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Ryan Brazell
Academic Technology Consultant - Social Sciences Liaison (Education, Geography, Journalism, Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology, Rhetoric and Communication Studies)
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Ryan Brazell is the social science liaison for the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. His major responsibilities include managing the UR Blogs ecosystem and developing the department's geospatial support offerings. Ryan is also a student in VCU's Digital Sociology degree program, and his research applies informed and enthusiastic consent principles to issues of digital surveillance, privacy, and data ethics and ownership within higher education.

Presentations

Guss, S., Bell, L., Brazell, R. (2018, May). A grassroots approach to building a holistic service model at a liberal arts institution. Presented at the meeting of the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST), Montreal, QC.

Brazell, R. (2017, July). The balancing act: Maintaining a secure, usable WordPress multisite network. Presented at the meeting of WPCampus, Sarasota, FL.

Brazell, R. (2016, October). Beyond the blog: Creative uses of WordPress in the classroom. Workshop presented at the University of Richmond, Richmond, VA.

Brazell, R. (2015, May). UMW Datacamp ’15. Workshop presented at the University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA.

Brazell, R., Burtis, M., Groom, J. (2014, December). Bags of gold: Rethinking literacy, scholarship, and identity in the digital age. Poster session presented at the meeting of Leading Change, Charlottesville, VA.

Sawhill, B., Brazell, R. (2014, April). Turn on, tune in, make radio. Presented at the meeting of the Southwest Association for Language Learning Technology (SWALLT), Los Angeles, CA.

Brazell, R. (2013, October). Using technology to support your leadership goals. Presented at the meeting of the UMW Student Leadership Colloquium, Stafford, VA.

Brazell, R. (2012, May). View from the ground level. Presented at the meeting of the UCSF Information Technology Forum, San Francisco, CA.

Azzam, A., Brazell, R., McClelland, S. (2011, May). Leveraging technology for education. Presented at the meeting of the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators, San Francisco, CA.

Sawhill, B., Brazell, R. (2009, May). Fear 2.0: How the academy is getting in the way of language learning. Presented at the meeting of the International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT), Atlanta, GA. 

Professional Experience
Academic Technology Consultant for the Social Sciences (2015-present)
University of Richmond
Instructional Technology Specialist (2013-2015)
University of Mary Washington
Learning Technologies Consultant (2008-2013)
UC San Francisco
Educational Technology Specialist (2005-2008)
Oberlin College 
Institutional Service

Member. (2018 - present). Geospatial Strategy Committee. University of Richmond, Richmond, VA.

Subcommittee Chair. (2018). Geospatial Strategy Committee. University of Richmond, Richmond, VA.

Member. (2018). GIS Technician Search Committee. University of Richmond, Richmond, VA.

Member. (2017 - 2018). Social Science Librarians Boot Camp Planning Committee. University of Richmond, Richmond, VA.

Co-Chair. (2017). GIS for A&S Committee. University of Richmond, Richmond, VA.

Member. (2017). Trans Inclusion Policy Committee. University of Richmond, Richmond, VA.

Member. (2016 - 2017). Academic Technology Consultant Search Committee. University of Richmond, Richmond, VA.

Community Service

Facilitator. (2015 - present). Transgender Youth Group. Side by Side (formerly ROSMY), Richmond, VA.

Member. (2017 - present). Youth and Program Services Committee. Side by Side (formerly ROSMY), Richmond, VA.

Co-Founder, Founding Member. (2014 - 2016). Alumni Leadership Council. Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH.

Co-Founder. (2014 - 2016). Multicultural Alumni Leadership Council. Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH.

Co-Founder, Founding Co-Chair. (2014 - 2015). Queer@UMW. University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA.

Member. (2014 - 2015). Center for Teaching Excellence & Innovation Advisory Committee. University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA.

Member. (2014 - 2015). Social Media @ UMW Committee. University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA.

Chair. (2009 - 2016). Oberlin Lambda Alumni Steering Committee. Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH.

Chair. (2013 - 2014). Oberlin Lambda Alumni Reunion Planning Committee. Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH.

Member. (2012 - 2014). Alumni Executive Board. Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH.

President. (2011 - 2014). Board of Directors. Southwest Association for Language Learning Technology, San Francisco, CA.

Chair. (2009 - 2013). Collaborative Learning Environment Users Group. UC San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.

President. (2008 - 2010). Board of Directors. IdeasUnleashed, Elyria, OH.

Education
M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University, expected 2020
Digital Sociology
B.A., Oberlin College 2005
English and History
Contact Information
337 Boatwright Library
(804) 287-6657
804-287-1887 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Digital Sociology
Geospatial Mapping and Visualization
Privacy, Ethics, and Consent
Web Publishing