Below is the agenda for the 2023 Emerging Pedagogies Summit. The recordings of each session are available here.

Emerging Pedagogies Summit 2023

Learning Innovation invites the Duke community to join us for our first Emerging Pedagogies Summit. This Summit is an opportunity to create a hub of applied research activities and innovative practices around topics which are spurring important conversations in teaching and learning right now.

By advocating a forward-looking vision for education that spans from pre-K through post-retirement, and embracing learners and learning anytime, anywhere, Learning Innovation aims to elevate the national and global conversations about innovative and emerging pedagogies. Our goal is not only to raise awareness of new teaching and learning ideas and practices, but also generate ideas and interest for applied research in emerging pedagogies.

11 am to 12:15 pm EDT via Zoom

There is no attendance limit for this event; all are welcome to join the keynote regardless of Duke affiliation or intention to participate in the rest of the Summit.

Sanjay Sarma’s opening keynote will inspire attendees about the exciting possibilities emerging in teaching and learning right now.

About Sanjay

Sanjay Sarma is CEO, President and Dean of the Asia School of Business, and a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Sarma was one of the founders of the Auto-ID Center at MIT, which, along with a number of partner companies and its “spin-off,” EPCglobal, developed the technical concepts and standards of modern RFID.

Between 2010 and 2012, Sarma helped establish a new university in Singapore called the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Since 2012, he served as the first Director of Digital Learning at MIT and the VP of Open Learning there. His Office, the Open Learning, oversaw MIT’s Open CourseWare project and the development of MIT’s pioneering Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC’s), MicroMasters, the MIT Integrated Learning Initiative, the Jameel World Education Lab, MIT xPro and Horizon. Sarma also served on the board of edX, the global MOOC provider. 

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The following Summit activities will be held in-person at Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center, and are limited to 100 attendees.

Thursday, October 5

8:30 AM | Registration and Continental Breakfast

9 AM | Opening Remarks by Candis Watts Smith

Interim Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education

9:15 – 10:30 AM | Humanizing Your Learning Design to Support Student Success

David Malone

Facilitated by
David Malone
Professor of the Practice, Education

Michael Betts II
Assistant Professor of Film Studies in Sound Design, UNC – Wilmington

Nikki Washington

Nicki Washington
Professor of the Practice, Computer Science

Nicolette Cagle

Nicolette Cagle
Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, The Nicholas School

Research shows that inclusive teaching practices, and recognizing students as “whole humans,” help students feel like they belong in our classes, in turn supporting their success. But what does it look like to actually work towards humanizing our learning design? This is often accomplished by designing courses with care, where instructors make intentional course design choices that shape their teaching practice, and recognize that their practices are important for supporting student success.

In this session, the panelists will address questions such as: How do we define “pedagogies of care?” What strategies can we use in our different disciplines and course contexts to ensure students are in a safe and welcoming course community where they can be successful? How can we hold ourselves accountable as pedagogical leaders in creating these learning communities of care?

“Pedagogies of care” encompasses many facets, including anti-racism, Universal Design for Learning, accessibility, and trauma-informed teaching, among others. This session will touch on a variety of these facets and how they apply in different contexts to provide attendees with ideas for implementing pedagogies of care in their courses.

David Malone is Professor of the Practice in the Program in Education at Duke University. He has taught undergraduate courses in educational psychology, school psychology, service-learning/community-engaged pedagogies, educational research methods, and re-imagining education through the lens of justice and equity. In close collaboration with faculty colleagues, teachers in the Durham Public Schools, and local neighborhood community leaders, Professor Malone helped develop a service-learning initiative that annually matches approximately four-hundred undergraduates as mentors/tutors to children and youth. This program has become a central part of a university-wide service-learning program at Duke that now supports more than 100 community-based academic courses across 35 academic departments – annually engaging more than 1,300 Duke undergraduates with local communities.

