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I am a Professor of History at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where I have taught since 2001. My work on teaching and learning has garnered national, state, and university awards for excellence, and I am the author of two books, more than a dozen articles and book chapters, and a variety of digital history projects. I am invited regularly to speakĀ  at conferences and universities around the world on the intersection of teaching, learning, and technology, and have held several administrative leadership positions here at George Mason, including Associate Dean in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Director of the Global Affairs program, and in 2015-16, I served as the university’s Presidential Fellow. Of late I’ve been experimenting with ways to combine my own work in public digital history with my students’ desire to engage in authentic historical research that results in tangible digital products.