Director of Educational Technology

Email: sax@middlebury.edu

In 1984, I joined the Economics Department at Middlebury where I taught for 6 years (courses in Labor Economics, Natural Resources, Securities and Public Finance). With the introduction of the Macintosh computer, I became keenly interested in the potential for technology to improve teaching and learning and joined the Academic Computing department in the late 80’s.  Since then, I’ve worked with faculty and students on their uses of these technologies.

In 2004, I joined the Center for Teaching, Learning & Research in order to work more closely with faculty on the College’s academic mission.  I am particularly interested in the latest developments in neuroscience research and the implications that this research has for teaching and learning.

Beginning in 2002, I became active in the NERCOMP organization, serving as a board member, treasurer and chair of the program committee for the 2003 annual meeting.

I have been able to put a lot of my experience and knowledge to work in my summer work with the Bread Loaf School of English. I was a member of the BLSE faculty from 2008-2011 and taught courses on the uses of new media, social networking and digital tools to further the teaching of reading and writing and to develop community resources to support these initiatives.

Office Location: Davis Family Library 222

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