Recent Professional Activities

bOARD OF dIRECTORS, Fulbright Association, 2019-2022

One of three incoming board members to join a 24 person board which oversees the Fulbright Association.

International Board, Fulbright Association Journal, 2018-2022

This international editorial board oversees and exercises decision making responsibility for the journal's focus, direction, and readership. 

International Board, Journal of American Studies, Editorial Board Member, 2012-18           

This international, multi-disciplinary editorial board provides strategic direction on the publication’s direction, intellectual scope, and priorities. The Journal publishes works by scholars from all over the world on American literature, history, institutions, politics, economics, film, popular culture, geography, and related subjects in domestic, continental, hemispheric, and global contexts.

Editorial Board, Annual Review for the Humanities, Inaugural Board Member, 2016-19          

Annual Review journals are high prestige avenues for publication across the disciplines. Every year each journal publishes 20 critical reviews in which senior scholars review a whole developing stream of research. The inaugural Editorial Board for the Annual Review for the Humanities is building this scholarly journal for Humanities in a tradition delivery format and constructing a companion online translational platform for new scholarship.

Strategic Alliance, Partner, 2016-present

This international alliance of 6 universities seeks to create a global campus network of credit-bearing online courseware across multiple platforms.

Coursera Council, Council Member, 2016—present

This international council of 15 partner university members provides input on high-level strategic plans and feedback on early opportunities for the platform.

EdX High Level Policy Committee, Convener and Chair, 2014—present

This international working group sets the policy priorities and practices for edX’s partner institutions and advises on policies for the platform, including those policies that pertain to platform revenue generation.

edX Research Working Group, Convener and Chair, 2013-present

This international working group sets the research agenda and priorities for the edX platform. The group oversees the development of data sharing processes and agreements, and advises edX on strategic direction, intellectual scope, and priorities for the platform’s development.


Recent Grants, Fellowships, and Awards


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Fulbright Research Fellowship,  University of Exeter, 2017


Senior Fellow, Freie Universität Graduate School, Berlin, 2016


Arnold Foundation/EdX, Digital Education Initiative, Primary Investigator
Sept 1, 2014-Oct 31, 2015


Moody Foundation, Rice University Center for the Arts, Primary Investigator
 Oct 1, 2012-Dec 31, 2015


Brown Foundation, Rice University Center for the Arts, Primary Investigator
July 1, 2013- June 30, 2014


Andrew Mellon Foundation, Andrew Mellon Graduate Pilot Seminar, Primary Investigator
 July 1, 2010-June 30, 2014


National Humanities Center, Senior Fellow, 2013-14
August 2013-April 2014


Moody Foundation, Rice University Center for the Arts, Primary Investigator
Sept 14, 2012- Sept 13, 2013


Andrew Mellon Foundation, Sawyer Seminar: Cultures of Energy: Global Economies and Local Communities, Primary Investigator
July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013


Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology ERIT Grant: Authorship Across the Disciplines in a Digital Age, Primary Investigator
January 1, 2012-June 30, 2012