I am the Assistant Director for Educational Technology at the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute at Baruch College. I run Blogs@Baruch, oversee Cac.ophony.org, contribute to the management of VOCAT, and advise the staff of the Institute and members of the Baruch community on the integration of technology into their work. I also serve as the Community Advisor to the CUNY Academic Commons and on the editorial board of the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. I’ve published essays in Matt Gold’s Debates in the Digital Humanities and, with my colleague Thomas Harbison, in Writing History in the Digital Age, and I’ve been known to blog (on occasion) at http://lukewaltzer.com. I hold a Ph.D. in History from the Graduate Center, where I wrote a non-digital dissertation about American adolescence in the two decades after World War II. I live in New Jersey with my wife and two kids, and spend my weekends cooking, watching basketball, coaching soccer, and catching up on RSS feeds.
I teach full-time as an Associate Professor in the Media Arts & Technology department at BMCC. Most of my classes have to do with front-end web development (if you don’t know what that means, ask me). I am also the Director of User Experience (UX for the cool kids) for the CUNY Academic Commons, which you may have noticed you’re using right now. If you would like to share any of your thoughts on your experience as a user, positive or negative, I’d love to hear what you have to say.
In other, more important roles, I’m a family man, hobbyist photographer, sometimes Web Developer, once-was soccer player and music enthusiast.
Like the plumber with leaky pipes at home or the alcoholic doctor I don’t currently have a real web site of my own, but here are some links:
I am a MALS student taking time off of work this semester to move forward on some personal projects. I run a literary blog called SAGATROPE and I am in the early processes of putting together some manuals for people interested in OnDemand print publishing at WeekendPublisher.com.
In the past I have worked for Gawker Media (some of my better performing posts for Gawker were LOST: Choose Your Own Adventure, Superman: What the Hell Happened to The Man of Tomorrow, and The Week Late Night Went to War), I’ve worked as Video Editor for The Daily Beast, and as a Production Coordinator for The Webby Awards in 2011, and recently resigned my post at the Brooklyn Public Library running their Espresso Book Machine for OnDemandBooks.
I also author/draw/self-publish a comic book called “Babe Quest.”