution transitioned to new Provost on July 1, 2017. Completed all Provost-level reviews of full-time faculty for reappointment, continuing appointment, and promotion. Met with college wide Academic Professional Committee (APC) to discuss all faculty review cases for 2017 (41 separate actions) and provided the President with the final recommendations from the Office of Academic Affairs (OAA). Completed all part-time reviews for reappointment. During this time, served as the final authority in OAA for all personnel and budget decisions. Initiated and facilitated faculty resource planning meetings with all deans and associate deans to discuss faculty professional obligation to inform annual planning meetings for 2017-18. Participated in College Senate meetings in May and June with the President and provided Provost’s Report to Senate.

Represented the college at SUNY-wide recognition ceremony for six SUNY Empire students who received the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. Participated in external review meetings for B.S. in Professional Accounting and completed final reviews of all new academic programs moving through OAA. Facilitated Provost Cabinet meetings and Provost Council meetings, and participated in the President’s Cabinet and the President’s Leadership Council. Worked with colleagues in OAA and the President’s Cabinet to develop the annual budget for 2017-18 ($87 million annual budget). Served as Master of Ceremonies for all commencement ceremonies throughout New York and represented the college at our international graduation ceremony in Beirut, Lebanon.

Interim Vice Provost for Academic Programs, Office of Academic Affairs, SUNY Empire State College, November 3, 2014-June 2015.

Provided leadership for OAA and college wide reorganization that led to the establishment of the School for Undergraduate Studies, Academic and Instructional Services (AIS), and the reframing of the Center for Mentoring and Learning (CML) to a reimagined Center for Mentoring, Learning, and Academic Innovation (CMLAI). Contributed to discussions and planning to transition centralized Center for Distance Learning (CDL) to a distributed college wide resource, and continued leadership of International Education. Provided feedback to the Provost related to annual faculty reviews for reappointment, continuing appointment, and promotion. Worked with colleagues in OAA to hire a new Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Dean of Academic and Instructional Services and a team of five academic Associate Deans.

Participated in the college wide transition to increase undergraduate program development and supervised efforts to provide faculty with resources for proposing and designing new academic program development proposals. Served as a member of the President’s Cabinet, President’s Council, Provost’s Cabinet, and Provost’s Council, and served as Open SUNY Campus Coordinator and member of the Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching and Technology (FACT2). Participated in OAA and college wide strategic planning and the annual budget process.


Dean, Center for Distance Learning, SUNY Empire State College, November 1, 2011-November 2, 2014

Led the largest provider of online learning in the SUNY system, supervised the highest number of full-time faculty (45-50) and hundreds of adjunct faculty, and managed the largest budget ($30 million) of any academic center at the college. Conducted faculty reviews for reappointment, continuing appointment and promotion and facilitated annual planning meetings with all online faculty. Responsible for one of the largest enrollment generators at the college with nearly half of our undergraduate learners completing fully online degrees and providing online courses for learners studying at our 35 locations around New York state and internationally. Supervised the college wide International Programs, including the Program Director, International Program Directors, and faculty serving international locations in the Czech Republic, Greece, Albania, Lebanon, Dominican Republic, and Turkey. Worked collaboratively with faculty and staff as part of Center Meetings, and Center Planning meetings. Supported the development of semi-structured degree programs in such key areas as Business, while also supporting individualized degree planning and academic review processes.

Provided an investment in resources to improve our center-based approach to Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) by hiring new staff, streamlining the process and protocols for hiring external evaluators, and promoting internal faculty evaluations. Supported the work of the Center Curriculum Committee and reviewed General Education proposals that were submitted to SUNY for review and approval. Promoted innovative approaches to curriculum, including the development of the first-ever Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in SUNY and Coursera MOOC projects. In 2014, represented the college and provided remarks at our international commencement ceremony in Beirut, Lebanon


Interim Dean, Center for Distance Learning, SUNY Empire State College, April 1, 2010-Oct. 31, 2011

Supervised center leadership team of Associate Deans, Directors and Faculty Academic Coordinators (ACs) at one of the largest academic centers at the college. Managed one of the largest center budgets at the college ($30 million) working collaboratively with Faculty Chair, Center Planning Committee and based on feedback from entire center community. Supervised all full-time, part-time and adjunct faculty; conducted annual planning meetings with all full-time faculty and conducted reviews for reappointment, continuing appointment, and promotion. Led several faculty searches to increase the size of our faculty to meet the enrollment demands in such key areas as Business, Management and Economics, Community and Human Services, Science, Math and Technology, Social Science, and Humanities. Initiated and facilitated the hiring of several online faculty at our regional locations in New York City and Buffalo.

Initially supervised the Associate Dean of Nursing and supported the hiring of the founding Dean of Nursing and establishment of the School of Nursing. Supervised college wide International Programs, including the Program Director, International Program Directors and faculty at locations overseas. Supported faculty development efforts including the annual CDL Conference, bi-annual Curriculum Retreat, and resources for teaching online. Worked collaboratively with a group of regional deans and the senior leadership team as a member of the President’s Council. Participated in SUNY wide meetings to establish the Chancellor’s Open SUNY initiative.

Associate Dean, Center for Distance Learning, SUNY Empire State College, August 2008-April 1, 2010

Provided academic leadership for faculty and professional employees for one of the largest academic centers at the college and the largest provider of online in SUNY. Worked with the center dean and faculty committees as search chair to hire one of the largest cohorts of new faculty at the college for any one center. Supervised the directors of academic support, academic review, and student and academic services and worked closely with the director of mentor services to manage the assignment of online mentees to faculty mentors. Managed escalations of student situations from student and academic services and mentor services.

Partnered with a college wide team of center based associate deans on college wide priorities and to foster academic and operational collaboration across the college. Contributed to planning for the transition to a new academic building in Saratoga Springs and co-chaired a task force to recommend the technology infrastructure for the new location. Participated in center planning to establish a collaborative Student Success and Communications Center and contributed to Center Planning meetings. Initiated the use of social media applications for the center such as Facebook and LinkedIn. Mentored students and taught several sections of the online course Digital Storytelling.

Associate Dean, Sage After Work Program, The Sage Colleges, August 2007-August 2008

Provided academic leadership for the adult serving Sage After Work program with 12 registered degree programs, including Accounting, Business Administration, Nursing, and Psychology that leveraged faculty resources from Russell Sage College and Sage College of Albany. Collaborated with Academic Program Coordinators on program planning to serve adult learners through evening, weekend, blended, and online programming. Welcomed students to evening and weekend courses at the start of the semesters and attended open house and recruitment events to represent the programs and generate interest in our adult serving academic offerings.

Contributed to senior leadership discussions and strategic planning related to The Sage Colleges as a distributed campus with locations in Troy and Albany, New York. Created an online forum for students that included surveys, to generate feedback about their experiences with the college and developed an online accelerated summer program called Sage Sprint. Developed and taught two new courses for the program: YourSpace in Cyberspace and Knowing in the Digital Age.

Assistant Professor, Information Studies, College of Computing and Information (CCI), University at Albany, State University of New York, September 2001-August 2007

Developed several innovative courses as part of the Faculty-Initiated Interdisciplinary Major with a Concentration in Information Science, including the first-ever Web Development course at the university and an expansion of the course The Information Environment to include issues related to information literacy, digital literacy, accessibility, copyright and intellectual property, Web 2.0, and collaborative web design. Created several innovative courses for the Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) program including Digital Imaging and the Web and a redesign of The Information Environment. Developed and taught the first-ever undergraduate course on the topic of Social and Community Informatics in the university’s Honors College Program. This course required a service learning component and learner-centered development of blog and wiki communities. One of these projects was featured in a UAlbany front-page web site story entitled Honors College Students Take Course to Community Service and Scholarship.

Served as a member of the Informatics Minor Committee to establish this first-ever minor in Informatics, and was a member of the Information Science and Information Studies curriculum committees. Partnered with the Center for Technology in Government (CTG) as an invited speaker on such topics as “Current Issues in Social Software: Blogging, Wikis, and RSS” and The Principles of Web Writing: Information, Collaboration, and Design." Invited by CTG as an expert presenter for the Using XML for Web Site Management: Lessons Learned Report. Included site visits to CTG as well as the Times Union and The Wadsworth Center as part of the graduate course IST601: The Information Environment. Contributed to conversations and planning to combine the School for Information Science & Policy with the Department of Computer Science to create the College of Computing and Information (CCI).

Assistant Director for Instructional Technology, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), University at Albany, State University of New York, April 2000-August 2001.

Partnered with center colleagues, faculty, and university leadership to provide faculty development resources across the university. Facilitated workshops based on suggested topics from faculty and invited faculty to lead discussions based on specific areas of interest. Met with departments and chairs across the university to discuss CETL resources and to receive feedback on future offerings. Contributed to the development of the university’s new faculty orientation and supported the Initiatives for Women annual celebration. Promoted interdisciplinary collaboration and the effective use of technology by supporting the first year experience program Project Renaissance.

