I’ve just retired after 22 years at William & Mary, serving most recently as Executive Professor of Higher Education and a faculty fellow at the Center for Innovation in Learning Design (CILD) at the School of Education. I spent 2018-19 as Executive Professor in Residence at Swem Library and was coordinator of the University Teaching and Learning Project during 2019-20–until the pandemic hit.
Right now I’m defining myself as an independent researcher and professor emeritus, using this site as a way of exploring and communicating my emerging interests. Techfoot has been around for a while and has gone through more lives than any cat. Even though I am fully “retired”, I still have a fair number of academic interests and areas that I want to explore.
- What is the future of retirement in a post-pandemic world?
- How will robotics and artificial intelligence shape the future of work?
- How do we help learners at all levels become more creative and effective in directing their own learning?
- How can I use my Mac, iPad and iPhone to become more productive and effective?
A Little About My Educational Background
I jointed the School of Education faculty full-time after 15 years as a senior technology manager at William and Mary and 14 years as Director of the Career Center at Hamilton College. I completed an AB degree at Hamilton and my MS and EdD degrees at Syracuse University – staying way longer in the snow belt of upstate New York than any rational person should have. After finishing my doctorate at SU, I taught in graduate programs in Adult Education at Syracuse University and Elmira College.
At this stage in my life, I’m also learning more than I want to about topics such as osteoarthritis, atrial fibrillation and dealing with the aftermath of total knee replacement. Janna and I have spent our last 6 summers at the Chautauqua Institution in upstate New York where a number of other old timers gather for good music, good conversation and, hopefully, a little less humidity than we have in Virginia during the summer. There won’t be any face-to-face season this summer and we are grieving the loss.