#NASPA15 Presentation: Towards A Digital College Student Development Theory

I am proud to be selected as one of this year’s SAspeaks presenters.  SAspeaks talks are similar in style to TEDtalks.  They are meant to be short (no more than 15 minutes) and focus on one main idea.  This year I am doing an SAspeaks based off of my continuing research on the impact of social and digital technologies on college student development.  In this talk I lead the audience towards understanding what digitized selfhood may look like.  I hope you’ll join me, but if you are unable, it will be video… Read More

#ACPA15 Presentation: What Grad School Didn’t Teach You About Your Digital Life

Josie Ahlquist and I are proud to be collaborating on an exciting session for the upcoming 2015 International Convention of ACPA-College Student Educators International.  This session is intended for all levels of professionals who want to learn about how to develop a positive digital presence online and leverage digital and social tools for professional development.  This practical session provides a how-to-guide for beginners and will also offer up some new ideas for more experienced professionals.  Come join us and/or follow the twitter back channel #SAidentity! Friday, March 6, 2015 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Marriott Tampa Waterside, Grand Ballroom… Read More

Be. Act. Do. Making Choices In Your Online Life.

You interact online and through social and digital media, but do you reflect about how, why and in what way you choose to use these tools? The following is from a new presentation I’ve developed that challenges college students to reflect on three questions: Who do you want to BE? How do you want to ACT? What do you want to DO? I will be presenting this at Ripon College today, but am constantly tweaking it for new audiences.  Take a look at the abbreviated preview below.  The full version, of course, has a lot… Read More

Understanding Digital Student Development (Presentation at @NASPA_R1)

I have the pleasure of presenting at the NASPA Region I Annual conference today.  The topic?  How might we re-envision Student Development theory for the digital age.  Below you will find an abbreviated version of my presentation. Some additional resources that might be of interest include: My past posts related to digital identity and identity development in digital/social media contexts. My dissertation research proposal on college students, social media, and the self. An animated video on Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Theory reimagined for social media. A video of my ACPA 2014 PechaKucha title “Digital… Read More

3 Things Every New Digital #SAgrad Should Do 2014

So you’ve recently started your journey towards a Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs.  CONGRATULATIONS!  As an instructor in one of these programs, one of the topics I like to review with my students is how they can begin to network and gain valuable professional development… digitally… and often for free.  Going digital really isn’t an option anymore, and with that in mind I wanted to give your three tips that can start you on your way: 1.  Follow ACPA/NAPSA on all social media channels As the two main professional… Read More