Partnered with the Academic Technology division to support WebCT, providing one-on-one consultations with faculty about the effective use of the learning management system, computer lab facilities, and seminar style classrooms in the Science Library. Facilitated computer lab workshops about Web site design, digital imaging, WebCT, and the effective use of PowerPoint. Collaborated with a faculty member from the School of Information Science & Policy (SISP) to develop a blended version of ISP301: The Information Environment, including the design of online resources via WebCT, and developed collaborations with university librarians.

Instructional Developer, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), University at Albany, State University of New York, April 1999-March 2000.

Collaborated with center colleagues, faculty, and university leadership to promote excellence in teaching and learning within the context of a large research university. Created faculty development resources to support the first-year experience program Project Renaissance, including web-based resources (such as the original Project Renaissance web site), as well as pedagogical workshops and computer lab training about Web site design and the effective use of PowerPoint. Partnered with the university’s Academic Technology division to adopt and facilitate WebCT, the first-ever learning management system at the University at Albany. Managed faculty development resources for WebCT, including written and Web-based documentation, one-on-one consultations, and computer lab workshops and training.

Facilitated interactive workshops with university faculty and librarians based on their topics of interest, including information literacy, and the effective use of technology. Conducted one-on-one consultations with faculty about ways to effectively incorporate technology resources into university courses to meet course goals and learning objectives. Mentored undergraduate students who worked at the center, overseeing their participation in center programming and annual presentations at SUNY’s Conference on Instruction and Technology (CIT).

Additional Teaching and Tutoring Experience

  • Adjunct Instructor, School of Information Science & Policy (SISP), University at Albany, State University of New York, 2000-2001.

  • Adjunct Instructor, English Department, Hudson Valley Community College, 1997-1999.

  • Adjunct Instructor, Humanities Department, Sage Junior College of Albany, spring 1997.

  • Writing Tutor, Writing Center, Sage Junior College of Albany, spring 1997.

  • Teaching Assistant, Project Renaissance, University at Albany, State University of New York, 1996-1999.

  • Teaching Assistant, English Department, University at Albany, State University of New York, College of Arts and Sciences, 1995.

  • Teaching Assistant, Human Diversity Program, University at Albany, State University of New York, College of Arts and Sciences, 1994-1996.

Grants

Principal Investigator with Trudi E. Jacobson (2018). Innovative Instruction Technology Grant (IITG). State University of New York. “Advancing Metaliteracy in a Post-Truth World through the Design of a Global MOOC.” Top tier funding at $60,000.


Principal Investigator with Trudi E. Jacobson (2014). Innovative Instruction Technology Grant (IITG). State University of New York. “Designing Innovative Online Learning: Integrating a Coursera MOOC with Open SUNY Badging.” Top tier funding at $60,000. http://commons.suny.edu/iitg/iitg-2014-recipients/.

Principal Investigator (2012), Innovative Instruction Technology Grant (IITG). State University of New York. “Developing a SUNY-wide Transliteracy Learning Collaborative to Promote Information and Technology Collaboration.” Principal Investigator: Trudi E. Jacobson. Top tier funding at $60,000. http://commons.suny.edu/iitg/iitg-2012-recipients/.

External Evaluator (January 2011-June 2015), Fund for Improvement to Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE). “Innovative Information Security Education.” Principal Investigator: Dr. Sanjay Goel. University at Albany for U.S. / Russia Program. Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU) and the University at Albany. Award number: P116S100004. Amount: $389,777.

External Evaluator (September 2013-June 2015). National Science Foundation (NSF). “Flipping the Online Security Classroom – Improving Retention of Security Student Pipeline through Early Intervention.” Principal Investigator: Dr. Sanjay Goel. University at Albany, State University of New York. Award number: 1318483. Amount: $298,197.

Honors

Invited to present Prestige Lecture by Dr. Jako Olivier, UNESCO Chair on Multimodal Learning and OER and Professor in Multimodal Learning at North-West University in South Africa at the Potchefstroom Campus on September 19, 2019.


“Reframing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy” selected as one of LIRT’s Top Twenty library instruction articles of 2011 by the American Library Association (ALA) Library Instruction Roundtable (LIRT).


“Reframing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy” identified as one of the top five most read articles online via College & Research Libraries site from January to October 2011.

Special Service Award, College of Computing and Information (CCI), University at Albany, State University of New York, 2006.

Excellence in Teaching Award in the School of Information Science & Policy (SISP) at the University at Albany, State University of New York, May 15, 2004.

Recognized by University at Albany valedictorians for two consecutive semesters as their most influential professor for the School of Information Science & Policy (SISP) in May 2005 by Xiaohua Li, and for the College of Computing and Information (CCI) in December 2005 by Aaron McDonald. This was a special recognition gathering of faculty and students from across the university at the President’s residence, initiated by former UAlbany President Kermit Hall.

Research and Publications

Books

Mackey, T. P., and Jacobson, T.E., Metaliterate Learners as Producers. American Library Association (ALA)/Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., (forthcoming 2021).


Mackey, T. P., and Jacobson, T.E., (Eds), Metaliterate Learning for the Post Truth World. New York: American Library Association (ALA)/Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2019.

Jacobson, T.E. and Mackey, T. P. (Eds.), Metaliteracy in Practice. American Library Association (ALA)/Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2016.

Mackey, T. P., and Jacobson, T.E., Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information Literacy to Empower Learners. American Library Association (ALA)/Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2014.

Mackey, T. P., and Jacobson, T.E., (Eds.) Teaching Information Literacy Online. Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2011.

Mackey, T. P., and Jacobson, T.E., (Eds.) Collaborative Information Literacy Assessments: Strategies for Evaluating Teaching and Learning. Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2009.

Mackey, T. P., and Jacobson, T.E., (Eds.) Using Technology to Teach Information Literacy. Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2008.

Jacobson, T. E., and Mackey, T.P., (Eds.) Information Literacy Collaborations That Work. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2007.

Journal Articles – Refereed

Mackey, T. P. (2020). Embedding Metaliteracy in the Design of a Post-Truth MOOC: Building Communities of Trust. Communications in Information Literacy, 14 (2), 346–361. https://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/comminfolit/vol14/iss2/9/

O’Brien, K., Forte, M., Mackey, T. P., Jacobson, T.E., “Metaliteracy as Pedagogical Framework for Learner-Centered Design in Three MOOC Platforms: Connectivist, Coursera and Canvas.” Open Praxis. Vol. 9, No. 3. 2017.

Jacobson, T.E. and Mackey, T. P., (2013) “Proposing a Metaliteracy Model to Redefine Information Literacy.” Communications in Information Literacy, Volume 7, Number 2. 84-91.

Mackey, T. P. (2011). "Transparency as a Catalyst for Interaction and Participation in Open Learning Environments." First Monday, Volume 16, Number 10 - 3 October 2011.

Mackey, T. P., and Jacobson, T.E., “Reframing Information Literacy as a MetaliteracyCollege and Research Libraries. January 2011, vol. 72 no. 1, 62-78.

Mackey, T. P. and Ho J., “Exploring the relationships between Web usability and students' perceived learning in Web-based multimedia (WBMM) tutorials,” Computers & Education Volume 50, Issue 1, January 2008, 386-409.

Mackey, T. P., and Jacobson, T.E., “Developing an Integrated Strategy for Information Literacy Assessment in General Education The Journal of General Education - Volume 56, Number 2, 2007, 93-104.

Mackey, T. P. (2007) “Advancing Information Literacy Assessment as a Collaborative Practice.” Journal of the Library Administration and Management Section (JLAMS) of the New York Library Association, spring 2007 Vol. 3 (No. 1), 50-61.

Mackey, T. P. and Ho, J., “Implementing a Convergent Model for Information Literacy: Combining Research and Web Literacy.” The Journal of Information Science December 2005. Vol. 31 (No. 6), 541–555.

Mackey, T. P., and Jacobson, T.E., (2005) “Information Literacy: A Collaborative Endeavor.” College Teaching, 53 (4), 140-144.

Mackey, T. P. “Web Development in Information Science Undergraduate Education: Integrating Information Literacy and Information Technology.” The Journal of Education for Library and Information Science Vol. 46 (No. 1) Winter 2005: 21-35.

Mackey, T. P. and Jacobson, T.E., “Integrating Information Literacy in Lower and Upper Level Courses: Developing Scalable Models for Higher Education.” The Journal of General Education Vol. 53 (No. 3-4), 2004: 201-224.

Mackey, T. P. “Etymology of Code: Distance, Juxtaposition, and Fictive Space.Rhizomes Issue 6, 2003: Online.

Non-refereed Essay

Mackey, T. P., and Jacobson, T.E. (2016) “How can we learn to reject fake news in the digital world?The Conversation, December, 5, 2016.


Jacobson, T.E. and Mackey, T. P., (2015) “Can’t seem to stop those ads following you around? Why not become ‘metaliterate’?.” The Conversation, August, 7, 2015.


Invited Essays

Jacobson, T.E. and Mackey, T. P., (2019) “Why You Should Fight for Metaliteracy on Your Campus." HigherEdJobs leadership newsletter. Monday, November 12, 2018.


Jacobson, T.E. and Mackey, T. P., (2017) “Advancing Metaliteracy: A Celebration of UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy Week.” Facet Publishing, October 27, 2017.


