Matthew Russell (Ph.D.) supports course development projects and coordinates resources in support of numerous curricular projects. He works with faculty to plan and develop online and blended courses in Canvas, and assists faculty with the development of proects related to instructional improvement and related strategies.
In the FIC, Matthew has helped developed the online instructional resources, Deeper Dive Instructional Guides (DDIG), by designing them within Canvas. He is the primary contact for the "Architecting Online Courses" DDIG. He has designed and consults on the use of "CViz," a curriculum visualization tool available to UT departments and programs. He also coordinates the International Office's five-year Global Classroom initiative in the FIC, providing instructional guidance for intercultural learning and technical guidance as it relates to using online technologies to connect with partner institutions abroad.
At his previous institution, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Matthew was a blended and online course design consultant, lecturer in Comparative Literature, and founding co-director of the UWM Libraries Digital Humanities Lab, where he developed digital archival projects (e.g., Stitching History from the Holocaust). He remains engaged in issues related to developments in the digital humanities as well as conversant with new and emerging tools in digital scholarship. He welcomes the opportunity to provide in-class workshops that introduce educational technologies for students in courses at UT.
Matthew currently teaches in the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas at UT-Austin. He is an experienced instructor of face-to-face, online and blended courses. He has presented at numerous conferences, delivered workshops, published research, and been awarded grants for the use of instructional technologies and strategies.