Follow Harvard Extension Faculty on Twitter
Twitter recently filed paperwork to prepare for its initial public offering (IPO). The time seems ripe for the picking as more and more users (230 million) are turning to the microblogging platform to communicate, including Extension School instructors and other Harvard entities.
The following list is a good start for Extension School students looking for the latest community news and events. Check back often for updates!
Computer science and digital media
@hpfister: Professor Hanspeter Pfister loves data and creating meaningful visualizations of the growing amount and complexity of data that is produced by our everyday human activity. He teaches two courses that address how we learn from, communicate, and interpret data: Data Science and Visualization.
@jen4web: Jen Kramer knows a quality website when she sees one. She offers tips and advice on web development and communication via Twitter, and much more in her spring course Introduction to Web Content Management Systems Site Development. Check out Kramer’s insights on her blog and her instructional videos on lynda.com.
@josephficara: Lecturer Joe Ficara tweets about software news and trends and teaches Essential Windows 8, WinRT Modern UI App Development.
@susanBuck: Lecturer Susan Buck is a leader of the tech pack. As the co-creator of Codagogy and co-founder of Web Start Women, she promotes the growth of women in the industry. She also manages to teach the fall course Dynamic Web Applications, open to all.
@VisualRhetoric: Digital whiz Marlon Kuzmick shares the latest on communicating and storytelling in the digital era. This spring, hone your visual literacy in Multimedia Communication: Introduction to Digital Storytelling.
Education and technology
Andy Engelward, director of the Mathematics for Teaching Graduate Program, has started a new math for teaching blog, inspired by his conversations with students about math and the art of teaching and learning.
@kburtonjones: Assistant director of the Graduate Program in Museum Studies, Kathy Burton Jones tweets on all things museum-related, with a side of tennis. For more on the former, check out her spring course Using Technology to Support the Nonprofit Mission.
@staciecgreen and @denisesnyder: Co-instructors Stacie Green and Denise Snyder tweet about current developments in their fall course, Introduction to Instructional Design and how to use technology to improve learning outcomes.
Environment and health
@dropeik: Follow David Ropeik, instructor for Critical Thinking about Environmental and Public Health Issues in the spring, for his latest articles and insights on risk perception. You can also subscribe to his blog, How Risky Is It, Really?
@pknewby: Tag along with Dr. P.K. Newby, co-instructor for the popular fall online course From Farm to Fork: Why What You Eat Matters for the latest on nutrition science and food’s impact on the environment. Bonus tweets: tasty recipes from her blog, The Nutrition Doctor Is in the Kitchen.
@Planetreboot: Megan Epler Wood shares news about sustainable business and tourism initiatives from around the world. She teaches Environmental Management of International Tourism Development and International Development of Sustainable Economies in the fall semester and January term, respectively.
@CJRobichaud: For a liberal dose of public policy, ethics, pop culture, and more, follow along with instructor Christopher Robichaud. He also wins best course title of the year for his spring course Ignorance, Lies, Hogwash, and Humbug: On Truth and Knowledge in Democracies.
@TheWarRoom_Tom: Follow instructor Tom Nichols for amusing and insightful tweets on international affairs and politics. He also blogs over at The War Room and teaches the spring course Popular Culture and US Foreign Policy During the Cold War.
@HarvardJOUR147: Formerly of The New York Times and Harvard Magazine, instructor Cathy Chute (@CChute) tweets about the latest media business news and challenges. Learn more this spring in Media Management and Marketing: New Business Models in an Evolving Industry.
@mbebinger: Author and reporter Martha Bebinger covers healthcare for local NPR station WBUR 90.9 FM and has launched two social health networks. This spring she teaches News Reporting for the Web, Print, and other Platforms.
Management, marketing, and strategy
@AndrewsMargaret and @DaynaJCatropa: Co-instructors for the fall course Strategic Management, you’ll find Margaret Andrews and Dayna Catropa buzzing about business and higher education. You can also subscribe to their blog, StratEDgy.
@Exp_Mark: As a professor of economic strategy, Mark Esposito takes a holistic view into how organizations and individuals often look at the world, assess problems, and invent solutions. Students are currently exploring new approaches and strategies with him this fall in Modern Dilemmas in the Corporation in the Twenty-First Century.
@rickbrenner: Rick Brenner tweets about workplace politics, teamwork, and conflict. And in Spreadsheet Models for Managers this fall, he’s teaching valuable project management skills to help students keep pace with workplace changes and development.
@stuckeycm: Follow Carol Stuckey for the latest in marketing trends. She also teaches Services Marketing and Management Strategies and Digital Marketing: Social Media and Online Strategies, in the fall and spring, respectively.
@WDavidPower: Dave Power shares the latest on business innovation and growth. Follow his tweets or take his spring course, Strategic Management of Growth Companies, to learn more. You can also subscribe to his blog, Barriers to Growth.
@DrShelleyCarson: From creativity to abnormality, Dr. Shelley Carson tweets on a variety of topics in psychology. You can also find her blogging on Life as Art and teaching Psychological Resilience this January.
Speech and communications
@fwhite66: A long-time development consultant, Frank White’s tweets span everything from space exploration and human evolution to fundraising. Learn more down-to-earth philanthropic strategies this spring in Development Communications.
@stevendcohen: No um’s, ah’s, or likes here. Instructor Steven D. Cohen delivers engaging tweets in 140 characters or less. Learn how to speak powerfully in Oral Communication in the Workplace this spring.
@HESATweets: Follow the student government arm of the Extension School for the latest events and opportunities to connect with your fellow students.
@hgcouncil: Meet and connect with students from all 12 Harvard schools through the Harvard Graduate Council’s events.
@HarvardOCS: Need help with résumé writing, interviews, networking, or graduate school applications? The staff in the Office of Career Services tweet out tips and upcoming workshops.
@GrossmanLibrary: Have a research question? Ask the Extension School librarians!
@HarvardExtAlum: Follow your alumni association for the latest events, resources, and ways to stay involved in your student community.
@harvardcoop: Tune in for author events and book deals from Harvard’s 131-year-old bookstore.
@HarvardSquare: Follow the Harvard Square Business Association for the latest news, events, tasty treats, and deals in and around bustling Harvard Square.
@Harvard: Follow the University’s feed for everything Harvard—updates on teaching, research, life, and learning.
And of course, @HarvardEXT will keep you up on the latest Extension School news, faculty, stories, and events.
If you’ve come across other Harvard faculty and resources on Twitter, share them in the comments below.