Mackey, T. P., Jacobson, T.E., Pitera, J., Forte, M., Allain, N.M., “MOOC Talk: A Connectivist Dialogue about our Metaliteracy MOOC Experience.” All About Mentoring Issue 46, Winter 2015. (34-40).

Mackey, T. P., “Diallo’s ‘Triumph of Access.’Explorations in Adult Higher Education: An Occasional Paper Series. “Our Values, Our Goals.” Spring 2013. Number 2. 32-36.

Mackey, T. P., “Goin’ Mobile: Designing for Mobility in Networked Social Spaces.” A review of Open Learning 25(3) Special Issue Mobile Learning: Using Portable Technologies to Create New Learning. All About Mentoring, Issue 39, Spring 2011. (69-72).

Book Chapters

Jacobson, T.E., Mackey, T.P., Olivier, J., "Aligning metaliteracy with self-directed learning to expand assessment opportunities." In Elsa Mentz and Anitia Lubbe (Eds.). Learning through Assessment: An approach towards SDL. 2021.


Jacobson, T.E., Mackey, T.P., O'Brien, T.L., "Visualizing the Convergence of Metaliteracy and the Information Literacy Framework." In Jannette L. Finch (Ed.). Envisioning the Framework: A Graphic Guide to Information Literacy. ACRL, 2021.


Mackey, T.P., "Exploring Metaliterate Learning through the Frames of Information Literacy." In Julien, Gross, Latham (Eds.). Implementing the ACRL Framework in Libraries and Pre-Service LIS Education: Case Studies from the Field. Rowman and Littlefield. (2020).


Mackey, T.P., "Empowering Metaliterate Learners for the Post-Truth World." In Mackey and Jacobson (Eds.). Metaliterate Learning for the Post-Truth World. New York: ALA Publishing, Inc., (2019).


Mackey, T. P., and McLaughlin, J., “Developing Blog and Wiki Communities to Link Student Research, Community Service, and Collaborative Discourse.” In Mackey and Jacobson (Eds.). Using Technology to Teach Information Literacy. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers Inc., 2008 (5-28).

Mackey, T. P., Jacobson,T.E. and Bernnard, D., “Promoting Teamwork and Critical Reflection: Collaborative Information Literacy and Technology Instruction” In Jacobson and Mackey, (Eds.). Information Literacy Collaborations That Work. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2007, (221-241).

Mackey, T. P., “Transforming the Learning Process: A Case Study on Collaborative Web Development in an Upper-Level Information Science Course.” In, Deborah Lines Andersen (Ed.). Digital Scholarship in the Tenure, Promotion and Review Process. New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2004. (126-144).

Conference Proceedings – Refereed

Jacobson, T.E., Mackey, T.P., O’Brien, K.L., “Developing Metaliterate Citizens: Designing and Delivering Enhanced Global Learning Opportunities.” Conference on Learning Information Literacy across the Globe, Frankfurt, Germany, May 10, 2019.


Mackey, T.P., Jacobson, T.E., O’Brien, K., Forte, M., “Designing for Connectedness and Openness: Advancing Metaliterate Learning through MOOCs and Digital Badging” ICDE2017: World Conference on Online Learning. Teaching in a Digital Age- Re-thinking Teaching and Learning. Track 1 – Emerging Pedagogies and Designs for Online Learning. Toronto, Canada. October 16-19, 2017.

Mackey, T.P., Jacobson, T.E., O’Brien, K., Forte, M., “Don’t Stop Believin’: Exploring A Collaborative Journey of Hybrid MOOC Design” CIT2017: Conference on Instruction and Technology. Teaching and Learning in Multiple Dimensions. SUNY Oneonta. May 31, 2017.

Beheshti, J., Bartlett J.C., Bilal, D., Gwizdka, J., Mackey, T. P., Jacobson, T.E., Limberg, L., Ishimura, Y., (2016). "Information literacy: Bridging the gap between theory and practice." Proceedings of the 79th American Society for Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting: Vol. 53. Copenhagen: American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T).

Mackey, T.P. and Jacobson, T.E. “Re-Conceptualizing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy for Social Media” Conceptions of Library and Information Science 2010: Information Literacy Research Seminar. The International Information Literacies Research Network Blog.

Kaufmann, M., and Mackey, T. P. “To Individualize Make It Personalized: Creating Project Based Service E-Learners” Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, 2010.

Hara, N., Shachaf, P., Bonk, C., Mackey, T. P., Hemminger, B., Stvilia, B., Rosenbaum, H., (2007). Wiki a la carte: Understanding participation behaviors. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting: Vol. 45. Silver Spring: American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T).

Mackey, T. P. (2007). "The Social Informatics of Blog and Wiki Communities: Authoring Communities of Practice (CoPs)." Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference for the Canadian Association of Information Science (CAIS). Information Sharing in a Fragmented World: Crossing Boundaries.

Hara, N., Shachaf, P., Haigh, T., Mackey, T. P., Sandusky, R. J., & Davenport, E. (2006). Knowledge sharing in online communities: Digital trends in practice. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting: Vol. 44. Silver Spring: American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T).

Mackey, T. P. “An Analysis of Usability Factors in Web-Based Multimedia (WBMM) Tutorials” ED-Media 2006: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia, and Telecommunications.

Mackey, T. P. “Producing Web-based Multimedia for Web Design Instruction” ED-Media 2005: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia, and Telecommunications.

Stefl-Mabry, J., Radlick, M., Druin, A., Bilal, D., Mackey, T.P., Doll, C., & Nahl, D. (2005). Pulling Design Threads Together: Issues in Web Design Across Student Populations (SIG HCI). In Sparking Synergies: Bringing Research and Practice Together. (pp. 561-571). Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting: Vol. 43. Silver Spring: American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T).

Mackey, T. P, Gironda, B., Mitchell, J., Smith, J., and Barnes, S., “Mapping Sites for Collaboration and Interconnectivity: Technology Enhanced Connections” Conference Proceedings and Collaborative Multimedia Presentation. CIT 2000: Conference on Instructional Technologies. New Partners / New Possibilities. University at Buffalo – State University of New York. (May/June 2000).

Mackey, T. P. “Collaborative Inter/face: Teaching and Learning Partnerships in the Computer Classroom” Conference Proceedings and Presentation. CIT 2000: Conference on Instructional Technologies. New Partners / New Possibilities. University at Buffalo -State University of New York (May/June 2000).

Keynote Presentations

"Teaching Metaliteracy as a Vital Literacy for Today’s Digital World" Keynote presentation with Trudi E. Jacobson. Edge consortium’s Annual Teaching with Technology Showcase: Excellence in Action, Virtual Conference on April 24, 2020.

“Building Communities of Trust: Metaliterate Learning for a Post-Truth Society” Keynote presentation. International Conference on Information Literacy (ICIL) at North-West University (NWU) in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa. Friday, September 24, 2019.


“Teaching Metaliteracy to Empower Learners in a Post-Truth World” Keynote presentation with Trudi E. Jacobson. Quality of Life Lecture Series. The School of Library and Information Science and the College of Human Sciences & Education. Louisiana State University (LSU). Friday, April 13, 2018.


“Metaliteracy: Reflective and Empowered Lifelong Learning” Keynote presentation with Trudi E. Jacobson. Second Encounter of Reading in Higher Education:Literacy in Everyday Life La Universidad de Guadalajara, Friday, November 25, 2017.

“Metaliteracy and the Participatory Role of Learners in Today’s Social Information Environment” Keynote presentation and workshop with Trudi E. Jacobson. GenEd Faculty Assembly. General Education Program at Temple University. Monday, August 21, 2017. https://gened.temple.edu/partners/2017/07/12/metaliteracy/.

“Metaliteracy as an Empowering Model for Mobile and Social Learners” Keynote presentation via video conference with Trudi E. Jacobson. University of Puerto Rico. Mobile Learning Week. Monday, March 20 2017.

“Developing Metaliteracy in a Connected World to Engage Citizens” Keynote presentation. Summer Faculty Institute 2016. Mitchell Hall Theater, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, June 1, 2016. http://sites.udel.edu/sfi2016/2016/02/14/tom-mackey/.

“Crossing the Threshold: Envisioning Information Literacy through the Lens of Metaliteracy” Keynote presentation with Trudi E. Jacobson. 2014 Connecticut Information Literacy Conference. Our New Frontier: Metaliteracy, Threshold Concepts, New Standards, and Other Wild Ideas. Connecticut Library Association. Manchester Community College. June 13 2014.

“Changing Models, Changing Emphases: The Evolution of Information Literacy. ”Keynote presentation with Trudi E. Jacobson. Information Literacy Summit. Into the Next Generation: The Future of Information Literacy. Sponsored by DePaul University Library and Moraine Valley Community College Library. Moraine Valley Community College, Illinois. April 25, 2014.

“Reimagining Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy: Empowering Learners for Participation, Collaboration, and Reflection” Keynote presentation with Trudi E. Jacobson. New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG) Annual Program at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. Libraries, Librarians & Literacies: Information Literacy in Context. June 21, 2013.

