Laura A. Pasquini is a Lecturer with the Department of Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas (UNT). Before entering academia, her student development experience involved academic advising, tutoring and supplemental instruction, career counseling, campus activities, first year experience curriculum, orientation programming, and residence life. As an early career researcher, Dr. Pasquini’s teaching and research scholarship lies in the areas of open education, collaborative learning environments, and social engagement. Her recent dissertation study involved text mining 250 post-secondary social media guideline and policy documents from 10 different countries (http://socialmediaguidance.wordpress.com/).
Dr. Pasquini consults with a number of education, non-profit and corporate associations on optimizing social media for engagement, organizational culture and design, and strategic communication. She is a self-declared geek and a self-taught techie who digitally engages both her peers and learners. You can often find Dr. Pasquini tweeting (https://twitter.com/laurapasquini) and blogging (http://techknowtools.wordpress.com/) about learning, performance, and technology.