Gregory T. Donovan received his Ph.D. in Environmental Psychology and a certificate in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His research focuses on young people’s everyday development within proprietary ecologies of information and operates at the intersection of urban studies, youth studies, and media studies.
Gregory is an Assistant Professor of Urban Studies at Saint Peter’s University, founder of the OpenCUNY Academic Medium, and Director of Digital Research for Brooklyn’s Public Scholars at the Public Science Project. He is also co-editing (with Suzanne Tamang) a themed issue of The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy on Media and Methods for Opening Education. MORE➧
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
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)
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