“Reinventing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy for E-Learning.” Keynote presentation with Trudi E. Jacobson. Southwestern Ohio Conference for Higher Education (SOCHE) Library Conference. Transitions in Learning: Preparing Engaged Students for the E-Learning Environment. Wright State University Nutter Center. May 8, 2013.

“Developing Metaliterate Learners: Transforming Literacy across Disciplines.” Keynote presentation with Trudi E. Jacobson. SUNY-wide “Conversations in the Disciplines.” SUNY Empire State College. December 13, 2013.

“Collaborative Transliteracies in Open, Mobile, and Online Learning” Keynote Speaker. 3 T's: Exploring New Frontiers in Teaching, Technology and Transliteracy Conference. State University of New York FACT2 Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching and Technology, and State University of New York Librarians Association (SUNYLA). Fulton Montgomery Community College. March 25, 2011.

“Effective Information Literacy Programs and Instruction: Collaborating with Faculty, Developing Scalable Instruction Models, and Designing Classroom Activities” Keynote Speaker. With Trudi E. Jacobson. The Education Institute, The Ontario Library Association. March 31, 2005.

Featured Speaker Presentations

“Beyond the Front Row Experience: Blending a University Course with a MOOC.” Featured Speaker as part of invited panel with Margaret Schedel and Jennifer Adams, Stony Brook University. Objects in Mirror are Closer Than They Appear: Reflection, Innovation, and Learning. Conference on Instruction & Technology (CIT) 2014. Cornell University. State University of New York. Thursday, May 29 2014.

“Connected Literacies: Teaching with Social Media to Advance Participatory Learning.” Featured Speaker. The Power of Connections. Conference on Instruction & Technology (CIT) 2012. Stony Brook University. State University of New York. Thursday, May 31, 2012.

Invited Webinars

“Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information Literacy to Empower Learners.” Webinar workshop. Developed and facilitated with Trudi E. Jacobson. ALA Editions eLearning Series. June 15 2014.

“Transliteracy and Metaliteracy: Emerging Literacy Frameworks for Social Media.” with Trudi E. Jacobson. Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Creativity and Multicultural Communication. October 3-9, 2011. Center for Distance Learning (CDL), SUNY Empire State College. http://www.cdlprojects.com/cmc11blog/contents/week-4-untitled/.

“Using Technology to Teach Information Literacy” Webinar. Education Institute, Ontario School Library Association, a Division of Ontario Library Association. January 15, 2009.

“Information Literacy Collaborations That Work: Developing Successful Alliances for Teaching Critical Thinking and Promoting Lifelong Learning” Audio Conference. Education Institute, Ontario School Library Association, a Division of Ontario Library Association. January 17, 2008.

Invited Presentations

“Advancing Metaliteracy to Rebuild Trust.” Reason & Respect Initiative. Invited Presentation. President's Office. SUNY Empire State College. November 2, 2020.


“Metaliterate Learners Take a Stand Against Misinformation.” Invited Presentation with Trudi E. Jacobson and Kelsey O'Brien. HFM Pathways in Technology (PTECH) Early College High School in Hamilton, Fulton, Montgomery County, New York. October 30, 2020.


“Applying Metaliteracy in Teaching and Learning Practices,.” Invited Presentation with Trudi E. Jacobson. International Conference on Information Literacy (ICIL) at North-West University (NWU) in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa. September 25 2019.


“Integrating Metaliteracy and Information Literacy into Teaching and Learning,.” Invited Workshop with Trudi E. Jacobson. North West University. Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa. September 20 2019.


“Applying Open Educational Practices to Develop Active Metaliterate Learners.” Invited Workshop with Trudi E. Jacobson. North West University. Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa. September 19 2019.


“Exploring the Foundation of Metaliteracy in Theory and Practice.” Prestige Lecture with Trudi E. Jacobson. North West University. Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa. September 19, 2019.


“Promoting Metaliteracy and Metacognition in Collaborative Teaching and Learning.” Invited presentation via video conference with Trudi E. Jacobson. NOLA Information Literacy Collective. Friday August 11, 2017.

“Open SUNY.” Invited Panel Presentation with Carey Hatch, Robert Piorkowski, Alexandra Pickett, Kim Scalzo, Lisa Stephens, System Administration; Michele Forte, Empire State College. Objects in Mirror are Closer Than They Appear: Reflection, Innovation, and Learning. Conference on Instruction & Technology (CIT) 2014. Cornell University. State University of New York. Thursday, May 29 2014.

“FACT2 Task Group Experiential Education: A Design for Online Education.” Invited Panel Presentation with Janet Nepkie, SUNY Oneonta; Fred Hildebrand, System Administration; Gary Halada, Stony Brook University; Cathleen M . Morreale, University at Buffalo. Objects in Mirror are Closer Than They Appear: Reflection, Innovation, and Learning. Conference on Instruction & Technology (CIT) 2014. Cornell University. State University of New York. Wednesday, May 28 2014.

“Designing Digital Badges to Generate Engaged Learning.” Invited workshop with Trudi E. Jacobson. Information Literacy Summit. Into the Next Generation: The Future of Information Literacy. Sponsored by DePaul University Library and Moraine Valley Community College Library. Moraine Valley Community College, Illinois. April 25, 2014.

“Designing Learning Activities to Promote Metaliteracy.” Invited workshop. New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG) Annual Program at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. Libraries, Librarians & Literacies: Information Literacy in Context. June 21, 2013.

“The Chancellor’s Online Education Advisory Team – Open SUNY.” Panel Presentation with Carey Hatch, Lisa Stephens, SUNY System Administration; Kim Scalzo, SUNY Center for Professional Development; Larry Dugan, Finger Lakes Community College. Transformation in Higher Education: Sharing Ideas and Showing Results. Conference on Instruction & Technology (CIT) 2013 SUNY IT, Utica. Wednesday, May 22, 2013.

Panel on On-Line Learning in Higher Education. Panel Presentation with A. Frank Mayadas, Sr. Advisor, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and Todd S. Hutton, President, Utica College. Higher Education Committee. New York State Education Department. Board of Regents. March 4, 2013.

“Promoting Access for All with Open and Online Learning” Invited Presentation. Westchester Library Association Mid-Winter Conference. The Gateway Center at Westchester Community College. November 18, 2013.

Rapporteur for small group discussions and Facilitator of a session on emerging technology with Pearson, CISCO, Datatel, and Brite Computers. 2011 ICDE Standing Conference of Presidents and Policy Forum. June 19-22, 2011. SUNY Global Center, New York City.

“Web 2.0 and Digital Copyright” and “Plagiarism and Digital Copyright Working Session” Keynote Speaker. HFM BOCES Regional Superintendents Conference Day for School Library Media Specialists. October 5, 2007.

“The Evolution of Interaction: Blogs, Wikis, and RSS” Invited Speaker. Government Technology Conference (GTC) East 2006. Improving Government Track. Co-present with Steve Gold, Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Courts Outside New York City, New York State Office of Court Administration. September 27, 2006. Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY.

“Using Technology to Support Writing Instruction” Invited Speaker. Teaching Writing in the Disciplines More Effectively workshop offered by the Provost’s Office. University at Albany, SUNY. June 7, 2006.

“Current Issues in Social Software: Blogging, Wikis, and RSS” Invited Speaker. Center for Technology in Government (CTG). Research Breakfast meeting. March 23, 2006.

“Developing Teaching Strategies to Prevent Internet Plagiarism” Invited Speaker. Conference for Library Media Specialists and Administrators. Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA). March 17, 2006.

“Academic Integrity” Panel Presentation. Invited Speaker with Robert Bangert-Drowns, School of Education and Karen Williams, Writing Center Graduate Student Orientation Co-sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and the Office of Graduate Studies, August 31, 2006.

“From Blogging to Web Design: Collaborative Technology in the Digital Classroom” Invited Speaker. Fall 2005 Conference for the Eastern New York Chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ENY/ACRL). Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, October 21, 2005.

"The Principles of Web Writing: Information, Collaboration, and Design" Invited Speaker. Center for Technology in Government (CTG). Web Site Management Using XML: A Testbed Project. September 29, 2005.

“Plagiarism Prevention” Invited Speaker. Co-facilitator with Bob Yagelski, Peter Shea, and John Murphy. School of Education Faculty Meeting. University at Albany, SUNY. March, 2005.

“Building Information Literacy Dialogue” Invited Speaker. With Trudi E. Jacobson. New York Library Association Annual Conference. New York Library Association. October 22, 2004.

“Teaching Research, Writing, and Technology Skills” 137th Plenary Meeting University Faculty Senate. Panel on Plagiarism “Students, Plagiarism and Ethics”. Invited Speaker. Co-presented with Donald McCabe, Rutgers University, William Morris, SUNY Potsdam, and Stephanie Gross, President, SUNY Student Assembly. Panel moderated by Janet Nepkie, SUNY Oneonta. Upstate Medical University – Syracuse, New York April 23, 2004.

“Digital Design: Usability, Accessibility, and Writing in the Collaborative Web Classroom” Invited Speaker. The NYS Forum Rockefeller Institute of Government. Webmasters Guild. February 6, 2004. Albany, NY.

“Information Literacy: A Collaborative Endeavor” Invited Speaker. With Trudi E. Jacobson. Workshop for Hunter College librarians, faculty and administrators. Hunter College. April 28, 2003.

