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About the Speakers

Peter Doolittle

peter-doolittle.jpgPeter Doolittle is the Director of the School of Education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). He was Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning for many years. He is the recipient of many teaching awards as well as having been the Executive Editor of the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and the International Journal of ePortfolio. He is also the author of more than ten book chapters, 35 peer-reviewed journal articles, and has given over 50 keynotes and plenary addresses. His TED presentation on "Working memory and the processing of life" was presented at the TED Global in Edinburgh, Scotland.


Christine Harrington

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Dr. Christine Harrington is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at New Jersey City University.  She is the author of Student Success in College: Doing What Works! 3rd edition. She also co-authored with Todd Zakrajsek Dynamic Lecturing: Research-Based Strategies for Evidence-Based Practices, and Designing a Motivational Syllabus: Creating a Learning Path for Student Engagement with Melissa Thomas, both published by Stylus.  She is a contributing author of Foundations for Critical Thinking, published by the National Resource Center on the First-Year Experience and Transitions. Most recently, she co-authored, with Theresa Orosz, Why the First-Year Seminar Matters: Helping Students Choose and Stay on a Career Path Dr. Harrington is frequently invited to present at conferences and at colleges and universities.


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