Teaching & Technology Fellows - 2020-23
The Teaching & Technology Center fulfilled three faculty fellow positions for the 2020-2023 academic years; two available to full-time faculty and one available to part-time faculty. These roles provide consultation services, support, and professional development opportunities for faculty colleagues interested in using technology for teaching and learning, as well as assisting the TTC in research for new initiatives. Please reach out to the TTC at email@example.com
or 508.531.2634 to set up a consultation appointment with our fellows.
Teaching & Technology Faculty Fellow - Dr. April Megginson
Dr. April Megginson is an Assistant Professor in the Counselor Education department. She earned her Master’s in School Based Family Counseling at California State University, Los Angeles and her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at University of Wyoming. She has experience teaching in-person, hybrid, and fully online courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. In 2019, Dr. Megginson was awarded the Hybrid Course of Distinction by Massachusetts Colleges Online. Previous to being a Professor, she spent 14 years in the K-12 school setting as a Title I Guided Reading Specialist, high school counselor, and middle school counselor. As part of her scholarship activities, she has presented at state, regional, national, and international conferences on a wide variety of topics. Her research and scholarship areas of interest include assisting school counselors in implementing a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program that advocates for and meets the unique needs of special populations; utilizing play therapy and expressive arts therapy in schools; and incorporating technology into the classroom to provide effective and meaningful learning experiences. She is an Apple certified teacher but is also fluent as a PC user. April looks forward to working with faculty on leveling up their technology knowledge, use and comfortability; assisting them in utilizing technology to create meaningful and relevant experiences/assignments; and promoting emerging technologies and trends in employing technology into their course(s).
Teaching & Technology Faculty Fellow - Dr. Andres Montenegro Rosero
Andrés David Montenegro Rosero is Assistant Professor of Art and Art History at the Department of Art and Art History at Bridgewater State University. He teaches survey courses, seminars in contemporary art, or curatorial and museum studies, speaking intensive classes focusing on the art and architecture of Latin America, or Pre- Columbian art and Architecture. His pedagogical approach is unique as he uses two projectors running simultaneously showing different content. On one screen, he displays conventional art historical materials while on the other he (or his students) plays a video game, or some other interactive material, to show to students the complexities of a specific building. Most often, he uses titles from the video game series Assassin’s Creed to show students how buildings, cities, and artworks could have looked in their original contexts. He has also included Virtual Reality tours to important venues studied in class, such as the Salomon R. Guggenheim museum studied in his seminar on museums and curatorial studies. In the future, he hopes to expand the use of this technology to counter one of art history’s most salient stumbling blocks: accessibility. For instance, he plans to implement Virtual tours through important architectural sites such as Stonehenge, the Pyramids at Giza, the Acropolis in Athens, Imperial Rome, or Maya cities like Tikal. He also hopes to have students digitize specific spaces on campus and then curate virtual exhibitions based on those mapping exercises.
He received his PhD in Art History and Theory from the University of Essex in the United Kingdom, where he also graduated from a Masters Program studying the art and architecture of Latin America. His work has been published by important journals such as World Art and Third Text, as well as in several edited volumes in both Spanish and English languages. Currently, he is preparing a book manuscript studying the intersection of art and athletic activities entitled A Global Art History of Sports. He enjoys playing video games, running Dungeons and Dragons adventures, and watching soccer —especially FC Barcelona.
Teaching & Technology Faculty Advisor - Prof. Kevin Kennedy
Kevin Kennedy is a part-time faculty member with the English department, teaching first-year writing and literature courses. In his classroom, Kevin is always using technology to try and engage with students in new ways, from using online videos and podcasts to getting students to collaborate and give their opinions in real-time using online audience response systems. With a passion for seeing students use writing to create change in the world, Kevin’s focus in his writing courses is engagement and reiterating the power of effective writing and research. His research this year focuses on new types of assignments that take writing outside the class, using technology to impact life outside academia. A long-time blogger and podcaster, Kevin loves to work with other faculty to try new technologies in the classroom to better engage with students or approach learning in a new way.
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