CV

Here’s what I’ve been up to.

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EDUCATION


2016-present


Educational Psychology and Educational Technology
PhD - Michigan State University, College of Education, East Lansing MI


2012-2015


Educational Technology
MA - Michigan State University, College of Education, East Lansing MI


1999-2003


Mathematics and Sociology
BA - Bucknell University, College of Arts & Sciences, Lewisburg PA

 

AWARDS


2018-19


Summer Research Renewable Fellowship - $6,000/year x 2 years
Michigan State University, College of Education, East Lansing MI


2017


Outstanding Paper Award
SITE International Conference, Austin TX


2014


Best Existing Film
Code for the Kingdom Hackathon, Austin TX


2000-2003


Presidential Fellowship - $20,000/year x 3 years
Bucknell University, Lewisburg PA

 

PUBLICATIONS


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles


Greenhow, C. M., Gleason, B., Marich, H., & Staudt Willet, K. B. (2017). Educating social scholars: Examining novice researchers' practices with social media. Qwerty - Open and Interdisciplinary Journal of Technology, Culture, and Education, 12(2), 30-45. Retrieved from http://www.ckbg.org/qwerty/index.php/qwerty/article/view/269


Journal Articles Submitted for Publication


Greenhalgh, S. P., Staudt Willet, K. B., Rosenberg, J. M., & Koehler, M. J. (under review). Tweet, and we shall find: Using digital methods to locate participants in educational hashtags.


Book Chapters


Staudt Willet, K. B., Koehler, M. J., & Greenhalgh, S. P. (2018). A tweet by any other frame: Three approaches to studying educator interactions on Twitter. In T. J. Bastiaens & G. Marks (Eds.), Education and Information Technology Annual 2018: A Selection of AACE Award Papers (pp. 67-74). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved from http://learntechlib.org/p/182952/ [Invited reprint of conference presentation in edited book]

Staudt Willet, K. B., Koehler, M. J., & Greenhalgh, S. P. (2017). A tweet by any other frame: Comparing three theoretical frameworks for studying educator interactions on Twitter. In L. Liu & D. Gibson (Eds.), Research highlights in technology and teacher education 2017 (pp. 63-70). Waynesville, NC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved from http://www.learntechlib.org/p/180960/ [Invited reprint of conference presentation in edited book]


Conference Presentations


Staudt Willet, K. B. (under review). Cyborg methods: The benefits of mixing human and machine coding.

Staudt Willet, K. B. (under review). Self-promoters, bots, and moderators: Exploring educators’ participatory actions, roles, and culture in Twitter #Edchat .

Staudt Willet, K. B., Greenhalgh, S. P., Rosenberg, J. M., Koehler, M. J. (under review). Won’t you be my neighbor? How education stakeholders use hyperlinks to build information neighborhoods on Twitter.

Staudt Willet, K. B., & Willet, B. D. (2018, October). Look who’s talking: Using human coding to establish a machine learning approach to Twitter education chats. Paper to be presented at the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) Annual Conference 2018, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Greenhalgh, S. P., Staudt Willet, K. B., Rosenberg, J. M., Akcaoglu, M., & Koehler, M. J. (2018, April). Timing is everything: Comparing synchronous and asynchronous modes of Twitter for teacher professional learning. Paper to be presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting 2018, New York, NY.

Greenhow, C. M., Brandon, D. L., Greenhalgh, S. P., Koehler, M. J., Staudt Willet, K. B., & Li, J. (2018, April). Tweeting toward the PhD: Exploring new scholars’ practices with social media. Paper to be presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting 2018, New York, NY.

Staudt Willet, K. B., & Reimer, P. N. (2018, March). The career you save may be your own: Exploring the mathtwitterblogosphere as a community of practice. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Annual Conference 2018, Washington, DC.

Staudt Willet, K. B., Moudgalya, S., Boltz, L. O., Greenhalgh, S. P., & Koehler, M. J. (2018, March). Back to the gaming board: Understanding games and education through board game reviews. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Annual Conference 2018, Washington, DC.

Greenhalgh, S. P., Staudt Willet, K. B., Rosenberg, J. M., & Koehler, M. J. (2017, November). No accounting for theory? The case for an affinity space approach to educational hashtag research. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention 2017, Jacksonville, FL.

Staudt Willet, K. B. (2017, August). When a little blue bird flaps its wings: How Twitter is changing the world. Paper presented at Passion Talks Conference 2017. Google Headquarters, Mountain View, CA.

Greenhow, C., Marich, H., & Staudt Willet, K. B. (2017, March). Social scholars: Re-envisioning graduate education in the age of social media. In P. Resta & S. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2017 (pp. 856-861). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Rosenberg, J., Akcaoglu, M., Staudt Willet, K. B., Greenhalgh, S., & Koehler, M. (2017, March). A tale of two Twitters: Synchronous and asynchronous use of the same hashtag. In P. Resta & S. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2017 (pp. 283-286). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Staudt Willet, K. B., Koehler, M. J., & Greenhalgh, S. P. (2017, March). A tweet by any other frame: Three approaches to studying educator interactions on Twitter. In P. Resta & S. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference 2017 (pp. 1823-1830). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Staudt Willet, K. B. (2016, August). How did we get here? Keynote address at Passion Talks Conference 2016, Fremont, CA.

Staudt Willet, K. B. (2016, August). The strength of the weak ties . Paper presented at Passion Talks Conference 2016, Google Headquarters, Mountain View, CA.

Staudt Willet, K. B. (2015, September). Patterns of online communities. Webinar presented for Indigitous Sessions, online.

Staudt Willet, K. B. (2014, October). My journey into user-centered game design. Paper presented at North American Simulation and Game Association Conference 2014, Baltimore, MD.

