Geoffrey Middlebrook


Geoffrey Middlebrook is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Dornsife College Writing Program. He joined the University of Southern California faculty in 2002, where he has established himself as an authority on writing in digital environments. Dr. Middlebrook has received a USC Curricular Enhancement Jumpstart grant, USC Fund for Innovative Undergraduate Teaching grant, USC Teaching with Technology grant, USC Learning Environments grant, USC Faculty Development grant, USC Provost's Prize for Teaching with Technology, and USC Advanced Writing Teaching Award. Along with delivering frequent presentations and training sessions on campus and nationally, Dr. Middlebrook is active as Co-Chair of the USC General Education Subcommittee of the University Committee on Curriculum, Co-Chair of the USC Blackboard Advisory Committee, member of the USC Committee on Information Services, and member of the USC New Media Consortium Campus Leader Board. He was also on the USC College Technology Services Strategic Planning Committee, USC Strategic Planning Committee's Subcommittee on Academic Culture and Faculty Profile, USC Critical Thinking Committee, and USC Learning Environments Task Force. Off campus, Dr. Middlebrook served on the Reinvention Center Assessment Network's E-Portfolios, Rubrics, and Tools Working Group, and was a member of the Conference on College Composition and Communication's Committee on Best Practices for Online Writing Instruction. Professor Middlebrook has published in the journals Kairos and Computers and Composition Online, and his chapter "Showcase Hybridity: The Role of Blogfolios," will appear in the forthcoming book Portfolio Performance Support Systems: Constructing, Presenting, and Assessing Portfolios in Public Workplaces, to be published by Parlor Press. Dr. Middlebrook is a Distinguished Faculty Fellow in the USC Center for Excellence in Teaching, and in that role participates in the conversation on means of teaching and modes of learning that are student centered, technologically enhanced, and sensitive to the career objectives of undergraduates and graduates alike.

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