“Teamwork at the University at Albany: Building Campus Partnerships and Teaching Alliances” Invited Speaker. With Trudi E. Jacobson. Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Annual Conference. Decisions by Design: When Values and Realities Collide. December 8, 2003. Philadelphia, PA.

“Teaching New York” Session Chair and Comment. Researching New York 2003: Perspectives on Empire State History Conference. November 21, 2003. University at Albany, SUNY.

“Plagiarism Prevention: How do we make faculty and teaching assistants aware of their responsibility to combat plagiarism?” Hudson Mohawk Association of Colleges and Universities. Presentation at the University at Albany, SUNY, November 14, 2003. co-presented with Sue Faerman, Dean of Undergraduate Studies and John Murphy, Judicial Affairs Officer, University at Albany, SUNY.

“Effective Collaborative Models for Teaching Information Literacy” Invited Speaker. With Trudi E. Jacobson. 5th Biennial Conference for Academic Libraries. NY 3Rs Association, Inc. Reference and Research Library Resources. October 3, 2003. Syracuse, New York.

“What Scholars Need to Know to Publish Today: Digital Writing and Access for Readers.” Wrap-up (closing comments). Invited Speaker. Symposium. University Libraries. University at Albany, SUNY. April 8, 2002.

“Citing Online Sources: Avoiding Digital Plagiarism in the Classroom” Presentation. Invited Speaker. New York Library Association, NYLA 2001. Albany, NY, 2001.

“Identifying and Preventing Plagiarism,” Invited Speaker, Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation, Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL), University at Albany, SUNY. 2001-2003.

“Teaching to Prevent Plagiarism (and dealing with it when it happens)” Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL), University at Albany, SUNY, 2001-2003.

“Redesigning Your Course to Meet the Information Literacy Requirement” Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL), University at Albany, SUNY, 2001-2003.

“Best Practices in Teaching Information Literacy” Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL), University at Albany, SUNY, 2001-2003.

“WebCT Success Stories” Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL), University at Albany, SUNY, 2001-2003.

“Student Web Pages: Mapping a Digital Archive” Invited Speaker. Upstate New York Archives Conference. The Lake Ontario Archives Conference (LOAC). The University at Albany, SUNY. June 2000.

Conference Presentations

“Preparing Metaliterate Learners for the College Environment with SUNY's iSucceed College Success Course.” Panel Presentation with Trudi E. Jacobson and Kelsey O'Brien. Learning with Innovative Technology (LIT) Conference. SUNY Empire State College. July 10, 2020.


“Advancing Democratic Dialogue by Applying Metaliteracy in Teaching Praxis.” Presentation with Trudi E. Jacobson. Information Literacy & Democracy Virtual Conference. Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony, Germany. June 19, 2020.


“Accelerating Metaliterate Learning with a Global MOOC and Digital Badging System.” Panel Presentation with Trudi E. Jacobson, Kelsey O'Brien, and Christine Paige. Online Learning Consortium (OLC). OLC Accelerate 2018: Accelerating Online Learning Worldwide. November 14, 2018.


“Digital Ethics in a Post-Truth Society.” Panel Presentation with Nicola Allain, Enrico Bocciolesi, and Diane Gal. Online Learning Consortium (OLC). OLC Accelerate 2018: Accelerating Online Learning Worldwide. November 15, 2018.


“Designing Innovative Online Learning: An Investigation of Digital Badges Integration with Two MOOC Platforms.” Panel Presentation with Michele Forte, Allison Hosier, Trudi Jacobson, Amy McQuigge, Kelsey O'Brien, Jenna Pitera, and Kathleen Stone. Conference on Instruction & Technology (CIT) 2015: Rising to Meet Our Challenges: Preparing for Global Success. SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, NY, May 26-29, 2015.

“Empowering Yourself in a Connected World: Designing an Open SUNY Coursera MOOC for a Global Audience.” Panel Presentation with Kathleen Stone and Michele Forte. 7th COIL Conference: The Expanding Landscape of COIL Practitioners, Networks, and Hubs: What’s Next? Theme: COIL as a Venue for Digital Literacy, Virtual Teams and other 21st-Century Skills. Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL), SUNY Global Center, March 19-20, 2015.

“Metaliteracy in Practice: Strengthening Learning through a Connectivist MOOC.” Presentation with Michele Forte, Nicola Allain, Empire State College; Trudi Jacobson, Jenna Hecker, University at Albany. Transformation in Higher Education: Sharing Ideas and Showing Results. Learning Design: Creating a Quality Learning Environment. Conference on Instruction & Technology (CIT) 2013 SUNY IT, Utica. Friday, May 30 2014.

“Riding the Wave: Implementing Open SUNY Throughout a Public University Ecosystem” Presentation with Kim Scalzo, Theresa Vamvalis, and Michele Forte. Online Learning Consortium (OLC). Institutional Strategies & Innovations Track. Conference in Orlando Florida, 20th Annual International Conference on Online Learning, October 31, 2014.

“What’s in a Name? Information Literacy, Metaliteracy, or Transliteracy” Presentation with Trudi E. Jacobson. Association of College & Research Libraries Annual Conference. ACRL 2013. Indianapolis, Indiana. April 10 - 13, 2013.

“Open SUNY: Transforming Open and Online Education Within a Comprehensive Public University System” Presentation with Alexandra Pickett, Carey Hatch, and Kim Scalzo. SLOAN-C. Open, Global, Mobile Track. Conference in Orlando Florida, 19th Annual International Conference on Online Learning, November 21, 2013.

“Teaching Transliteracy in Collaborative Online Courses” Presentation. SLOAN-C. Technology and Emerging Learning Environments Track. Conference in Orlando Florida, 18th Annual International Conference on Online Learning, October 10, 2012.

“OERu: Reimagining Our Relationship to Content Through the Design of Collaborative Educational Spaces” with Jill Buban and Betty Lawrence. Presentation. SLOAN-C. Conference in Orlando Florida, 17th Annual International Conference on Online Learning, November 9 2011.

“Digitally Enhanced Humanities: Using Virtual Media to Create Real Worlds” with Nancy Dunlop. Presentation. SLOAN-C. Conference in Orlando Florida, 17th Annual International Conference on Online Learning, November 10, 2011.

“Transliterate Thinking: Emerging Literacies for Social Media Development” Presentation. SLOAN-C. Conference in San Jose, California, International Symposium: Emerging Technologies for Online Learning, July 11-13 2011.

“Community Based Open Learning: Studying Informatics in the Real World” Presentation with Anita Brown. Center for Distance Learning (CDL) Conference. SUNY Empire State College. Conference in Saratoga Springs, New York, Opening Minds: Learning from the Past – Shaping the Future, April 29-30 2011.

“Open 2.0: Designing a Web of Learning” Presentation. SLOAN-C. Conference in Orlando Florida, 16th Annual International Conference on Online Learning, November 4, 2010.

“To Individualize Make It Personalized: Creating Project Based Service E-Learners” with Mara Kaufmann, 26th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, Madison, WI, August 5, 2010.

“Re-Conceptualizing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy for Social Media” Presentation with Trudi E. Jacobson. Conceptions of Library and Information Science 2010: Information Literacy Research Seminar. University College, London, July 2010.

“Designing a Hybrid Open Learning Model for Teaching Social Media Online” Presentation. SLOAN-C. Conference in San Jose, California, International Symposium: Emerging Technologies for Online Learning, July 23 2010.

“Teaching Social Media Online: Everyone has a Digital Story” Presentation. Center for Distance Learning Annual Conference. SUNY Empire State College. Saratoga Springs, New York, Learning in the Palm of Your Hand: Emerging, Engaging, Everywhere, April 23-24 2010.

“Creating a Web of Learning: Toward an Open University Model” Presentation with Betty Lawrence, Ken Charuk, and Mete Cetiner. SUNY Empire State College. All College Conference. Saratoga Springs, New York, March 2010.

“Ready for Prime Time: The Master of Arts in Adult Learning as a Laboratory for Creativity and Experimentation” Presentation with Elana Michelson, Julie Gedro, Lisa Snyder, Tai Arnold, Bob Clourgherty, and Kathy Jelly. SUNY Empire State College. All College Conference. Saratoga Springs, New York, March 2010.

“Leading Societal Change Through Online Service Learning” Presentation with Dr. Mara Kaufmann. SLOAN-C. Conference in Orlando Florida, 15th Annual International Conference on Online Learning, 2009.

“Integrating Web 2.0 and Service Learning through Collaborative Course Blogs and Wikis” Presentation. SLOAN-C. Conference in Orlando Florida, 15th Annual International Conference on Online Learning, 2009.

“Promoting a Learner Centered Model for Digital Media Development in Online Courses” Presentation. SLOAN-C. Conference in Orlando Florida, 15th Annual International Conference on Online Learning, 2009.

“Wiki Transparency in Blended and Distance Learning” Presentation. SLOAN-C. Conference in San Francisco, California, International Symposium: Emerging Technologies for Online Learning, June 17-19 2009.

