My name is William J. Moner. I’m a educator and systems analyst with two decades of experience in higher education, UX development and research.
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.
In 2020, my colleagues Phillip Motley, Rebecca Pope-Ruark, and I celebrated the publication of our co-edited volume, Redesigning Liberal Education: Innovative Design for a Twenty-First-Century Undergraduate Education (30% Discount Code: HTWN). 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?”
We produced this volume to explore the nuts and bolts of creating a unique and engaging liberal undergraduate experience. 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 ranging from large public research universities to small, private liberal arts colleges.