Presenting at the OrgSync #ConnectDallas Conference Today…

  This month brings me to a number of locations, but I am super excited to be heading to Dallas to be spending time with the amazing team at Campus Labs and OrgSync to present at their users conference about my research and my work with social technology. Platforms such as those provided by these companies provide an excellent opportunity for professionals and educators to connect with students and engage them in campus life. Although I frequently use the term “social media” and refer to popular platforms such as Snapchat, Facebook, and… Read More

Why do we LOSE OUR MINDS when it comes to social media? [NEACUHO Keynote Video]

  Last Friday, I *gave* one of the four mini keynotes at the NEACUHO 2015 Annual Conference.  Unfortunately I couldn’t be there in person, but I did record the following to be shown in my absence.  In it, I explore why, as educators, we seem to experience such paralysis and paranoia when it comes to the changes brought by social media.  The abstract is as follows… with the video embedded below… Social media is a new technology that enables us to do incredible things. For some reason, however, when confronted with using… Read More

Have you Registered Yet? I’m Proud to be Keynoting the ACPA Residential Curriculum Institute!

I’m excited to share that I will be one of the keynote speakers at the 2014 ACPA Residential Curriculum Institute alongside Karen Inkleas (of leaving learning program research fame) and Patty Perrillo (ACPA Past President).  As one of the premier and most popular Institutes ACPA offers, the Residential Curriculum Institute (RCI) provides participants a step-by-step process for utilizing this innovative learning-centered approach to creating educational environments in college residence halls (and in student affairs divisions in general).  I have served on the faculty of the Institute for two years now and was also a… Read More

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

My 2013 “Year in Review” on SlideShare – Top 4% of All Users