GTD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies as well as Director of the New Media and Digital Design Program at Fordham University. He is also a founding coordinator of the Fordham Digital Scholarship Consortium and co-chair of the Mapping (In)Justice Symposium: Digital Theory and Praxis for Critical Scholarship.
Donovan’s research explores the mutual shaping of people, place, and proprietary media, and how to reorient such shaping toward more just and meaningful publics. He is the author of Canaries in the Data Mine: Understanding the Proprietary Design of Youth Environments, co-editor of Issue 5 of The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy: Media and Methods for Opening Education, and a founder of the OpenCUNY Academic Medium. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Psychology with a doctoral certification in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy from the CUNY Graduate Center.