The Story of Residence Halls (Told in Video)

History of American Residence Halls

I created this presentation back in 2008(?) for RA Training to help my RAs understand how the educational purpose of residence halls has evolved over time and where, as student staff, they fit into that history.  I recently came back across it and thought I’d put it up on the web as a video for others to use and share as they see fit.  It holds up pretty well for being nearly 6 years old at this point.  Enjoy! (Sorry for some of the rough song transitions.  Keynote has some limits when you’re… Read More

Digital Identity Is NOT About (A Separate) Identity At All

My research passion is about college students and how social media and technology impacts the developmental process. Unfortunately, I’ve found a lot of the discourse in student affairs around this subject to be lacking. When you attend a conference session or read a thought piece centered around this topic, they often focus on marketing, technological tools, and their use, rather than what’s occurring at a more theoretical or fundamental level. If articles and sessions do focus on student development, it is often on the byproducts of a larger developmental process rather than on how technology may be changing the… Read More

University in the New Millennium: Threats, Opportunities and Change

I’m excited to be presenting on one of my research passions at the 2014 national conventions of both ACPA-College Student Educators International and NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. My session on the future of higher education (see below) is something I’ve presented on before, but I’ve been able to update this presentation with about 50-60% new content as my understanding of the topic has evolved.

The Future in 6:40

The Future of Student Affairs in 6 Minutes and 40 Seconds…  The Future of Higher Education in 6 Minutes and 40 Seconds… The Future of Anything in 6 minutes and 40 seconds… The “Future Series” is something I first conceived of back in the Summer of 2012.  The Future series entails a diverse group of colleagues coming together to present mini-presentations on their prognostications for the future.  These presentations use a PechaKucha style, a format that entails a presenter speaking over 20 slides, each set to advance every 20 seconds, producing a talk… Read More

Featured in Forbes article, “The World in 2033: Big Thinkers And Futurists Share Their Thoughts”

I was honored to be included in Todd Wilmes’ article on Forbes.com detailing predictions on  what the future will look like in 2033.  Contributing voices include: Ray Kurzweil on Technology Robert Kaplan on Global Conflict Khan Academy on Education Virgin Galactic on Space Travel Oliver Bussmann on The Global Workforce John Allen on Religion Dr. Gene Robinson on Global Climate, and Myself on Human-Technology Integration Check it out here:  The World in 2033: Big Thinkers And Futurists Share Their Thoughts