About Gregory T. Donovan, Ph.D.

GTDGregory T. Donovan’s research focuses on the mutual shaping of people, place, and media. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Psychology with a certification in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy from the CUNY Graduate Center, is a founder of the OpenCUNY Academic Medium, a researcher at the Public Science Project, and co-editor (with Suzanne Tamang) of Issue 5 of The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy: Media and Methods for Opening Education. Beginning fall 2014, Gregory will be an Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University.

Gregory’s research looks specifically at young people’s everyday participation and development within proprietary media ecologies. His work is guided by an ontological and epistemological stance that assumes space, media, and knowledge are most just and meaningful when collaboratively produced and governed. In May 2013 Gregory spoke on behalf of his fellow graduates at the CUNY Graduate Center’s Forty-Ninth Doctoral Commencement and argued for the importance of critical inquiry and public scholarship in building more just information societies.

 

PROJECTS

MyDigitalFootprint.ORG

The MyDigitalFootprint.ORG Project conducted participatory action design research (PADR) with NYC youth to understand & engage their everyday experiences growing up with proprietary media. The methods & media developed during this project serve as the empirical core of MyDigitalFootprint.ORG: Young People & the Proprietary Ecologies of Everyday Data.

ROLE: Principal Investigator
MYDIGITALFOOTPRINT.ORG

MyDigitalFootprint.ORG
OpenCUNY Academic Medium

OpenCUNY is a student-based, open source, and participatory academic medium at the CUNY Graduate Center. OpenCUNY has facilitated interactive environments for student organizations, courses and workshops, student-run conferences, graduate research, health initiatives, student activism, personal websites, and an array of Doctoral Students’ Council initiatives.

ROLE: Founder, Former Coordinator (2008-2013)
OPENCUNY.ORG

OpenCUNY Academic Medium
Situated Informatics

Situated Informatics works with academics, artists, and activists to design open information environments and social media strategies that accommodate their situated interests and concerns.

ROLE: Founder
SITUATEDINFO.COM

Situated Informatics
Brooklyn's Public Scholars

Brooklyn's Public Scholars is a partnership between the CUNY Graduate Center's Public Science Project and Kingsborough Community College. Through social media, collaborative online mapping tools, interactive learning modules, and participatory action research the BPS Platform supports community-based teaching and engaged scholarship around critical urban issues facing students and communities in Brooklyn.

ROLE: Director of Digital Research
BKPUBLICSCHOLARS.ORG

Brooklyn