Vita

Dr. Deborah Everhart is a Strategist at Blackboard, where she analyzes trends and designs holistic solutions for learning and teaching. She teaches as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Georgetown University. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Irvine. The Labyrinth, the medieval studies Website that she co-directs with Martin Irvine, was the first website at Georgetown University and globally the first website in the humanities.

Dr. Everhart has written numerous articles and presented papers and seminars on medieval literature, emerging technologies, and the future of teaching and learning. Most recently she has provided leadership in learning analytics, badges, and competency-based learning initiatives.

Education | Experience | Teaching | Presentations| PublicationsService | Honors

EDUCATION:

Ph.D., English, University of California, Irvine, August 1992

M.A., English, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, August 1988

B.A., Summa Cum Laude, English/Fine Art, Morningside College, January 1983


EXPERIENCE:

Blackboard Inc., March 2000- Present

Product Manager, Architect, and Strategist

Georgetown University, Washington D.C., 1993- 2000

    Sr. Internet Development Coordinator, University Information Services, October 1995- 2000
    Chair, GUide Committee (Georgetown University information delivered electronically), 1995- 2000
    Internet Resources Specialist, Academic Computer Center, June 1994-October 1995
    Visiting Technical Associate at the Academic Computer Center, October 1993- June 1994
    Co-Director of the Labyrinth Medieval Studies Website, 1993- Present

Southern Methodist University/ University College, Oxford 1986-1990

    Assistant Director, SMU-in-Oxford International Program


TEACHING:

Georgetown University, Washington D.C., 1994- Present

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Medieval Studies Program, 1994- Present

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Liberal Studies Program, 1995- 1996

Smithsonian Associates, Washington D.C., 1999

Guest Speaker, The Legends of King Arthur

Mission College, Santa Clara, CA, Assistant Professor 1992-1993

Director, English/ESL Computer Lab

University of California, Irvine, Teaching Associate 1988-1992

Southern Methodist University, Teaching Assistant 1985-1988


PRESENTATIONS:

February 2014: “Education 2020: Empowering Learners and Strengthening Institutions in a Time of Transformative Change.” EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, New Orleans, LA.

February 2014: “New Directions in Learning: Badges and Peer Assessment.” EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, New Orleans, LA.

October 2013: “From Badges to Breakthroughs: Unleashing Learner Potential through Competency-Based Achievements.” EDUCAUSE 2013, Anaheim, CA.

November 2012: “Perceptions of Progress: Learning Analytics and Social Learning Behaviors.” EDUCAUSE 2012, Denver, CO.

October 2012: “Analytics and Social Learning Behavior.” WCET Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

June 2012: “Perceptions of Progress: Learning Analytics and Social Learning Behaviors.” European Distance and E-Learning Network Annual Conference, Porto, Potugal.

May 2011: “Learning Analytics: The Future is Now.” WCET Webcast.

February 2011: “Learner Self-Engagement in Web 2.0 Participatory Learning Environments.” EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, Washington, DC.

October 2010: “Research on Learner Self-Engagement in a Web 2.0 World: ‘We Used It How We Wanted To‘.” EDUCAUSE 2010, Anaheim, CA.

February 2010: “Web 2.0 and the Future of Teaching and Learning.” Invited lecture for the Communication, Culture, and Technology program, Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

June 2009: “Learning Where We Live: Delivering Relevant Educational Communications via the Social Web.” Sloan-C International Symposium on Emerging Technology, San Francisco, CA.

March 2009: “Using Blackboard for Successful Redesign.” The Redesign Alliance Third Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. (presenting with John Broida, University of Southern Maine, and Michelle Miller, Northern Arizona University)

May 2008: “From Information Literacy to Scholarly Identity: Effective Pedagogical Strategies for Social Bookmarking.” Sloan-C International Symposium on Emerging Technology, Carefree, AR. (presenting with Kaye Shelton, Dean of Online Education and Assistant Professor, Adult Education, Dallas Baptist University)

March 2008: “Engaging Students in New Ways of Learning.” The Redesign Alliance Second Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. (presenting with Michelle Miller, Northern Arizona University and Anne Padias, University of Arizona)

October 2007: “From Information Literacy to Scholarly Identity: Effective Pedagogical Strategies for Social Bookmarking.” EDUCAUSE 2007, Seattle, WA. (presenting with Eric J. Kunnen, Coordinator of Instructional Technologies, Grand Rapids Community College, and Kaye Shelton, Dean of Online Education and Assistant Professor, Adult Education, Dallas Baptist University)

June 2007: “Teaching with Social Bookmarking: Lessons from Early Experiences of Social Bookmarking Integrated with an Online Course Environment.” EDEN Annual Conference, Naples, Italy

