We must strive to develop ethical systems that prioritize the flourishing of the mind, body, and spirit.

My name is William J. Moner. I’m a design educator and systems analyst with two decades of experience in higher education and UX development.

In 2020, Johns Hopkins Press published my co-edited volume, Redesigning Liberal Education: Innovative Design for a Twenty-First-Century Undergraduate Education (30% Discount Code: HTWN). My colleagues Phillip Motley, Rebecca Pope-Ruark, and I produced this volume to explore the nuts and bolts of creating a liberal undergraduate education. In it, over 50 authors showcase innovative curricular models from a wide range of universities. Each chapter offers a radical vision for higher education rooted in various educational contexts from large public research universities to small, private liberal arts colleges. The volume is optimistic and actionable, attempting to answer the question, “How might we make universities a more welcoming place for all undergraduate learners as they develop crucial skills in critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and more?”

I hold a PhD in Media Studies with a minor in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin where I wrote a dissertation on the political economy of crowdsourced documentary platforms. I hold a Master’s Degree in Multimedia Technology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Management Systems from Duquesne University.

Since 2013, I have been teaching in the Interactive Media MA program—iMedia—at Elon University. I also teach writing, design, and UX courses in Elon’s Communication Design and Media Analytics undergraduate programs.