Emily Cicchini


Emily Ball Cicchini (BFA, MFA), Special Projects Manager, University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts ITS (LAITS), has produced several complex custom web-based instructional technology projects over the past six years, including multimedia production and custom application development. She's been instrumental in securing over $3.25 million in grants for these projects from sources such as the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE), Title VI programs, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She supported the implementation and use of several CMSs and LMSs; the development of digital humanities and foreign language multimedia projects; and a suite of Open Educational Resource (OER) projects for COERLL (the Center for Open Educational Resources in Language Learning) as well as the current Faculty iPad Initiative in collaboration with the College of Fine Arts. She's presented a poster session at the New Media Consortium (Judge's Choice Award, 2010), and on campus faculty seminars since 2007, and has experience teaching in community colleges and universities as a lecturer and specialist. Prior to moving into technology, she presented about arts education and fundraising for organizations such as the Texas Commission on the Arts, VSA arts of Texas, Americans for the Arts, American Alliance for Theatre and Education, Texas Educational Theatre Association, and the Center for Educator Development in the Fine Arts. She's a former James A. Michener fellow and resident playwright at the Pollyanna Theatre Company, and pursuing a Ph.D. in Organizational Communication and Technology. She both practices and studies how the Internet is (and is not) changing the way we make, share, and reflect upon stories.

EDUCAUSE Presentations