Jill sitting on chicory bathtub (with taxi in background), 6-2-12, reduced in sizeJill Belli, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of English at New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City University of New York) and Co-Director of the OpenLab, the college’s open-source digital platform for teaching, learning, and collaborating. She is a founding member & developer of the Writing Studies Tree, an online, open-access, interactive academic genealogy for the field of writing studies, and she serves on the Steering Committee, the Teaching Committee, and as the web developer for the North American Society for Utopian Studies.

Her research centers on utopian studies, positive psychology / happiness studies, composition & rhetoric / writing studies, digital humanities, and education / pedagogy. Her current book project, Pedagogies of Happiness, explores the intersections of these fields.

When not researching, writing, or teaching, Jill practices yoga and sometimes plays violin with the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra.