Eric Stoller is a higher education thought-leader, consultant, writer, and speaker. He frequently gives keynotes on how educators can use social media strategically and is a proponent for teaching students about digital identity development.
With a background in student affairs, academic advising, wellness, technology, and communications, Eric focuses his energies on educating clients and captivating audiences. As the Student Affairs and Technology blogger for Inside Higher Ed, he generates conversations, answers questions, and provides insight about a variety of "tech topics." He has given presentations on social media and technology at multiple Student Affairs events (AACRAO, ACPA, ACUI, ACUHO-I, NACADA, NACAS, NACCU, NACS, and NASPA) and is a former regional chair of the NASPA Technology Knowledge Community.
Living in London and working globally, he knows too many acronyms, drinks a lot of coffee, enjoys running, and spends a lot of time writing, speaking, and thinking about social media, education, and technology.
Eric is a former Academic Advisor & Web Coordinator for the College of Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University. He served previously as a Marketing Specialist for Student Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received an AA from Indian Hills Community College, a BA in Communications from the University of Northern Iowa, and an Ed.M. in College Student Services Administration from Oregon State University. Eric can be found online at http://ericstoller.com/ and tweeting at http://twitter.com/ericstoller/
Jo is a recent graduate of BA Hons Textile Design at Birmingham City University. Arriving at university, awarded with the commendation for Engagement with Students and the Community from King Edward VI College in Stourbridge, Jo has always displayed a passion for engaging with staff and students to enhance the experience of both further and higher education.
Through becoming a Student Academic Leader and School Representative, Jo has developed a keen interest in empowering students to shape their experience at Birmingham City University. She ran for, and was elected to, the position of Vice-President Student Voice at BCUSU, representing students in areas of education and democracy and running educational campaigns on both local and national issues.
Jo was re-elected this year as the BCUSU President and oversees the strategic direction of the Students' Union, helping to develop and deliver the Strategic Plan. She is the Senior Executive Officer and chairs the Board of Trustees within the Students' Union. In addition, she has recently been elected as a committee member on the NUS Charitable Services Advisory Board for Students’ Union Quality and the NUS HE zones committee.
Peter Felten is assistant provost for teaching and learning, executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning and the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, and professor of history. His recent publications include the co-authored books Transforming Students: Fulfilling the Promise of Higher Education (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014) and Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching(Jossey-Bass, 2014). From 2010-2011, he served as president of the POD Network, and in 2015-2016 he is president-elect of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. He also is a co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development.
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