Bill Shewbridge has over 25 years of experience in educational media. He is founding Director of the University of Maryland, Baltimore Countyâ€™s New Media Studio where he focuses on advancing media literacy and exploring new technologies for learning. He is an affiliate Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Linguistics, teaching courses in intercultural media, television production and digital storytelling.
His current interests are in the areas new media and digital storytelling. He spearheads the Digital Storytelling initiative at UMBC, which partners with the Center for Digital Storytelling (CDS) to promote the integration of digital literacy throughout the curriculum. Shewbridge has led several university community-based collaborative projects including the â€œCharlestown Digital Story Project â€œ which received a 2007 Telly award.
In 2008 the New Media Studio received the New Media Consortiumâ€™s Center of Excellence Award in recognition of UMBCâ€™s digital story work. Bill serves on the NMCâ€™s â€œHorizon Reportâ€ advisory board.
Originally from Frederick County, Maryland, Bill holds a B.A. in History from UMBC, an M.S. in Instructional Design from Towson University, a Certificate in Environmental Studies from the Johns Hopkins University and a Doctorate of Communication Design (D.C.D.) from the University of Baltimore.