Joseph Ugoretz earned his masters degree in the Teaching of English at Columbia University Teachers college, and his doctorate in English at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is currently Associate Dean of Teaching, Learning and Technology at Macaulay Honors College at CUNY.
Ugoretz has served as a campus coordinator for the Visible Knowledge Project, a five-year project aimed at improving the quality of college and university teaching through a focus on both student learning and faculty development in technology-enhanced environments. He has also been a participant in the Crossroads Online Institute and the Sloan-C Online Research Workshop. He has presented papers on his work in the scholarship of teaching and learning with technology at conferences including Innovations, Ed-Media, SITE, the MERLOT International Conferfence, and the CUNY Technology Forum, and published in Inquirer, Innovate, Academic Commons and Magazine Americana. He serves on the CUNY Committee on Academic Technology and the CUNY Academic Commons Subcommittee and is on the board of the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL).
Ugoretz has been involved as one of the co-executive producers and co-writers of the new Open Educational Resource and video series for teaching basic science, Science Forward at http://cuny.is/scienceforward.
Aside from educational technology, Ugoretz research interests include Urban Legends and Internet Lore, Science Fiction, and Oral Performance Art (the subject of his fieldwork with pitchmen at county fairs and carnivals, and of his doctoral dissertation, The Pitchman in Print: Oral Performance Art in Text and Context).