Ben is interested in most current and emergent technologies as well as traditional and experimental approaches to teaching, collaboration and research. He’s presented on a wide range of topics at instructional design and technology conference venues in the US and Canada. Since 2007, he’s worked as an instructional technologist at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. Prior to that, he was an instructional designer at the TLT Center at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. Ben worked as a research technologist and web designer in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State University from 1999-2005. He received a B.A. in French Language and Literature and a M.Ed. in Instructional Systems Design from Penn State University. Fluent in French, Ben spent nearly five years working and teaching in France. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, photography, home improvement projects, cooking and traveling. While employed at Skidmore College, any views expressed herein are his own and do not reflect those of his employer.