I'm an Academic Technology Consultant in the University of Richmond's Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT). On a daily basis, I:
- Consult with faculty members about using UR Blogs, Box, Blackboard, and web-based GIS tools like ArcGIS Online and Carto for their teaching and research.
- Collaborate with the Technology Learning Center to train student staff to support digital projects.
- Plan training demonstrations and create user documentation for for WordPress, TimelineJS, and other web-based tools.
- Manage the development and production environments for UR Blogs, our campus WordPress network.
My professional interests center the (positive and negative) impacts of technology on marginalized people. In practice, this means I focus on:
- Designing online materials with accessibility in mind from the very beginning.
- Prompting faculty to consider how different discussion techniques amplify different voices.
- Advising students on techniques for working publicly while maintaining their privacy.
- Researching emerging tools and services to better understand their effects, both designed and unintentional.
When not supporting myself, I volunteer within a number of organizations and communities. Recent volunteer projects have included:
- Facilitating youth support groups at Side by Side (formerly ROSMY).
- Staffing the University of Richmond booth at Virginia Pride's PrideFest 2015.
- Chairing the 2014 Oberlin Lambda Alumni reunion planning committee.
- Leading two working groups during Oberlin College's alumni leadership restructuring process.