Maria A. Clayton is an Associate Professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University. Working in the field of Rhetoric and Composition, she is an avid proponent of pedagogically sound technology integration in courses to promote active student learning. To this end, she participates in several university and departmental committees involved in endeavors from policy writing to faculty training, as well as serving in such roles as Learning, Teaching, & Innovative Technologies Center faculty fellow for 2006-07. She is co-editor of Writing and the iGeneration: Composition in the Computer-Mediated Classroom (Fountainhead Press, 2009), winner of MTSUâ€™s 2009 Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology, which earned her a nomination for the 2009 Ernest L. Boyer International Award for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology. Her paper, â€œBuilding Bridges: Using Technology to Move Students from Old Concepts to Newâ€ was published in Selected Papers from the 20th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning(Jacksonville: Florida Community College, 2009).