January 2007: “Evaluating Exemplary E-Learning: A Rubric and Associated Best Practices,” Poster session at EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting, Atlanta,GA (presenting with Janet Engle, Coordinator Instructional Development,Governors State University; David Graf, Program Professor, Nova Southeastern University; Kaye Shelton, Dean of Online Education and Assistant Professor, Adult Education, Dallas Baptist University; and Shirley Waterhouse, Director of Educational Technology, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)

October 2006: “Content Catastrophe: The Gap Between Textbooks and Global Real-Time Knowledge Acquisition,” EDUCAUSE 2006, Dallas, TX (presenting with Martin Irvine, Founding Director, Communication, Culture, and Technology Program, Georgetown University)

July 2006: “The Future of Course Management Systems,” Online session at AusWeb06, Australia

January 2006: “Designing an Interactive Syllabus That Helps Students Uncover the Content,” Poster session at EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (presenting with Shirley Waterhouse, Director of Educational Technology, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)

March 2003: “New Learning Technologies,” Teaching and Learning with Technology, Greensboro, NC

February 2002: “Distance Learning: A Dot.com Success Story?” National Press Club, Washington, DC

June 2001: “The Cultural Impact of New Learning Technologies,” American Council on Education, Washington, DC (presenting with Cindy Jones,Blackboard)

October 2000: “The Cultural Impact of Enterprise Course Management Systems,” EDUCAUSE 2000, Nashville, TN (presenting with Charles Leonhardt, Associate Director for Information Access,Georgetown University)

August 2000: “Managing ‘Portal Craze’,” EDUCAUSE Seminars on Academic Computing, Snowmass, CO

July 2000: “The Cultural Impact of Learning Management Systems,” Keynote Presentation, Syllabus Conference, Santa Clara, CA

March 2000: “Defining ‘Enterprise’ Scale Instructional Management Systems,” Coalition for Networked Information Task Force Meeting, Washington, DC(presenting with Matthew Pittinsky, Chairman, Blackboard, Inc.)

January 2000: “Defining ‘Enterprise’ Standards for Instructional Management Systems,” National Learning Infrastructure Initiative meeting, New Orleans, LA (presenting with Matthew Pittinsky, Chairman, Blackboard,Inc., and Larry Conrad, Assistant Vice-President and CIO,  Florida State University)

December 1999: “Adoption on Campus: Gaining Buy-in and Support from Key Groups,” Blackboard Learning ’99, Washington, DC

October 1999: “Using Web/Database Technology to Meet Pedagogical and Administrative Goals,” Full-day seminar at EDUCAUSE99, Long Beach,CA

October 1999: “CourseInfo Implementation: One Year Later,” Poster session at EDUCAUSE99, Long Beach, CA

December 1998: “Using Web/Database Technology to Meet Pedagogical and Administrative Goals,” Half-day seminar at CAUSE98, Seattle, WA

October 1998: “Internet2 Applications in the Arts and Humanities,” EDUCOM98, Orlando, FL

October 1998: “Using Web/Database Technology to Meet Pedagogical and Administrative Goals,” Half-day seminar at EDUCOM98, Orlando, FL

September 1998: “Internet2 Applications in the Arts and Humanities,” Internet2 meeting, San Francisco, CA

July 1998: “Collaborative Dance, Interactive Music, Folklore Preservation: High-Bandwidth Applications with Global Implications,” INET ’98, Geneva Switzerland

June 1998: “Teleradiology, ” Demonstration project at the Technology World Congress, Fairfax, VA

May 1998: “Haimo of Auxerre’s Commentary on the Book of Jonah,” 33th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan

April 1998: “American Sign Language Poetry,” Demonstration project at the Internet2 meeting, Washington, D.C.

February 1998: “The Future of the Web: Understanding our Changing Information Environments,” Presentation for Liberal Studies faculty and students, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

December 1997: “Building and Maintaining a Successful Campus-Wide Information System,” Half-day seminar at CAUSE97, Orlando, FL

October 1997: “Building and Maintaining a Successful Campus-Wide Information System,” Half-day seminar at EDUCOM97, Minneapolis, MN

June 1996: “World Wide Web 101,” 14th Annual Consortium Information Day, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

April 1996-1997: “Technology in the Classroom,” Education workshop for Georgetown University graduate students

April 1996: “Praeteritura: Digital Memory and the Future of Things Past,” Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy, Kansas City, KS

May 1995: “The Labyrinth: Current Developments and Future Concerns,” 30th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan

May 1995-2000: “Beginning and Advanced Web Development,” Four-day intensive training institutes for Georgetown University faculty

April 1995: “Women and the World Wide Web,” Women’s Studies Colloquium series, Georgetown University

March 1995: “The Labyrinth, the World Wide Web, and the Global Medieval Studies Community,” Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy, Boston, MA

November 1994: “The Labyrinth and the Future of Scholarly Publishing,” Association of Research Libraries and Association of American University Presses, Washington, D.C.