Professor Malone served as the inaugural faculty director of the Duke Service Learning Program, continuing as director for almost two decades. His scholarship focuses on student development in both K-12 schools and college. He is particularly interested in creating transformative learning experiences that utilize non-traditional experiential pedagogies such as immersive placed-based learning, relationship-based learning, and service-learning. Professor Malone is currently working with colleagues across the Duke campus to re-imagine undergraduate education and to re-design the undergraduate curriculum in ways that move away from transactional instrumental models of learning – hopefully moving towards approaches to teaching and learning that give greater focus to desired student learning outcomes such as empathy, humility, perspective-taking, epistemic awareness, ethical reasoning, ethos of care, social equity, racial justice, collective/civic responsibility, self-authorship, and finding meaning and purpose.
Michael Anthony Betts II (he/him/his) is a Durham, NC based podcaster, sound designer, and assistant professor in UNC-Wilmington's Film Studies Department whose work centers on Black & Brown bodies and their existence in white space. A 2011 UNC alumnus, Betts completed his MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University in 2020. Notably, Michael designed for playwright Howard Craft’s The Miraculous and the Mundane, Sonny Kelly’s one-man show, The Talk, and Haunted. He also was the co-host, alongside author Dr. Cisco Ramos of Centering the Margins Betts produced the audio version of Dr. LeRhonda S. Manigualt-Bryant New York Times op-ed, "My Mother Is Busy Getting Ready To Die."  Betts also assisted on her award winning film short death.everything.nothing.

Current projects include: Mike Wiley Productions' Parallel Lives, Tiffany Albright's Keepsake; Dorian Gomez Pestaña's Refugio; a collaboration with death row inmate Michael J. Braxton (@RromeAlone) on an album and audio memoir; Christopher Everett's Grandmaster and Wilmington on Fire II; WilmingtoNColor's Tour 360 Video Project; and Duke University's Kenan Institute of Ethics's American Hallowed Ground Project's Echos of a Coup: The Continued Impact of Wilmington's 1898 on The United States - set to release November 8th, 2023.

He is supported and inspired by his partner Carmen, their two-and-a-half-year-old, Xaris, and puppy, Maya.
Dr. Nicolette Cagle is an environmental educator and ecologist dedicated to inclusive pedagogies. She is a Senior Lecturer and the Association Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Dr. Cagle has published research on STEM pathway programs for K-12 students and environmental identity development among college students and faculty, and she has developed commentaries and guides to whole-person pedagogies.
Dr. Nicki Washington is a professor of the practice of computer science and gender, sexuality, and feminist studies at Duke University and the author of Unapologetically Dope: Lessons for Black Women and Girls on Surviving and Thriving in the Tech Field. She is currently the director of the Cultural Competence in Computing (3C) Fellows program and the NSF-funded Alliance for Identity-Inclusive Computing Education (AiiCE). She also serves as senior personnel for the NSF-funded Athena Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI). Her career in higher education began at Howard University as the first Black female faculty member in the Department of Computer Science. Her professional experience also includes Winthrop University, The Aerospace Corporation, and IBM. She is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University (B.S., ‘00) and North Carolina State University (M.S., ’02; Ph.D., ’05), becoming the first Black woman to earn a Ph.D. in computer science at the university and 2019 Computer Science Hall of Fame Inductee. She is a native of Durham, NC.

10:45 – 12:00 PM | Grading, Gamification, and the “Game” of School

Barry Fishman

Barry Fishman
Professor of Learning Technologies, School of Information and School of Education, University of Michigan

With Discussants Shai Ginsburg (Associate Professor, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies) and Victoria Szabo (Research Professor, Art, Art History, & Visual Studies)

We want our students to be deeply engaged in their learning. We want them to work hard and take on intellectual challenges. We want them to take risks and try new things. And perhaps most importantly, we want students to be resilient in the face of failure. So why is it that the design of our educational system – including colleges and universities – encourages exactly the opposite behaviors? I propose that our grading and assessment systems are the heart of the problem.

This talk discusses the deep-seated problems with traditional grading systems, and proposes an approach called gameful learning as a solution that supports deep engagement. This is not about learning by playing games. Rather, this talk posits that learning in school is already a kind of game, but a poorly designed one. The goal is to design a better game, and thus a system that re-engages students in learning.

Barry Fishman is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Learning Technologies in the University of Michigan School of Information and School of Education. His research focuses on video games as models for learning environments, the development of sustainable innovation through Design-Based Implementation Research (DBIR), which he helped create, and the transformation of higher education. He is the co-creator of GradeCraft, a game-inspired learning management system.  

