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Stanford’s Academic Technology Specialists work in alignment with the University’s commitment to excellence in education and its general vision to improve teaching, learning, and research by implementing and developing new technologies. Academic Technology Specialists collaborate with faculty and staff in departments or programs and provide leadership in innovative uses of information technology for education and research.
Academic Technology Specialists are placed within schools, programs or departments based not simply on technical expertise, but on their respective discipline-specific backgrounds. They participate in the departmental culture and share academic interests with the faculty. As members of both the academic and the IT community, Academic Technology Specialists are uniquely positioned to bridge different cultures and to facilitate a creative and mutual exchange.
The ATS Program has the mission to be innovative and creative in making technology accessible, understandable, and appealing to an academic audience and to provide leadership and resourcefulness in identifying and integrating technological solutions to pedagogical and research needs.
Claudia Engel is Academic Technology Specialist (ATS) and Lecturer at the Department of Anthropology. She works with faculty on innovative teaching in collaborative learning spaces and the use of innovative technologies in anthropological research. Her website and blog can be found at http://www.stanford.edu/~cengel.
Michael Widner is the ATS for the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages and is finishing his Ph.D. in English at the University of Texas at Austin. His interests include music, skateboarding (badly), chess, and some other things.
Nicole Coleman is the Academic Technology Specialist at the Stanford Humanities Center where she works in collaboration with humanities faculty on selected international research projects. http://www.stanford.edu/~cnc
Vijoy Abraham is the Academic Technology Specialist for the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS). Vijoy has been with the ATS Program since spring of 1999 coming to IRiSS after fostering technology use in teaching and research with the Department of Psychology.
Vijoy's primarily role is to assist in the development of new methods for research groups to interact with colleagues and data.
Ken Romeo (http://kenro.web.stanford.edu) is the Academic Technology Specialist for the Stanford Language Center (http://language.stanford.edu). He is also an instructor in the English for Foreign Students Program (http://efs.stanford.edu) and has over 20 years of classroom teaching experience, both in the US and abroad. He has a Ph.D. from the Stanford School of Education (http://ed.stanford.edu).
Carlos Seligo has been the ATS for The Program in Human Biology since 2007, and previously worked for six years with Freshman and Sophomore Programs. He created the online Chemistry and PTSD Modules used in the Humbio Core Curriculum and is webmaster of the Astrobiology and Space Exploration website which collects resources and video of Professor Rothschild's course lectures. Most recently Carlos videotaped Robert Sapolsky's popular Human Behavioral Biology course for Stanford iTunes, and he is currently working on video microdocumentaries for Human Biology's 40th Anniversary.
Joseph is Head of the Stanford Digital Language Lab, where he helps operationalize Language Center assessment initiatives, supports the Lab's state-of-the-art teaching studios, and partners with Language Center instructors on innovative technology projects. Joseph is currently the President of the Southwest Association for Language Learning Technology (SWALLT).