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Past International Academic Visitors

Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel, USA

Hosted by IATL and funded by WIHEA, International Visiting Teaching Fellows Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel from USA delivered a series of events throughout late October and early November 2017 to share their expertise in hybrid, online and critical digital pedagogy, to inspire educational approaches based on pedagogies, policies and critical practices that support agency, creativity and inquiry.

Dr Jesse Stommel is Executive Director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies at University of Mary Washington. He is also Co-founder of Digital Pedagogy Lab and Hybrid Pedagogy: a digital journal of learning, teaching, and technology. Jesse is a documentary filmmaker and teaches courses about digital pedagogy, film, and new media. Jesse experiments relentlessly with learning interfaces, both digital and analog, and works in his research and teaching to emphasize new forms of collaboration. He’s online at and on Twitter @Jessifer.

Sean Michael Morris is the Director of Digital Pedagogy Lab and Instructional Designer for the Office of Digital Learning at Middlebury College. He is interested in the practice of critical digital pedagogy as a social justice movement and has been working in and around digital learning environments for 17 years, in capacities ranging from instructional design to instructor to program chair. He learns, teaches, and theorizes from a contemplative perspective. He has consulted with institutions and corporations including the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Marylhurst University, the Community College of Denver, Udacity, Instructure, the University of Delaware, the University of Dayton, and AMICAL, among others.

Further information on their activities and events during their visit.

Geoff Malleck, University of Waterloo

WIHEA was delighted to welcome Geoff Malleck, our first international visiting Teaching Fellow from the University of Waterloo in Canada. Hosted by Warwick Student Careers & Skills, the primary focus of Geoff's three-week visit in June 2016 was exploring the principles and conditions that drive the ‘creativity-innovation-entrepreneurship’ continuum and its relationship with economic prosperity and culture.

During his visit, Foundation Fellows engaged with Geoff's round table discussion on Pedagogy and Creativity in the Curriculum and the WIHEA Masterclass on Reflection, Pedagogy and Assessment, which received excellent feedback and will shortly be available on video.


Jesse Stommel

Dr Jesse Stommel

Executive Director of the Division of Teaching & Learning Technologies, University of Mary Washington

Sean Michael Morris

Sean Michael Morris

Director, Digital Pedagogy Lab Instructional Designer for the Office of Digital Learning Middlebury College, USA


Geoff Malleck

Professor of Economics

University of Waterloo

Ontario, Canada