Who’s Running this Thing?

Jesse Stommel (@Jessifer) is Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities in the Division of Continuing Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also the founding director of Hybrid Pedagogy. He teaches courses about fun stuff like zombies, horror film, digital storytelling, and electronic literature. His favorite book is Moby Dick, and his favorite film is Night of the Living Dead. His courses experiment with new ways to radically re-envision how we think about and produce media by emphasizing new forms of mass-collaboration. He’s also good friends with a certain duck.

SSean Michael Morrisean Michael Morris (@slamteacher) is the co-Director of Hybrid Pedagogy, a digital agnostic, a fantasy novelist, the former chair of an online English program, a once-and-future psychic, and a recovering advertising executive. A long-time fan, five-time winner of NaNoWriMo, Sean believes heartily in writing with abandon and recklessness. His favorite book is Savvy, and his favorite movie is Run Lola Run. His work on the fringes of academia focuses on amplifying the voices of those who are contingent — students, adjuncts, and all manner of creative geniuses.

Photo of Chris FriendChris Friend (@chris_friend) is the Managing Editor of Hybrid Pedagogy and Associate Professor of English at Saint Leo University. Chris is an avid reader of audiobooks (Gaiman’s American Gods and Asimov’s Foundation series among his favorites) and an equally avid listener of podcasts (especially WNYC’s Radiolab and PRX’s 99% Invisible), which together keep his ears busy any time he’s in his car. Since he lives in Central Florida, Chris is in his car a lot. In the 2013 DigiWriMo, Chris wrote over 8,000 words of feedback on student papers. Whether that means he has dedication or a problem remains unclear.