In 2017, Dr. Fishman was named the Michigan Association of State Universities “Distinguished Professor of the Year.” He received the 2016 “Campus Technology Innovator of the Year Award” for work with GradeCraft. Dr. Fishman was also a co-author of the Obama Administration’s 2010 U.S. National Educational Technology Plan.  

He received his A.B. from Brown University in English and American Literature in 1989, his M.S. from Indiana University in Instructional Systems Technology in 1992, and his Ph.D. in Learning Sciences from Northwestern University in 1996.

12 – 1 PM | Lunch and Discussion

1 – 2:15 PM | Emerging Powers of Virtual Reality in Teaching and Learning

Facilitated by
Mark DeLong
Adjunct Instructor in the Duke Initiative for Science & Society

We know that experiential learning is powerful. What if the experience is a compelling projection or entirely “made up”? This panel of 4 Duke faculty will reflect on their own development and use of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR), both as a medium for teaching and as a means of discovery and research. What are the unique powers of eXtended Reality or XR, the term encompassing Virtual and Augmented Reality? How easy (or difficult) are the tools to use for teachers and for students? What works well with XR … and what not-so-much? What might future developments in the technology offer teachers and researchers? What might be some pitfalls that panelists have run into?

The panelists for this session include:

Eileen Anderson
Lecturing Fellow, Romance Studies

Amanda Randles

Amanda Randles
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

David Stein

David Stein
Senior Education Partnership Coordinator, Durham and Community Affairs

Augustus Wendell

Augustus Wendell
Assistant Professor of the Practice, Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Mark DeLong studies the interplay of meaningful human life and the fruits and tortures of technology, medieval history, cars of all sorts, and the urge that people have long had for artistic expression and its products. His seminar in Duke’s Focus Program on “our complex relationships with technology” uses VR and examines its uses in and challenges to human identity, society, and culture. He earned his doctorate from Duke in English, with a particular focus on medieval and Renaissance culture. In his rather peripatetic career he has served in various leadership and faculty positions at Duke and Northwestern. He retired in January 2021 from his role directing research computing at Duke. In addition to teaching in the fall semesters, gets his hands dirty tinkering with and writing about old sports cars. His popular (and free!) Substack newsletter is Technocomplex ( His website is
Eileen Anderson teaches Spanish language, writing, service-learning, and culture courses in the Romance Studies Department at Duke. She has a PhD from UNC Chapel Hill and an MA in Digital Teaching and Learning from NC State. Her primary area of interest in teaching is using technology to encourage students to collaborate more effectively. She has used VR with her students as the Language Lab Manager to “explore” different cities and play games to practice language skills. Her scholarly work provides new insights into the ways in which communities interact. She has worked with students in the Durham community for the past ten years to help students understand Duke’s relationship with people of Durham.
Amanda Randles is the Alfred Winborne and Victoria Stover Mordecai Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Duke University. She is a Duke alum having studied Computer Science and Physics in undergrad and worked as a software engineer at IBM for a few years before returning to graduate school. She received a Ph.D. in Applied Physics and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Harvard University. She is passionate about the use of computational tools to advance healthcare. Her research has focused on developing digital twins of the human circulatory system to improve the diagnosis, tracking, and treatment of human disease. Employing a multidisciplinary approach that combines physics-based modeling, high performance computing, and machine learning, she and her team develop highly personalized models tailored to individual patients. In her work, she explores the role that extended reality can play both in translating these methods to the clinic and in education. Her team has investigated using augmented and virtual reality to improve cardiovascular disease diagnosis and treatment planning and increase memorability in education.
David has been a huge advocate for AR over VR, even while Meta and others were overwhelmingly pushing for VR. He appreciates the transparency of AR from simple and transportable apps like ones that put women on US currency, provide navigational directions in a strange city, and place pets in the living room of people with dementia. Since David’s work heavily revolves around helping the Durham Public Schools make the most of EdTech, he especially appreciates inexpensive AR creation tools that can be used by anyone. His students have created AR bookmarks, overlays of murals like the Civil Rights one in downtown Durham, and another honoring John Hope Franklin. David has been a fan of interactive technology since licensing interactive videodisks from Harvard Law School almost 40 years ago and creating his own.
Augustus Wendell is an educator, technologist and designer who lives and works between Durham, North Carolina and Brooklyn, New York. Augustus is an Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies at Trinity College, Duke University. Augustus has an MFA in Computer Art from The School of Visual Arts and an undergraduate degree from Northeastern University. He researches the intersection of the built environment and digital inquiry and has published on digital humanities and heritage, digital design research and design education. Prior to his appointment at Duke he taught at the New Jersey Institute of Technology where he directed the Digital Design degree and was the director of the Motion Analysis Lab and the Virtual Reality Lab. Augustus has also held appointments at Parsons the New School for Design, The New York School of Interior Design and Virginia Tech. As owner and creative director at kim.wendell design llc, Augustus has directed visual imagery campaigns for numerous national and international clients. Augustus is also the co-creator of the Tele-Ocular live media festival.