“A Social Informatics Model for Integrating Web 2.0 and Service Learning in General Education” Presentation. Center for Distance Learning Regional Conference. SUNY Empire State College. Conference in Albany, New York, Live Locally, Learn Globally: Discover Change in Online Education, April 24-25 2009.

“Peanut Butter Wikis: Examining Authorship and Collaboration in PBwiki.com” Panel Presentation. Wiki a la carte: Understanding participation behaviors (SIG SI and SIG BWP). American Society for Information, Science & Technology (ASIST) Annual Meeting. Joining Research and Practice: Social Computing and Information Science, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. October 2007.

“The Social Informatics of Blog and Wiki Communities” Presentation. Canadian Association of Information Science. CAIS/ACSI 2007 Conference in Montreal, Quebec, Information Sharing in a Fragmented World: Crossing Boundaries, May 10-12 2007.

“Exploring authorship and collaboration in student-centered course blogs” Panel Presentation. Knowledge Sharing in Online Communities: Digital Trends in Practice. American Society for Information, Science & Technology (ASIST) Annual Meeting: Information Realities: Shaping the Digital Future for All" Austin, Texas. November 3-8, 2006.

“An Analysis of Usability Factors in Web-Based Multimedia (WBMM) Tutorials” Presentation. ED-Media 2006: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia, and Telecommunications, Orlando, Florida, June 29, 2006.

“Examining Design Threads: Issues in Web Design Across Student Populations” Panel Presentation, American Society for Information, Science & Technology (ASIST) Annual Meeting: “Sparking Synergies: Bringing Research and Practice Together,” Charlotte, North Carolina, November 2, 2005.

“The Code of Originality: Writing for the Web” Presentation. Originality Imitation Plagiarism Conference, Sweetland Writing Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, September 22-25, 2005.

“Producing Web-based Multimedia for Web Design Instruction” Presentation. ED-Media 2005: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia, and Telecommunications, Montreal, Canada, July 1, 2005.

“Informatrix: Integrating Information Literacy and Information Technology in the Classroom” Presentation. Conference on Instructional Technologies (CIT2003). Collaborations for Success. Information Literacy Track. State University of New York at Potsdam. May 2003.

“Developing Information Literacy Skills Through Student Centered Web Development” Presentation. EDUCAUSE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference on Information Technology in Higher Education. Baltimore, MD, January 2003.

“Approaching Interface Design Through Online Learning Research” Panel Presentation with Steven Doellefeld and Belle Gironda from the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, University at Albany. 32nd Annual Conference of the International Society for Exploring Teaching Alternatives (ISETA). Pittsburgh, PA, October 2002.

“Teaching Information Literacy” Presentation. Conference on Instructional Technologies (CIT 2002). Meeting the Challenge: Technology for Scholarship and Teaching. Information Literacy Track. College at Oneonta, State University of New York. May 2002.

“Beyond Code: Student Centered Web Development as Collaborative Problem-Solving for Research and Writing” Presentation. 13th International Conference on College Teaching & Learning. Teaching, Learning & Technology: Thinking Outside the Box…No Boundaries…No Limits. Florida Community College at Jacksonville, April 2002.

“Asynchronous Web Based Learning Models: Video Professor Goes Online” Panel Presentation with Steven Doellefeld and Belle Gironda from the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL), University at Albany. 13th International Conference on College Teaching & Learning. Teaching, Learning & Technology: Thinking Outside the Box…No Boundaries…No Limits. Florida Community College at Jacksonville, April 2002.

“Developing Scalable Student and Faculty Support Infrastructures for Web-based Course Dissemination” Panel Presentation with Steven Doellefeld and Belle Gironda from the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, University at Albany. Conference on Instructional Technologies (CIT 2001) An Odyssey of Innovation. College at Geneseo, State University of New York. May 2001.

“The Awopbop Groupuscle and the Forms of Improvisation” Purkinge Group Reading. E-Poetry 2001: An International Digital Poetry Festival. University at Buffalo, State University of New York. April 2001.

“Fusion vs Atomization in the Virtual Classroom” Presentation. 12th International Conference on College Teaching & Learning. Teaching, Learning & Technology: Humanizing the Learning Technologies. Florida Community College at Jacksonville, April 2001.

“Teaching and Learning in the Literacy (R)Evolution” Multimedia Panel Presentation with Belle Gironda from the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, University at Albany. ED-Media 2000. World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Montreal, Canada. (June/July 2000).

“Tracing Hypermedia Through Art: Superimposing the Iconography of Johns, Warhol, Ringgold, Wojnarowicz and the Silence=Death Project.” Presentation. English Department Conference: Carto-Graphic: Bodies of Production, Migration, and Subjectivity. Session: On the Borders of the Digital: Hypermedia, Pedagogy, Genealogy. University at Albany, State University of New York (April, 2000)

“Teaching with Technology: Re-Defining the Student-Teacher Dialogue in Computer Environments of Word, Image and Sound” Chair. Literacy and Technology Session. Central New York Conference on Language and Literature, Cortland College of the State University of New York (October 1999).

"Exploring Masked Identities in Student Hypermedia Projects" Presentation. Classroom Sampler. Reflecting on Compressed Moments of Visibility. The Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, Georgia (April 1999).

"Student Writing in the Web-Based Computer Conference: Exposing/Exploring the De-Centered Self" Paper Presentation. Central New York Conference on Language and Literature, Cortland College of the State University of New York (October 1998). Elected to Chair 1999 Technology Session: "Teaching with Technology: Re-Defining the Student-Teacher Dialogue in Computer Environments of Word, Image and Sound" (October 1999).

"Writing the Web: The Construction of Student-Centered Electronic Spaces in the Freshman General Education Classroom" Panel Presentation. Constraints and Possibilities: Challenging Traditional Concepts of General Education through Interdisciplinary Teaching Practices. The Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, Illinois (April, 1998).

"The Great Wall/The Great Mall: The Intersection of East and West via Electronic Mail" Collaborative, multimedia, poetry project and presentation. Crossing the Boundaries V: Translating/Transposing Cultures, Binghamton University (April, 1997).

Service to the Profession

  • Peer reviewer for Educational Sciences manuscript, January 2019.

  • External reviewer for grant proposal entitled "Me and my big data – developing citizens’ data literacies" for Nuffield Foundation. July 2018.

  • External Evaluator as part of the evaluation team representing the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) for SANS Technology Institute’s self-study report and campus visit between March 18-21, 2018. Contributed to Standard III: Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience section of the team report as the lead evaluator.

  • External Evaluator for postgraduate degree programme on Online and Distance Learning Education (ODLE), including Post-graduate Diploma in Online and Distance Learning Education, Master of Education (MEd) in Online and Distance Learning Education, Doctorate of Education (EdD) in Online and Distance Learning Education. The University of The West Indies Open Campus. September 2017.

  • External Evaluator as part of the evaluation team representing the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) for Strayer University’s self-study report and campus visit between April 27 and March 1, 2017. Contributed to Standard 11: Educational Offerings and Standard 12: General Education sections of the team report as the lead evaluator.

  • Member of the Scientific Committee for the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) International Conference 2017 hosted by Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, Pune, India. 2017

  • Peer reviewer of the paper “The Peritextual Literacy Framework: Using the Functions of Peritext to Support Critical Thinking” Library & Information Science Research (August 2016)

  • External Reviewer for research proposal “Developing Core Digital Competencies in Students through Innovative E-Learning in Collaborative Inter-Cultural Teams.” Division of Social Sciences and Humanities. Israel Ministry of Science, Technology and Space. (August, 2016).

  • External Evaluator, Heavin School of Arts & Sciences Academic Unit Review at Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey, 2015.

  • Member of the Advisory Board for Progressio: South African Journal for Open and Distance Learning Practice (2014-2017).

  • External Reviewer, The Department of History, Philosophy & Social Sciences at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC), 2013.

  • Member of the Editorial Team for Open Praxis, the open access peer-reviewed academic journal about open, distance and flexible education that is published by the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) (2013-Present).

  • Peer-reviewer of manuscript for First Monday, November 2008.

  • Proposal reviewer for Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc. December 2008.

  • Peer-reviewer of manuscript for Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science Special Information Literacy Issue, October 2007.

  • Pre-publication reviewer for Fundamentals of Information Studies: Understanding Information and Its Environment, Second Edition, Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., February, 2007.

  • Peer-reviewer of grant proposal for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, January, 2007.

  • Peer-reviewer of manuscript for Computers & Education, December, 2006.

  • Peer-reviewer of manuscript for The Journal of Information Science, December, 2006.

  • Peer-reviewer of manuscript for the International Information & Library Review (IILR), September, 2006.

  • Peer-reviewer of manuscript for the Journal of Education in Library and Information Science (JELIS), April 2005.

  • Prepublication reviewer for the award winning book Motivating Students in Information Literacy Classes by Trudi E. Jacobson and Lijuan Xu. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2004.

  • Member of the Information Literacy Advisory Panel for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (2002):

Contributed to the Information Literacy Guidebook published by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education entitled “Developing Research & Communication Skills: Guidelines for Information Literacy in the Curriculum” (2003) including the following:

Co-authored the literature review section of the Introduction.

Co-authored major sections of Part 2: Learning Goals and Teaching Strategies for Information Literacy (pp. 26-38).

