Jason earned his Ph.D. in Communications Media and Instructional Technology from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation focused on the presence of media literacy within comment threads responding to CNN.com online articles. He previously earned his M.S. in Library and Information Science from Drexel University and his B.S. in Computer Science and Political Science from Juniata College.
Prior to joining TLOS, Jason worked for eight years at Washington and Lee University as an associate professor and director of technology for the University Library. He was a principle developer of the Digital Culture and Information (DCI) minor, a first-of-its-kind program housed in an academic library. He also built and taught several DCI programming courses including Web Programming for Non-Programmers and Communication Through the Web as well as redeveloping the Database Management course for the Computer Science department. Prior to W&L, Jason worked for fifteen years at Juniata College in various technology-centric roles in both the campus's IT division and the college's library.
His interests focus on the impact of technology on education, particularly in the context of how knowledge is communicated.