2:15 – 3:15 PM | Discussion and Technology Demos

In the Great Hall, participate with your colleagues in facilitated discussion about today’s topics, including the potential for applied educational research on these and related pedagogies.

In the Moyle Board Room, explore educational experiences afforded by AR/VR at several stations with applications from varied disciplines. AR/VR experts will be on-hand to answer your questions about how and where the technology can be used on campus, and how one might incorporate AR, VR or XR into classes.

3:15 – 4:30 PM | Reception

Mix and mingle with other attendees and presenters while enjoying beverages and light refreshments.

Friday, October 6

8:30 AM | Registration and Continental Breakfast

9 AM | Opening Remarks by Joe Salem

Vice Provost for Library Affairs and University Librarian

9:15 – 10:15 AM | Learning for the 100-Year Life

Susan Golden

Susan Golden
Sc.D, Author, STAGE (Not Age), Lecturer, Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute

We are still in the early years of reimagining all the different ways hundred-year lives will impact education and work, as we begin to understand that careers will span over sixty years, be filled with many different types of career breaks, and learners will require new types of educational programs to support their work and life journeys. The traditional three-stage life course of learning, working and then retiring will no longer make sense with longer lifespans and healthspans. This presentation will focus on the changing needs in education to support learning throughout the one hundred-year life, filled with many new stages. Critical to healthspan and happiness, will be opportunities for continuous and life-long learning.  

The new longevity presents an opportunity that every university needs to understand and to  develop a strategy for. The key is to stop thinking of older adults as one market. People over sixty are a deeply diverse population. They are traveling through different life stages and therefore want and need different types of educational opportunities and experiences through the new life course.

There is an imperative to stop thinking about the age of older adults, and shift to thinking about the stages they’ll be living through as they enjoy longer lifespans and much longer healthspans. The importance of intergenerational learning, mentoring and portfolio career models, will be discussed.  Examples of how different educational institutions are addressing this will be profiled, and challenge you to think of new models for education at Duke University that support purpose, wellness, and community. 

Dr. Susan Golden is an expert on innovation and entrepreneurial opportunities created by the new longevity, and is the author of “STAGE (Not Age): How to Understand and Serve People over 60 -The Fastest Growing, Most Dynamic Market in the World.” She lectures at Stanford and other universities, advises companies on their longevity strategies, and mentors students and start-ups focused on supporting the needs for hundred-year lives and healthy aging. Golden’s career in venture capital, public health and life sciences have given her a multidimensional, multidisciplinary perspective on longevity opportunities and the many innovations needed to support modern aging.

Most recently, she has been an Adjunct Professor at Stanford, where she co-developed a new course on the business implications and opportunities of longevity, and the Founding Director of the dciX Impact Initiatives at the Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute. She has served as an advisor to Pivotal Ventures, the Melinda French Gates investment company, on their caregiving innovation initiatives. Previously, Golden was a partner at Schroder Ventures; worked at Genentech; and was an Assistant Professor at the Boston University Medical School. A life-long learner, she received a Doctorate of Science from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health; attended Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development; and was a Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute Fellow. She has published in Harvard Business Review, Health Affairs, and the New England Journal of Medicine, and has been featured in podcasts with McKinsey Author Talks, Washington Post Live, Harvard Business School Skydeck and Forbes.

