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The Center for theAdvancement of Teaching & Learning

Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age

Faculty Development Conference 2013

Keynote Speaker: Gardner Campbell


Gardner Campbell is Director of Professional Development and Innovative Initiatives at Virginia Tech, where he also serves as an Associate Professor of English in the Department of English. Prior to his appointment at Virginia Tech, Gardner was founding Director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning at Baylor University, as well as Associate Professor of Literature, Media, and Learning in the Honors College. Before coming to Baylor, he was Professor of English at the University of Mary Washington, where from 2003-2006 he also served as Assistant Vice-President for Teaching and Learning Technologies.

He has been involved in teaching and learning technologies for over two decades, including work at the University of San Diego and the University of Richmond.

Gardner received his B.A. in English from Wake Forest University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia. He is a Fellow of the Frye Leadership Institute (2005) and was chair of the Electronic Campus of Virginia from 2006 to 2008, From 2009-2012, Gardner was on the Board of Directors of the New Media Consortium (Vice-Chair, 2010-2011, Chair 2011-2012). A member of the ELI Advisory Board from 2007-2011, Gardner currently serves on the Advisory Board of the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) and the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy and the Journal of Information Fluency.

Gardner is a life member of the Milton Society of America (Executive Committee, 2004-2007), and for six years served as a contributing editor for Literature/Film Quarterly.

He has presented at numerous national and international conferences on Renaissance literature, film, and teaching and learning technologies. Recent presentations include keynote or plenary presentations at Open Education 2012, E-Learn 2012, Centre College, the University of Virginia, and Cornell University's Institute for Computer Policy and Law.

Recent publications include articles on John Milton, Orson Welles, curiosity as a learning outcome, personal cyberinfrastructures, faculty development, information and communication technologies in higher education, and podcasting.

You can read Gardner's blog, "Gardner Writes," at and follow him at @GardnerCampbell.

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