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Associate Prof. of English


Virginia Commonwealth University


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Gardner Campbell is Assoc. Prof. of English at Virginia Commonwealth University, where from 2013-2016 he served as Vice Provost for Learning Innovation and Student Success as well as Dean of University College. Before coming to VCU, Gardner was Senior Director for Networked Innovation in the Division of Technology Enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TELOS), where he was also an Associate Professor of English. Prior to coming to Virginia Tech, Gardner was founding Director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning at Baylor University, where he was also Associate Prof. of Literature, Media, and Learning in the Honors College. From 1994-2008, he was Professor of English at the University of Mary Washington, where from 2003-2006 he also served as Assistant Vice-President for Teaching and Learning Technologies. He has been involved in teaching and learning technologies for over two decades, including work at the University of San Diego and the University of Richmond. Gardner received his B.A. in English from Wake Forest University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia. He is a Fellow of the Frye Leadership Institute (2005), was chair of the Electronic Campus of Virginia from 2006 to 2008, and has served on advisory boards for both the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative and the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education. From 2009-2012 Gardner on of the Board of Directors of the New Media Consortium (vice-chair 2010-2011, chair 2011-12). Gardner’s scholarly fields include English Renaissance literature (especially John Milton), film studies, new media, and teaching-learning technologies. His essay on “Temptation” appeared in the Cambridge Companion to “Paradise Lost” in 2014, published by Cambridge University Press. A widely sought-after speaker, Gardner’s most recent presentations include a TEDx talk at the University of Sagrado Corazon in Puerto Rico as well as keynotes for both the California and Wisconsin statewide higher education learning technology associations.