As an academic/scholar, I routinely engage in speaking opportunities that are integral to sharing my research and in-progress thinking. But I have in recent years expanded those efforts into professional speaking engagements. These range from delivering guest lectures on digital publishing and digital scholarship to giving presentations on the practices and principles of gaming pedagogy. More recently, I have served as Keynote speaker for the Faculty Festival at Winston-Salem State University as well as delivered an invited talk as part of the public lecture series at Hofstra University. While my talks range in focus depending on audience, they typically touch on impact of digital writing on undergraduate work/development, the role creative technologies can play in student learning and preparing students for an increasingly digital work environment, as well as on things like faculty development, program creation, and building strategic initiatives.

In short, as a professional speaker I focus on the kinds of impactful work I do as a scholar, teacher, and initiative lead, conveying the importance of digital literacy, digital creativity, and digital pedagogy (broadly construed) while sharing stories of student engagement and discovery through creative media. Moreover, I leverage my insights as the co-creator and co-lead of the Digital Gardener Initiative at Indiana University, my experiences as editor of The Journal for Undergraduate Multimedia Projects, my curriculum design work as the Director/Coordinator of Online First-Year Composition, and my research into rhetoric, technology, aesthetics, and pedagogy, to craft story-based, yet research-infused presentations.

If you would like more information about my work as a professional speaker (content, availability, etc.), please send me an email at hodgson@indiana.edu. Or click here for my full contact information.