Michael Branson Smith is an Assistant Professor of Communications Technology at York College, The City University of New York. He holds a MFA from Tufts University, School of the Museum of Fine Arts and a MS in Chemistry from the University of Chicago (a strange combination he understands). MBS is presently spending a lot of time tinkering with digital storytelling ideas, particularly with the DS106 community, which he presents here in his blog. He is also a multi-media producer of industrial work principally for not-for-profits – including video, artwork, and design.
Besides his creative endeavors, MBS has recently taken the role of Director of Academic Computing and Educational Technology at York College. He is particularly interested in advocating the use of open educational technology and is leading this effort on his campus with a WordPress/Buddypress platform to support eportfolio and to serve as an alternative LMS for classes.
Also MBS is the Outreach Coordinator and part of the Community Team for the CUNY Academic Commons, an online community created by and for all CUNY faculty to connect, collaborate, and create. He spends time working with various faculty groups exploring how they might take advantage of the Commons.
Contact information for Michael Branson Smith can be found on his CUNY Academic Commons Profile Page.
You can learn why Michael Branson Smith has to own his middle name here.