I am the Assistant Director for Educational Technology at the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute at Baruch College. My primary responsibility is to manage Blogs@Baruch, a publishing platform for the Baruch College community built on WordPress. I help faculty, students, staff and administrators meet their pedagogical and self-publishing goals, and consult with various units at the College about their use of technology. I edit and write regularly for Cac.ophony.org, the Institute’s group weblog; and share and discuss our work at the intersection of edtech and communication across the curriculum with an international community of students and teachers.
I happily serve as a Community Advisor to the CUNY Academic Commons.
I hold a Ph.D. in American History from the CUNY Graduate Center and have taught courses in American social and cultural history. I’ve worked with the American Social History Project at the CUNY Graduate Center’s New Media Lab as a Durst Research Scholar, where I built Virtual New York City. I was an Instructional Technology Fellow at the Macaulay Honors College. My research on the social, political, and ideological construction of adolescence in the middle of the Twentieth Century culminated in a dissertation entitled “An Uneasy Idealism: The Reconstruction of American Adolescence from World War II to the War on Poverty.”
This is my personal site, and is unaffiliated with the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute, Baruch College, or the City University of New York. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter at @lwaltzer.