Coordinated and conducted focus group at the University at Albany with information literacy course instructors (see Figure 1 on page 8 and Figure 3 on page 16).

Contributed course syllabus for RISP301: The Information Environment to the guidebook as Appendix 5 (pp. 95-106).


Academic Service (Institutional)

State University of New York (SUNY)

  • Founding member of the Advisory Board for the SUNY UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development.

  • Member of the Open SUNY Executive Director Search Committee (2015).

  • Member of the Quality Assurance subcommittee of the Provost’s Open SUNY Advisory Committee (POSAC).

  • Invited to participate in the SUNY Network of Excellence on Teaching, Learning and Assessment (2014).

  • Member of the SUNY Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching and Technology (FACT2) (2012-2017).

  • Experiential Education Task Force (2013-2014).

  • Learning Analytics Task Force (2012).

  • Conference on Instruction & Technology (CIT) “themes and tracks” subcommittee (2013-2014).

  • Open SUNY Fellow at Center for Online Teaching Excellence (COTE) (2014-Present).

  • Grant Reviewer, Innovative Instruction Technology Grants (IITG), 2012, 2013, 2014, & 2015.

  • Participated in the “Multi-State New Models Engagement (Meeting 3)” and the “MOOC Research Initiative (MRI) – Research awards and conference: MOOCs and New Models for Learning and Instruction” as SUNY Representative with Carey Hatch in Arlington, Texas in December 2013.

  • Participated in the system level workshop “Multi-State New Models Engagement (Meeting 2)” as SUNY representative with Carey Hatch at Georgia Tech in August 2013. Supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

  • Participated in a Strategy Lab workshop “MOOCs and the Public Higher Education System (Meeting 1)” as SUNY representative with Carey Hatch at the University System of Georgia in April 2013. The workshop included system representatives from public universities across the country and was supported by the Lumina Foundation Productivity Strategy Labs and led by HCM Strategists.

  • Member of the Chancellor’s Online Education Advisory Team that recommended the adoption of Open SUNY (2012).

  • Member of the SUNY Learning Network (SLN) Advisory Board (2011-2013).

SUNY Empire State College

  • Member of the faculty team to conduct Outcomes Assessment Critical Thinking General Education Assessment Review (GEAR), May 13-14, 2020

  • Chair of the Search Committee for Executive Director for International Education (2017).

  • Chair of the Search Committee for Dean of Academic and Instructional Services (2016).

  • Member of the Vice President for Advancement (VPA) Search Committee (2015).

  • Co-Chair of the Course Catalog Steering Committee (2015-16).

  • Member of the Web Environment Committee and Content Strategy Team (2014).

  • Member of the college-wide team that worked with Open SUNY facilitators Kim Scalzo and Alexandra Pickett to conduct the SUNY Empire State College Institutional Readiness process based on the Sloan-C 70 Quality Scorecard Indicators; final Open SUNY Institutional Readiness Implementation Plan sent to SUNY on December 18 and shared with college community.

  • Convener of the Open SUNY Steering Committee (2014-2017).

  • Campus Coordinator for Open SUNY (2013-2017).

  • Member of the Provost Search Committee (2014).

  • Member of the committee for Three Voices That Shape Our Vision: An Inauguration Celebration Webinar Series as part of the Inauguration of Merodie A. Hancock (2014).

  • Member of the committee for: Revisioning Adult Higher Education A webinar series hosted by SUNY Empire State College (2013).

  • Member of core group that worked with OER Foundation on establishing SUNY Empire State College as anchor partner of OER university (OERu).

  • Member of the committee that established a Webinar series to celebrate SUNY Empire State College 40th Anniversary.

  • Co-authored “SUNY Empire State College Statewide Enrollment Strategies: Towards 2025” in Vision 2025 document.

  • Member of the Moodle Advisory Group (2012-2013).

  • Member of Morton Bahr Online Scholarship Selection Committee (2010-2014).

  • Member of the Saratoga Springs Public Library Community Planning Committee (2011).

  • Participated in Provost’s Blue Ribbon Panel to examine faculty, professional, and support staff work life issues; recommendations published November 2010.

  • Participated in the initial committee for the Master of Arts in Adult Learning (MAAL).

  • Participated in the Emerging Technologies subcommittee, as part of the Master of Arts in Adult Learning (MAAL) committee.

  • Chaired CDL Building Technology Committee that made a recommendation for the purchase of presentation, teleconference, and videoconference technology for new building at 113 West Avenue in Saratoga Springs, New York.

  • Mentoring Committee, Co-Chair, Center for Distance Learning, SUNY Empire State College (fall 2008 and spring 2009).

  • Planning Committee, Center for Distance Learning, SUNY Empire State College (fall 2008 and spring 2009).

  • CDL Regional Conference Committee, Center for Distance Learning, SUNY Empire State College (fall 2008-spring 2009).

  • Virtual Exhibition Space sub-committee, CDL Regional Conference Committee, Center for Distance Learning, SUNY Empire State College (fall 2008-spring 2009).

The Sage Colleges

  • Developed and co-wrote proposal for new undergraduate program in Professional Writing at The Sage Colleges (approved by the New York State Education Department in summer 2008).

  • Participated in strategic planning at The Sage Colleges (spring and summer 2008).

  • Team leader for Presidential Futures Team, The Sage Colleges (fall 2007-spring 2008).

  • Developed accelerated online summer program Sage Sprint (2008).

  • Participated in Prospective Student Open House events, The Sage Colleges (2007-2008).

The University at Albany, SUNY

  • Prospective Student Open House University at Albany (fall 2006).

  • CIO Advisory Committee, University at Albany fall 2006.

  • Participated in the inaugural meeting of the Honors College for incoming students and their parents, September 2006.

  • Developed and proposed new course for the Honors College University at Albany: IST250H: Social and Community Informatics (taught in spring 2007).

  • Search Committee for Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) Director position at the University at Albany (Summer 2006).

  • Provost’s Advisory Panel on Academic Integrity University at Albany (2006).

  • Informatics Minor Committee University at Albany (2005-2006).

  • Faculty Marshall for University at Albany Commencement (December 2004).

  • Search Committee for ITS Instructional Support Specialist University at Albany (fall 2004).

  • Husted Renovation Committee University at Albany (2003-2007).

  • General Education Assessment Subcommittee University at Albany (fall 2003).

  • Open House for Prospective Students University at Albany (2002-2007).

  • Open House for Accepted Freshman and Transfer Students University at Albany (2002-2007).

  • Facilitator, New Faculty Orientation at the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning University at Albany (fall 2002).

  • Presidential Scholars Visit Days University at Albany (2002-2004).

  • Search Committee for Instructional Developer position at CETL (2002).

  • Information Literacy Subcommittee (2001-2007).

  • General Education Committee (2001-2004).

Academic Service (Department and College)

  • CCI IT Support Task Force (fall 2006).

  • Scholarship Selection Committee for the St. Paul Travelers Scholarship in the Computing and Information Sciences (summer 2006).

  • Department of Information Studies Curriculum Committee (2005-2006).

  • Information Science Ph.D. Program Admissions Committee (2005-2006).

  • IT Commons Academics Committee (2004).

  • Technology Committee (fall 2003-spring 2004).

  • Student Affairs Committee (fall 2003).

  • B.A. Curriculum Committee (fall 2003-spring 2004).

  • Interim Director, Undergraduate Program (fall 2002-spring 2003).

  • School of Information Science Curriculum Committee (2002-2003).

  • Faculty Development Committee (spring 2002 and spring 2005).

  • Chair, Undergraduate Committee (2002-2003).

  • Faculty Advisor, Student Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) (fall 2003-spring 2007).

  • Faculty Advisor, Student Chapter of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) (fall 2003-spring 2007).


Courses Developed and/or Taught

SUNY Empire State College

Social and Community Informatics (fall 2018)

Developed and taught this graduate course for the Community and Economic Development (CAED) program which examines the theory and practice of social and community informatics. This totally individualized study investigates the relationship among Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs), communities of practice (COP), social-technical systems, and policy development.


History and Theory of New Media (fall 2018)

Taught this online course which examines the evolution of new media as it relates to emerging media environments, new media arts, cyberstudies, media ecology, and media archaeology.


Educational Planning (fall 2018)

Taught this individualized study to prepare students to design their own concentration area, identify and analyze college level learning through prior learning assessment (PLA), develop a rationale essay, and associated projects that demonstrate reflective learning and a research project.

Digital Storytelling (2018)

Taught this online course that examines the theoretical and practical considerations of digital storytelling. Students developed learner-generated content in a collaborative learning environment.

Information Design (fall 2018)

Taught this online course that explores the theory and practice of information design in a variety of modes including print, the Web and social media. Students publish a blog to explore course themes and analyze information design in real world settings.


American Library Association (ALA)

Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information Literacy to Empower Learners (2015)

Developed and taught this four-week eCourse with Trudi E. Jacobson for ALA Editions. It was designed for information professionals interested in applying the metaliteracy framework in practice. The learning objectives for this course included:

  • Identify the major pieces of the metaliteracy framework.

  • Reflect on individual and peer opinions about metaliteracy components.

