Public Scholar Academy

Helping you make the transition to the digital world

get the skills you need today

The world is changing rapidly. Even though you’re an expert in your field, you may lack the skills, training and mindset to be able to manage the demands of being fully online.

I believe that ideas matter. Good ideas can change the world for the better. But, those good ideas won’t reach the world if they’re locked in an ivory tower.  Share those ideas with the widest possible audience in ways that count.

That’s where Public Scholar Academy can help.


what you'll learn

How to Set Up Your Platform & Plan for Teaching Online

Being a scholar online, whether teaching students or sharing your research, can be confusing, overwhelming even.  I’ve been working in the online world since the early days of the Internet (1990’s), and I’ll help you figure out a digital strategy that makes sense for you now.


How to Manage Your Time

One of the biggest concerns scholars have about adopting digital technologies for teaching or sharing their research is that it takes too much time.  When you work with me, I’ll help you establish time-saving work flows that meet your day-to-day needs. 






How to Make Your Work Count

You probably became an expert in your field in order to make a difference in the world. Or, maybe you simply want to figure out how to reach students through online learning. Or, perhaps you want to get tenure. Whatever your goals are, you want your work to count. But it can be daunting to know how to make digital work “count” in legacy institutions and in the world beyond. When you work with me, I’ll show you how to make your work count in ways that matter to you.

How to Protect Yourself (& Others)

These are challenging times. At a time when most academics are moving to some form of online learning, the far-right sees an opportunity in this for undermining higher education through online attacks. These have real consequences offline. When you work with me, I’ll show you how to protect yourself (& others) in the current moment, and what to do if you become a target.




Move Out of Overwhelm and Confusion

You are an expert in your field. Now you’re faced with sudden demands to make your work digital. There is a flood of information out there, and it can feel overwhelming and confusing. What do you need to teach online? And how do you go about being a scholar in an online world with so many new dangers? How does any of this make sense in our institutions? And where will you find the time? 

I can help.