Speaker: Beth Harris
April 13-17, 2010
Denver, Colorado, USA

Speakers: Biography

Beth Harris

Founder and Editor, Smarthistory.org
633A President St
Brooklyn NY
11215 USA

Dr. Beth Harris is the co-founder of Smarthistory.org. She currently works at a museum in New York City as Director of Digital Learning. Before that, she was assistant professor of art history at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she taught both online and in the classroom. She also directed FIT's large distance learning program for several years. She is a Victorian Studies specialist and edited and contributed to Famine and Fashion: Needlewomen in the Nineteenth Century (2005). She has presented papers on instructional technology at conferences across the country (including the College Art Association, New Media Consortium, Educause, Merlot, etc.). Dr. Harris has authored essays on teaching with image technology including “The Slide Library: A Posthumous Assessment in the Service of Our Digital Future,” Teaching Art History with Technology: Case Studies (2008). Her work has been cited three times in the New Media Consortium's Horizon Report and together with Steven Zucker, she organized two conferences on using technology to teach with images. She received her Master's degree from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, and her Doctorate in Art History from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Beth will present Educators, Curators and Docents: Creating Interpretive Resources based on Conversation. [Paper]
Beth will lead Mobile Content Workshop - FULL. [Workshop]