|Richard Holeton is a writer, education consultant, and Assistant Vice Provost for Learning Environments, Emeritus, at Stanford University, following a 30-year career as an educator and academic technology leader. |
Previously he served as Senior Director of Learning Environments, Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, and Director of Academic Computing Services, Stanford Libraries. He's taught writing at Cañada College, San Francisco State University, and Stanford, where he was a lecturer for 12 years in the English Department and writing program, helping pioneer digital and networked pedagogies and the design of technology-rich learning spaces.
Holeton is author of the critically-recognized hypertext novel Figurski at Findhorn on Acid, republished in 2021 in a 20th-anniversary archival and contemporary edition by Washington State University's Electronic Literature Lab. His creative work includes other widely exhibited electronic and multimedia literature; short stories nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best American Short Stories; and experimental poetry. He's been awarded writing fellowships from MacDowell, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Brown Foundation/Dora Maar House, the California Arts Council, and the Henfield Foundation/Transatlantic Review Award.
As an education scholar, Holeton has published research and book chapters, delivered presentations and keynotes, and edited college writing textbooks on multicultural and information age themes. He served for six years as co-leader of the EDUCAUSE Learning Space Design Community Group and four years on the Board of Directors for the New Media Consortium. Beginning in the 2010s, he co-created and co-authored versions 1, 2, and 3 of the widely-used Learning Space Rating System (EDUCAUSE). He has consulted on learning space design for architectural firms and higher education clients.
Holeton received his BA from Stanford University and MA and MFA degrees from San Francisco State University. He lives on the San Mateo County coast near Half Moon Bay, California.
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