10:30 – 11:45 AM | Design-Based Pedagogy for Transformative Learning: A Public Conversation and Micro-Sprint

Aria Chernik

Aria Chernik
Associate Professor of the Practice, Social Science Research Institute

Lesley-Ann Noel

Lesley-Ann Noel
Assistant Professor of Media Arts, Design and Technology, NCSU

What if education could be a transformative experience for learners and educators? This session will explore design-based pedagogy, an innovative approach to teaching and learning that centers equity, collaboration, creative problem-solving, iteration, and empathy-driven research. After lightning talks that offer an overview of how and why they use design-based pedagogies, Aria Chernik (Associate Professor of the Practice in the Social Science Research Institute at Duke University) will lead a public conversation with Lesley-Ann Noel (Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Arts Design and Technology at North Carolina State University). Sharing stories and case studies from their many years of teaching and community-engaged research, they will explore topics ranging from how design-based learning can cultivate inclusivity, facilitate authentic learning across disciplines, and enable participatory collaboration with local communities. The session will conclude with a mini-workshop, where participants will be given a brief design challenge relevant to their own educational contexts.

Aria Chernik is a learner-centered educator and community-engaged researcher working to transform education for a more equitable and flourishing world. Aria is Associate Professor of the Practice in the Social Science Research Institute at Duke University and core faculty at Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Aria’s teaching and research focus on liberatory education, equity-centered design and innovation, ethical technology and society, open education, and philosophies of justice.
Lesley-Ann Noel is a designer, researcher, and educator, and a co-editor of The Black Experience in Design. She has a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago and a PhD in Design from North Carolina State University. She was awarded honorary doctorates for service to the field of design by the University of the Arts London and the Pacific Northwest College of Art. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Arts Design and Technology at North Carolina State University.

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM | Lunch and Discussion

12:45 – 1:45 PM | Learning at Scale: Strategies and Best Practices

Nerissa Brown

Nerissa Brown
Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Professor of Accountancy, Gies School of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This keynote session will share innovative strategies and best practices for designing and operating at-scale learning programs and educational experiences. Insights from one of the nation’s largest graduate degree programs will be shared, along with opportunities for expanding educational access.

Nerissa Brown is Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Professor of Accountancy in the University of Illinois’ Gies College of Business. She holds the PwC and Lakonishok Faculty Fellowships, and previously served as the Academic Director for the BSA and MAS programs in Gies. As Associate Dean, Nerissa leads the strategic initiatives and academic affairs of Gies’ online and residential graduate programs, which include general and specialized degree and certificate programs in management, accountancy, finance, and analytics. Her unit serves over 5,000 learners in one of the nation’s largest online MBA programs, along with over 3,000 learners across the College’s other graduate offerings. Nerissa is a well-cited researcher on financial reporting issues and frequently serves as an expert on accounting matters for leading media outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NBC News, Bloomberg TV, and CNBC. She is the recipient of multiple awards for excellence in research, teaching, and service, including the 2021 Gies College Dean’s Impact Award and the 2022 Illinois CPA Society Lester H. McKeever Jr. Outstanding Leader in Advancing Diversity Award.

2 – 3:15 PM | Generative AI for Teaching and Learning at Duke

Facilitated by
Jon Reifschneider
Executive in Residence, Pratt School of Engineering

Craig Hurwitz
Executive in Residence, Pratt School of Engineering

Andrea Lane
Assistant Professor of the Practice, Social Science Research Institute

Mark Olson
Associate Professor of the Practice of Art, Art History & Visual Studies

In many corners of Duke, artificial intelligence and machine learning have long been part of courses, research, and degree programs. The emergence of generative AI models, such as ChatGPT, which are able to deliver answers that closely resemble natural speech, have made AI suddenly relevant to everyone across the Duke community. This panel presents examples of how AI is being incorporated in new ways at Duke, both by departments that don’t typically use AI as well as existing experts

Our panel includes Craig Hurwitz, an instructor in the Financial Technology Master of Engineering program in the Pratt School of Engineering. Last spring, he incorporated ChatGPT into writing assignments. He will share his personal experience, as well as those of his students. The Nasher Museum of Art currently has an exhibit designed by AI. Mark Olson, Assistant Professor of the Practice in Visual and Media Studies, will explain how he, along with students and museum staff, trained ChatGPT to become a curator. Andrea Lane, a faculty member with Social Science Research Institute, will discuss her class’s experiences using a tool developed by a Pratt School of Engineering professor that allows students to interact with her course content through an AI learning assistant. Jon Reifschneider from Pratt Engineering will be the moderator for the session. Jon directs a Master’s program in applied artificial intelligence and is also the developer of the AI tutoring tool Classwise.

