Mark Gammon is a sociologist, researcher, and educator who is interested in the intersection of people and technology. A Boulder native, Mark graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Sociology. He completed a Master’s in Student Affairs in Higher Education from the University of Maryland and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts where his research focused on college students and the implications of emerging technologies on their social interactions and relationships.
Between stints at CU-Boulder as an Academic Technology Consultant and Researcher, Mark has worked as a Social Media Manager in the technology sector and most recently as a Teaching and Learning Technology Strategist at the University of British Columbia. His interests and research areas include identity in technologically mediated contexts, social networks, digital media literacy, and the affordances of technology for teaching and learning. Mark follows emerging technologies and almost always has an app or tool to recommend. However, despite this minor obsession with shiny new possibilities, he is most interested in how people interact with technology and integrate it into their lives.
Between occasional tweeting and instagramming, Mark can be found traveling and snapping pictures, spending time with friends and family, and enjoying a cup of Earl Grey.