Brad Boeke

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Brad Boeke is the associate director of academic computing at Southern Methodist University, where he is expanding the use of  existing and emerging collaborative technologies, such as blogs, wikis, podcasting, interactive video, and other Web 2.0 technologies for academic applications. 

Before joining SMU, he was the director of technology services for American University’s School of Communication, where he managed the school's computing and media production facilities, and spearheaded the transition from an analog to digital production environment. He led numerous hands-on workshops for students and faculty on using low-end tools for high-end results, including web production, digital imaging, and non-linear video editing. 

Previously, Brad served for two years at DePauw University’s Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media as the director of  television operations. In that role, he taught semester-long courses in video production and post production, enabled student and faculty use of professional television production equipment facilities, and led hands-on workshops in multimedia production, non-linear digital video editing, and web authoring for DePauw’s students and faculty. 

His educational background includes a M.A. in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Maryland and a M.S. in Information Technology Management from American University. Throughout his career in higher ed IT, Brad has learned first-hand the value of the library in today's university. He has adopted many library practices to better leverage IT in today's Web 2.0 environment, including the use of standardized metadata to help manage web sites and digital repositories, reference interview techniques to better understand what students and faculty really need, and information literacy as a model for "technology literacy" training.