Author Karen Head ’98 and President Schall talk technology in higher ed

Author and Oglethorpe alumna Dr. Karen Head ’98 welcomes Oglethorpe President Larry Schall for a conversation about technology in higher education, the topic explored in Head’s new book, “Disrupt This!”. Open to the public, the event will be held in the Decatur Library Auditorium on August 9, 2017 at 7:15 p.m.

Dr. Head (Ph.D. University of Nebraska, M.A. University of Tennessee, B.A. Oglethorpe University, A.A. DeKalb College) is an associate professor in Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Literature, Media, and Communication and Director of the Institute-wide Communication Center. She also serves as the editor of Atlanta Review and Southern Discourse in the Center: A Journal of Multiliteracy and Innovation. Her research focuses on higher education rhetoric, sustainable and innovative pedagogy and space design, communication theory and pedagogical practice, especially the implementation and development of writing centers, writing program administration, and multidisciplinary communication. She has published four books of poetry and exhibited acclaimed digital poetry projects. Since 2006, she has been a Visiting Scholar at Technische Universität-Dortmund, Germany, where she serves as primary consultant for their academic tutoring center. In 2012-13, she was awarded a Georgia Tech Fund for Innovation in Research and Education Grant.

Karen Head in conversation with Dr. Larry Schall | Georgia Center for the Book | Supporting Libraries, Literary Programs and Georgia’s Rich Literary Heritage

In this smart and incisive work, Karen J. Head describes her experience teaching a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and the attendant pressure on professors, especially those in the humanities, to embrace new technologies in the STEM era.