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Stephanie J. Blackmon

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Get to Know Me

Something that excites me in my field...
I'm excited about leveraging my work to help address critical issues such as trust and privacy implications for technology integration; technological development that prioritizes inclusion, access, and collaboration; and expansion experiential learning opportunities in technology and cybersecurity.

Another researcher I admire...
My mentor, Dr. Claire Major, who is a leading college/university teaching and learning researcher both nationally and internationally. Her works on qualitative research methods and technology use in college/university teaching and learning have been incredibly valuable to my work and to the field in general.

Something I learned in my research this year that surprised me...
The privacy implications of technology use for some people in the disability community can vary drastically based on disability type, which could create greater risks for some should data breaches occur.

My hidden talent...
I do music (voice, woodwind, piano, strings, etc.). My most recent instrument is the violin. I've been playing violin consistently for about four years.

Current University
The College of William & Mary

Research Area
Workforce development

Research Summary
Stephanie J. Blackmon’s research explores the qualitative experiences people have with technology integration in higher education and professional development settings, trust and privacy in learning and data analytics use, and trust and privacy with the use of internet-connected devices such as wearable technology, mobile technology, and in-home technology.

The goal of her work is to move research to practice, particularly as it relates to the improvement of technology use and technology development.

Blackmon is an associate professor in the William & Mary School of Education. She teaches qualitative research courses and courses related to college and university teaching and learning, with a particular emphasis on areas such as technology integration and experiential learning.

Blackmon has co-developed a framework for interdisciplinary learning analytics use and has led interdisciplinary research teams on work related to the experiences people with disabilities have with trust and internet-connected devices. She has also led or participated in other projects, both discipline specific and interdisciplinary, related to technology broadly, technology in teaching and learning, and the implications of technology integration for trust and privacy.

Blackmon is currently an Associate Professor of Higher Education in the William & Mary School of Education.

Alma Mater
University of Alabama