Staudt Willet, K. B. (2013, October). Tension: My favorite game mechanic. Paper presented at North American Simulation and Game Association Conference 2013, Sarasota, FL.

Willet, K. B. (2001, February). The shortest closed path on an arithmetic surface. Paper presented at Moravian College Student Mathematics Conference 2001. Bethlehem, PA.


Campus & Departmental Talks


Staudt Willet, K. B. (2017, November). Once more unto the practicum, dear friends: Research lessons from studying social interactions on social media. Talk for EPET program brownbag seminar at Michigan State University: East Lansing, MI.

Staudt Willet, K. B. (2014, March). What games say. Guest lecture for an undergraduate course in Film & Media at Millersville University: Millersville, PA.

 

SERVICE


2018-2019


Graduate Student Representative
Research & Theory Division
Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT)


2018


Assistance with Content Analysis for Doctoral Dissertation
With Colin Terry (Doctoral Candidate)


2017


Science, Technology, & Innovation Track Chair
Conference Executive Committee Member
Conference Program Committee Member
Passion Talks Conference, Mountain View CA


2016


Graduate Student Ad-Hoc Reviewer
With Dr. Christine Greenhow (Faculty Reviewer)
Learning, Media and Technology


2015


Hackathon Mentor Coordinator
Hackathon Core Leadership Team Member
Urbana International Conference, St. Louis MO


2013-2015


Board Member
North American Simulation and Game Association


2014; 2015


Conference Committee Member (Baltimore MD; Seattle WA)
North American Simulation and Game Association

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


2017-present


Graduate Assistant/Instructor - Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, & Special Education
Michigan State University, College of Education - East Lansing, MI

Courses taught:
  • CEP 416 - Teaching & Learning with Technology (Undergraduate)
  • CEP 817 - Learning Technology through Design (Master’s)
  • CEP 820 - Teaching Students Online (Master’s)

2014-2017


Founding National Director - Ministry in Digital Spaces
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA - United States
  • Grew core staff team from 1 to 12
  • Managed 51 projects related to online community building
  • Supervised 8 project leads
  • Hosted, directed, and facilitated 5 think tank gatherings
  • Managed annual budget of $500k
  • Raised over $100k annually from individual donors

2009-2014


Area Director
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA - South Central Pennsylvania
  • Supervised 17 staff
  • Directed 11 conferences for students from 7 colleges
  • Delivered more than 100 talks at 13 different colleges and 8 conferences
  • Designed, developed, and facilitated 3 board/card games for training staff and students
  • Developed and facilitated 30 training seminars for staff and students
  • Raised over $100k annually from individual donors

2008-2009


Associate Area Director
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA - South Central Pennsylvania
  • Supervised 1 staff
  • Trained 4 interns
  • Raised over $100k annually from individual donors

2007-2009


Chapter Planter - Penn State Harrisburg; Lebanon Valley College; Millersville University
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA - South Central Pennsylvania
  • Started chapters at 3 college campuses

2006; 2009-2012


Director - Summer Urban Program
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA - Lancaster PA
  • Designed and facilitated five 6-week immersive, experiential learning programs with undergraduate students
  • Received training in Mexico City, Mexico

2005


Director - Summer Global Program
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA - Manila, Philippines
  • Designed and facilitated a 6-week immersive, experiential learning program with undergraduate students
  • Received training in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2003-2007


Campus Staff Member - Franklin and Marshall College
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA – South Central Pennsylvania
  • Trained, coached, and supported more than 50 different undergraduate student volunteer leaders
  • Participated in a National Chapter Building Cohort (2006–2007)
  • Apprenticed under international students to learn to cook food from Taiwan, China, Thailand, Japan, India, Nigeria, and Ghana
  • Raised over $50k annually from individual donors

2002-2003


Research Assistant - Department of Sociology
Bucknell University, College of Arts & Sciences - Lewisburg, PA
  • Reviewed literature in social psychology and situational identity

2000-2002


Research Assistant - Department of Mathematics
Bucknell University, College of Arts & Sciences - Lewisburg, PA
  • Assisted with research in L-functions and Maass form deformations

2000


Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) - Department of Mathematics
Bucknell University, College of Arts & Sciences - Lewisburg, PA
  • Assisted with research in L-functions and Maass form deformations

1999-2000


Calculus Tutor - Department of Mathematics
Bucknell University, College of Arts & Sciences - Lewisburg, PA

 

FURTHER TRAINING


2017


R Programming
Certificate - Johns Hopkins University on Coursera


2014


Serious Game Design and Research
Graduate Certificate - MSU College of Communication Arts & Sciences


2012


Game Design and Facilitation
Workshop Certificate - The Thiagi Group at NASAGA

 

INTERVIEWS


2016


Prabhakar, E. (2016, November 17). #001: Bret Staudt Willet on ministry in digital spaces. Interview with Bret Staudt Willet for PassionChats podcast.

Stolicker, B. (2016, September 21). Technology: A new way to ministry. Interview with Bret Staudt Willet for Mission Network News.

Stolicker, B. (2016, September 19). Pokemon Go: A modern day well. Interview with Bret Staudt Willet for Mission Network News.

Govier, G. (2016, September 8). Ministry is about meeting people. Interview with Bret Staudt Willet for InterVarsity News.

Stolicker, B. (2016, July 21). Ministry for the digital spaces. Interview with Bret Staudt Willet for Mission Network News.


2014


Watts, M. (2014, August 20). Games do not equal gamification. Interview with Bret Staudt Willet for Indigitous.

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS


Current


AECT (Association for Educational Communication and Technology)
AERA (American Educational Research Association)
AoIR (Association of Internet Researchers)
SITE (Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education)