  • Describe options for how to teach metaliteracy.

  • Identify connections between metaliteracy and the ACRL Information Literacy Framework.

  • Adapt instruction using metaliteracy learning objectives.

  • Analyze how metaliteracy informs instructional practices.

  • Understand competency-based digital badging.

  • Revise or create new assignments based on metaliteracy.

SUNY Empire State College

Metaliteracy: Empowering Yourself in a Connected World (2014-2018)

Co-developed and team-taught this Coursera MOOC with a focus on metaliteracy. This is one of the first two Coursera MOOCs offered by SUNY Empire State College in collaboration with The University at Albany as part of an Innovative Instruction Technology Grant (IITG). According to the course description: “This course will prepare participants to be active digital citizens who locate and evaluate information in 21st century social environments, including Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), while making individual and collaborative contributions to these spaces as self-reflective and empowered learners” (https://www.coursera.org/course/metaliteracy).

Metaliteracy MOOC (fall 2013)

Co-developed and team-taught this connectivist Massive Open Online Course (cMOOC) with SUNY colleagues at The University at Albany. This cMOOC was created using the open programming developed by MOOC pioneer Stephen Downes and promotes interactivity among participants. This open course includes a series of MOOC Talks by scholars such as Bryan Alexander, Sue Thomas, and Paul Prinsloo, exploring issues related to the metaliteracy framework developed by Mackey and Jacobson (2011). All of the course materials were developed using Creative Commons licensing and are freely available as an Open Educational Resource (OER) at: http://metaliteracy.cdlprojects.com.

Information Design (fall 2012)

Taught this online course that explores the theory and practice of information design in a variety of modes including print, the Web and social media. Students publish a blog to explore course themes and analyze information design in real world settings.

Independent Study: Social and Community Informatics (fall 2010)

Developed this Learning Contract with a student on the topic of social and community informatics. The student who completed this study conducted a field study related to the Northeast Regional Food Bank and organized a volunteer project based on the needs of the community organization. Student maintained a blog, wrote papers, and developed Web-based multimedia projects and PowerPoint presentations in response to service learning project.

Digital Storytelling (2008-2011)

Taught this online course that examines the theoretical and practical considerations of digital storytelling with a particular emphasis on the use of blogs, wikis, Animoto, VoiceThread, Twitter, and Jing. Students developed learner-generated content in a collaborative learning environment.

Exploring the Disciplines: Information Systems

Taught one section of this online course that prepares students to continue college-level learning and to practice for an individualized degree planning process related to the field of information systems. Students conduct individual and collaborative research within this disciplinary framework and develop a team project and online presentation using PowerPoint.

The Sage Colleges

Sage After Work Program

Knowing in the Digital Age

Developed and taught this seven-week accelerated blended learning course that raised the following questions: How do we know what we know in the digital age? The futurists say, “Web 2.0 will change everything!” But what is Web 2.0 and will it actually change the way we work, live, create and even think? How does the interactivity and community building of Web 2.0 impact our understanding of such diverse areas of life as business, art, politics, learning, writing, literature, creativity, copyright, collaboration, global communications, and individual identity? How has it changed our perception of information, knowledge, and search? Is Web 2.0 a gimmick or does this term define a fundamental change in how we understand our selves, our communities, and our institutions, such as schools, libraries, newspapers, media, government, and work places? Students explore these issues related to blogging, wiki, and virtual environments as individuals and in teams to gain insights about the changing Web landscape.

The Sage Colleges

Sage College of Albany

YourSpace in Cyberspace

Developed and taught this course that examined current trends in social computing. We discussed such Web-based technologies as blogs, wikis, YouTube, and Second Life to address crucial questions about not only personal relationships but about how we think about art, literature and life itself in a web-mediated age. We explored these issues from an interdisciplinary perspective and considered the impact of social computing on human identity, community, politics, art, business, global communications, literature, copyright, intellectual property, and the future of book. Students worked collaboratively to build virtual communities and to publish their writings and visual responses to the issues surrounding these emerging technologies.

The University at Albany

Honors College

IST250H: Social and Community Informatics

Developed and taught this course for spring 2007 semester of the Honors College. This course met the University at Albany general education requirement for information literacy and oral discourse. This course included a technology requirement (blogging, wikis, and RSS), field study, and community service component.

The University at Albany

Information Studies

IST301X: The Information Environment (formerly ISP301)

Developed and taught this core requirement in the undergraduate Information Science Program. This course met the University at Albany general education requirement for information literacy and was one of the core requirements in the Information Science undergraduate major. This course integrated information literacy with Web design and topics in information science. Students produced individual and collaborative Web pages and projects, conducted research for and wrote an APA-style research paper, maintained a weekly blog, and discussed current issues in the field of information science and technology.

IST395: Technology Practicum

This course provided students with the opportunity to work as undergraduate teaching assistants in support of IST301X: The Information Environment and/or IST361: Web Development. Students attended class sessions and facilitated group discussions and in-class technology projects. They also maintained weekly office hours and/or lab hours in support of Web projects, research, and writing.

ISP361: Web Development

Developed and taught this Web development course in the Undergraduate Information Science Program at the University at Albany. This was a project-based course taught in computer lab that explored Web development techniques using HTML, XHTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), JavaScript, Perl, and CGI. Students produced weekly Web pages and worked collaboratively on a software demonstration that required them to team-teach part of a class session. They also developed a final Web project and a digital portfolio that linked to all of their work produced in the course.

ISP468: Internship

Students complete an Internship in the area of information science and technology.

ISP469: Independent Study

Students conduct a research project in a real world setting and/or through library and online methods.

IST659: Digital Imaging and the Web

Developed and taught this course that was originally designed as a section of IST523 in the SISP MSIS Program and then expanded as a separate course. Re-designed as a 600-level course that meets one of the upper-level technology requirements for all MSIS students with a particular focus on techniques for producing digital images for the Web. Also examined theoretical issues related to image manipulation and digital documentation. Students produced weekly Web projects, developed a peer-teaching module for a class session, and produced a final collaborative project for a community organization. Students maintained a weekly blog and developed a final digital imaging portfolio.

IST601: The Information Environment

Developed and taught an original version of this core requirement for the MSIS Program that explored several topics related to the field of information science including social and community informatics, copyright, fair use, and intellectual property, and social software (blogging and wikis). Students examined the impact these issues have on such information science professions as librarianship, information technology development and management, government, and media. They maintained a weekly blog and RSS Web page for news feeds related to course topics, wrote a research paper, and conducted a final collaborative field study. The spring 2006 section of this course included field trips to the Times Union, Center for Technology in Government (CTG), and The Wadsworth Center.

ISP668: Internship

Capstone experience course required of all graduate students in the MSIS Program. Expanded the options for IST Track students in IT-related Internships at the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany NanoTech, and the Bethlehem Central School District.

The University at Albany

Project Renaissance

Human Identity and Technology (1996-1999)

Co-developed and team taught sections of this first-year experience program in collaborative living and learning environment. Students attended large lecture taught by faculty and small discussion sections led by teaching assistants. Utilized networked computer classroom to assist students in the development of electronic projects, including: Trellix and Storyspace hypertexts, PowerPoint Presentations, and research-oriented Web pages. Supervised Community Action Learning projects, including a pen pal correspondence and classroom exchange with a fourth grade class in Troy, New York.

Hudson Valley Community College

English Department

English Composition I and II (1997-1999)

Taught sections of this core writing requirement in the English Department at HVCC. Facilitated the electronic writing workshops, email exchanges, TopClass Computer Conference discussions, and Web research in networked computer classroom located in HVCC's Bulmer Technology Center.

Sage Junior College of Albany

Humanities Seminar II: Language & Community (spring 1997)Taught this general introduction to the Humanities with a particular emphasis on research and writing, the exploration of diverse readings, in-class discussion, and e-mail correspondence.


The University at Albany

English Department

Growing up in America (spring 1995)

Taught one section of this course that met the University at Albany’s Human Diversity Requirement. Students engaged in a research-oriented approach to diversity through in-class discussions and weekly writing assignments based on extensive reading list, including: Richard Wright's Black Boy (American Hunger), Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, and Chaim Potok's The Chosen.

The University at Albany

College of Arts and Sciences

A Diversity of Voices in Literature and the Arts: Creating Ourselves and Our Cultures (summer 1995, fall 1995, and spring 1996)

Developed and taught this interdisciplinary course that met the University at Albany’s Human Diversity Requirement. Initiated DEC Notes computer conference for collaborative writing and online discussion among students. Coordinated Web access and developed instructions for students to create Web pages based on course themes. Raised critical questions concerning media representation, visual art, technology, and diversity.

The University at Albany

College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Images and Issues of Diversity in the Visual Arts (Spring and Fall 1994)

Developed and taught this interdisciplinary course that met the University at Albany’s Human Diversity requirement. Students in this class explored postmodern theory and multicultural art through discussions and texts that included: Arthur C. Danto's Beyond The Brillo Box: The Visual Arts in Post-Historical Perspective, and Lucy R. Lippard's Mixed Blessings: New Art in Multicultural America. Initiated DEC Notes online computer conference and Daedalus Writing Classroom for collaborative writing.