Martha Burtis is Director of the Digital Knowledge Center at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. In this role, she oversees a peer tutoring program that supports students at UMW who are engaged in digital projects. Prior to working as the DKC Director, she served as Special Projects Coordinator in UMW’s Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies, helping administer various faculty and student development projects, including the Online Learning Initiative and Domain of One’s Own. She has also taught classes in various programs and departments across the University in digital storytelling and digital identity. In 2011, she helped originate the online digital storytelling community known as #ds106.
She has worked in higher education for over 15 years, previously serving as director of DTLT and as director of Web development at the University of Montana. She holds a masters degree in instructional technology and media from Teachers College, Columbia University.
In Martha‘s talk at the DMLL Expo 2016 she shared her expertise in balancing strategic thinking , technical prowess, and innovative approaches to teaching and learning technologies.