Mike Blum

eLearning Specialist and Program Manager

Office: Morton Hall 119
Phone: 757-879-5463
Email: [[mxblum]]

Year Started at W&M: 2001

Background: I started my relationship with the College as a student in the Master's Program in English Literature and worked as an editorial assistant at Eighteenth-Century Life Academic Journal. I also have a Master's in Medieval English Literature from the University of Virginia, where I worked on the Piers Plowman project, where I combined my interest in technology and paleography in both interpreting and machine coding the Medieval English manuscript. From there, I taught English literature at William & Mary, the University of Virginia, and Thomas Nelson Community College before beginning my tenure as an academic technologist here at the College.

Favorite Types of Projects: My favorite type of projects are ones that combine storytelling and technology. Helping faculty and students to tell their stories through building media rich websites, maps, videos, you name it. I love sharing stories and helping others share them in compelling, innovative ways.

Personal Interests: I love nature and would probably prefer to be hiking right now. I might even use one of my favorite apps to map the trail and post images and info from the hike. I'm in the Virginia Master Naturalists Program, whose goal is to champion conservation and education efforts across the Commonwealth.