Jeff Swain


My name is Jeff Swain. I do not claim to be an expert on anything. What I do claim to be is a seeker. I want to know things. Most of all I want to know what it’s all about. I want to understand why I’m here. And what purpose I serve, for myself, for humanity, and for the grand scheme of all things. I recently completed my Ph.D. in Education at The Pennsylvania State University, Penn State. My area of research is the social web, specifically, exploring how the social web is affecting our understanding of community and identity. My research incorporates work from the fields of anthropology, communications, computer science, and education. My role as a project manager at Penn State focuses on finding human and technological solutions that help faculty, students, and staff maximize their experiences in teaching, learning, and research. I also run marathons and like to write. To date, I have run eight marathons. I publish a blog, A Body In Motion, which chronicles my adventures in life and marathoning. Additionally, I write a regular column for The Good Men Project, on finding meaning in life.

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