Jon Reifschneider is a faculty member in the Pratt School of Engineering where he serves as the Director of the Artificial Intelligence Master of Engineering program.  Jon teaches graduate level courses in machine learning and deep learning to both campus and online students and has also produced three at-scale courses with Coursera. He is the creator of Classwise, an AI-based learning platform first used at Duke and now in use by hundreds of teachers around the country.  At Duke Jon also leads the newly-formed Center for Research and Engineering of AI Technology in Education (CREATE) which will develop and research AI-based tools to improve teaching and learning at Duke and beyond. 
Craig Hurwitz is an Executive-in-Residence at Duke University where he teaches in the Fintech Master of Engineering program. His courses include Financial Institutions Products and Services, which creates a practical front-to-back picture of all aspects of the Financial Services industry. In addition, Mr. Hurwitz teaches, or has taught, Emerging Trends in Fintech, the Master of Engineering Internship/Project Assessment, and the Fintech Capstone. As an Executive-in-Residence, Mr. Hurwitz also works with Duke Career Services where he is a very busy career mentor.

In addition to his work at Duke University, Mr. Hurwitz consults to several large Financial Services companies. His consulting practice has most typically focused on Broker-Dealers within large banks on matters pertaining to regulatory remediation. Mr. Hurwitz has served as a Senior Advisor to the Monitor for a top-5 global bank under a Department of Justice Deferred Prosecution Agreement. Mr. Hurwitz also recently guided a top 5 broker-dealer through a complicated SEC cease and desist order.  While at PwC, he consulted with some of the world's largest financial services organizations in the areas of Risk, Regulatory, Fraud, Trading Controls, Technology, Fiduciary and Trust, and Front/Middle/Back office operations. He was viewed as one of the key thought leaders in the PwC Wealth and Asset Management Advisory practice. Mr. Hurwitz has managed institutional client portfolios and relationships totaling over $1.5 billion. Mr. Hurwitz’s extensive trading experience includes having worked on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. He has led teams as large as 150 people in size. 

Mr. Hurwitz is a CFA charter holder. He has held FINRA Series 7, 63, 65, and 66 licenses. He earned his B.A. in Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University and was awarded a M.B.A in Marketing from Indiana University.
Andrea Lane is an Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Duke Social Science Research Institute (SSRI). Her research is in mediation modeling of DNA methylation data. Andrea is passionate about statistics/data science education and incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion principles into coursework.
Mark J.V. Olson is Associate Professor of the Practice of Visual & Media Studies in the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University and a founding member of several arts and humanities initiatives at Duke that borrow from and innovate upon the “lab model” of the sciences:  the Digital Art History & Visual Culture Research Lab, the S-1: Speculative Sensation Lab, and, most recently, the et al lab (a nascent art|science lab co-directed with Nina Sherwood and Kristen Tapson and sponsored by Bass Connections). 

In his research and teaching, Olson is committed to cultivating literacies in “critical making”—drawing on the critical and analytic repertoires of the theoretical and historical humanities while cultivating deep understanding and proficient practice at the intersection of the creative arts, computer science, electrical engineering, medicine, and the life sciences.

He is the former Director of New Media & Information Technologies for HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Sciences & Technology Advanced Collaboratory) and currently serves as Faculty Advisor for Technology at the Nasher Museum of Art. He received his MA and PhD in Communication Studies and graduate certificate in Cultural Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

3:15 – 4 PM | Interactive Discussion + Ice Cream Break

Enjoy a sweet treat while you participate with your colleagues in facilitated discussion about today’s topics, or explore the potential for applied educational research on these and related pedagogies.

4 PM | Summit Close