My dedicated commitment to serving CUNY’s historic mission of serving its community extends beyond the classroom and is demonstrated by the more than 30 different committees I have served on at the programmatic, institutional, and university-wide levels over the past 14 years . At City Tech, I currently serve on College Council (our faculty governance) as an English Department Delegate, member (and former Chair) of the Technology Committee, and have served as a member of the Executive Committee. I have been involved in key curriculum-building initiatives, including the creation of a B.S. in Professional and Technical Writing, a current exploration of new additional degree in the English department, revision our first-year writing sequence, new course creation in Writing with New Media, Utopia and Dystopias, and Self-Help Literature, and a new minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies. I have been instrumental in cultural and pedagogical transformation at our college through interdisciplinary efforts in Emotions in Learning, First Year Learning Communities, General Education, and connections among the humanities and STEM, and co-organizing our Annual Science Fiction Symposium. I also serve at the professional level, as evidenced by my leadership roles in the North American Society for Utopian Studies, the leading professional organization in that field.
I am also Co-Director of City Tech’s OpenLab, the college’s open-source platform for teaching, learning, and collaborating, and focus in this role on pedagogy and community-building. Since I joined the OpenLab’s leadership team in 2014, our membership has grown from under 10,000 to over 31,000 users. I have extensive experience in project management, increasing student engagement, iterative development, information architecture, faculty development, and innovative pedagogical practices. I have co-led The Buzz, team of student bloggers who contribute digital, multimodal, networked writing to our platform, mentor a group of graduate students who serve as Digital Pedagogy Fellows, and design and lead faculty development workshops, centering on using technology to make intentional choices about what we value in teaching and learning. I am also a Co-Director on a number of major institutional grants, in efforts such as revitalizing general education at a college of technology, creating open teaching and learning opportunities for students in Math gateway courses, facilitating transfer for students in STEM majors, and most recently to further the develop of OERs (open educational resources).