September 1994: “Introduction to the Internet and Mosaic,” Lecture and small group seminars for Liberal Studies faculty and students, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

July 1994: “The Chaucer Syllabus of the Future,” New Chaucer Society, Dublin, Ireland

April 1994: “The Feminine Reception of Authority in the Statutes of the Paraclete,” Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy, Knoxville, TN

May 1994: “Heloise and the Early Records of the Paraclete,” 29th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Ongoing, 1994-2000: Training courses in Basic HTML, Advanced HTML, Web Interactivity, Web Page Design, and Web Publishing, for Academic and Information Technology Services, Georgetown University

May 1993: “The Labyrinth: A Universal Electronic Information Network for Medievalists,” 28th International Congress on Medieval Studies,Kalamazoo, Michigan

May 1992: “Chaucer’s Providentialism and the Meanings of ‘Hap’ in Boece and Troilus and Criseyde,” 27th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan

May 1991: “Human Intention and the Causes of ‘Unhappynesse’ in Malory,”26th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo,Michigan

March 1991: “‘Happes’ and Happiness: The Patience Poet’s Appropriation of the Vocabulary of Chance,” Medieval Association of the Pacific Annual Conference, Davis, CA

May 1990: “Jonah’s Willfulness and Homiletic Purpose in Patience,” 25th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan


PRINT PUBLICATIONS:

“From Information Literacy to Scholarly Identity: Effective Pedagogical Strategies for Social Bookmarking.” Co-authored with Kaye Shelton. Collective Intelligence and E-Learning 2.0: Implications of Web-Based Communities and Networking. Ed. Harrison Hao Yang. (IGI Global, 2009): 167-184.

“Evolving from Course-Centric to Learning-Centric: Portfolios, Wikis, and Social Learning.” Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education 32.2 (Fall 2006): 133-146.

“Learner-Centered Arthurian Course Design.” Arthuriana 15.4 (Winter 2005): 24-36.

“Liberal Studies Education in the Information Age.”  Values in Conflict: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Ed. Phyllis O’Callaghan. (University Press of America, 1997): 77-86.

“The Labyrinth: An Electronic Information Network for Medieval Studies.” Computer Networking in the 21st-Century University. Ed. Teresa M. Harrison and Timothy Stephen. (SUNY, 1996): 191-200.

“The Labyrinth: A World Wide Web Disciplinary Server for Medieval Studies.” Scholarly Publishing on the Electronic Networks. Ed. Ann Okerson. (Association of Research Libraries, 1995): 33-38.

Review of The Romance of Arthur: An Anthology of Medieval Texts in Translation. Ed. by James J. Wilhelm. Arthuriana 5.1 (Spring 1995): 94-95.

“Arthurnet Digest.” Arthuriana 4.4 (Winter 1994): 387-91.

“The Round Table.” Arthuriana 4.2 (Summer 1994): 196-99.

“The Round Table.” Arthuriana 4.1 (Spring 1994): 70-75.

“Criseyde Through Her Own Eyes.” Feminea Medievalia. Ed. Bonnie A. Wheeler. (Academia Press, December 1993): 23-42.

Haimo of Auxerre’s Commentary on the Book of Jonah: An English Translation. (TEAMS, Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages, 1993).

“Chaucer’s Providentialism and the Meanings of ‘Hap’ in Boece and Troilus and Criseyde.” Carmina Philosophiae: Journal of the International Boethius Society 1 (1992): 35-52.

The Siege of Jerusalem.” “Richard the Redeless, Mum and the Sothsegger.” Medieval England: An Encyclopedia. (Garland Press,1998).


ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:

Blackboard Exemplary Course Program, Director, 2006- Present

Blackboard representative to the National Center for Academic Transformation, 2007- 2010

Internet2 Applications Representative for Georgetown University, 1997-2000

Medieval Academy Committee on Electronic Resources, 1994-2000

TEAMS, Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages, Editorial Board, 1996-2000

Cultural Frictions: Medieval Cultural Studies in Postmodern Contexts, A Local and World-Wide Interactive Conference at Georgetown University: Conference Organizer, 1995

Consortium of Universities Web Steering Committee, Representative for Georgetown University, 1995-1997

Arthurian Interpretations, Assistant Editor, 1993-1996

ArthurNet, Listowner, 1993-1996

Interscripta, Co-Founder, Organizer, and Initial Moderator, 1993-1997


HONORS AND FELLOWSHIPS:

New Chaucer Society Award for New Scholars, July 1994

Dissertation Fellowship, University of California, Summer 1991

Humanities Research Grant, University of California, Summer 1990

Manuscript Studies Seminar, British Library, London, June 1989

University of California, Irvine, School of Humanities Excellence in Teaching Award, 1991


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