Immersive & Digital Projects Specialist, Administrative Faculty
Grover Saunders has dedicated his entire career to helping faculty make digital tools an integral and transformative part of their teaching experience. Grover is also a a freelance kung fu instructor, part-time microblogger, an adjunct professor for JMU’s School of Media Arts and Design, and a two-time pie eating champion.
About Academic Engagement
Academic Engagement is a new, public-facing division of the Libraries, under formation now. Departments include Library and Information Services, the Music Library, Research & Education Services, and Digital Scholarship and Distinctive Collections, which includes Digital Projects and Special Collections.
About Digital Projects
We build partnerships with faculty and students to design learning experiences that leverage critical instructional design and critical digital pedagogy. Through the lens of social justice and using equity-based strategies, we support faculty and students as they design, implement, and evaluate digital projects that enhance, transform, and promote scholarship, teaching, and learning.
About Digital Scholarship and Distinctive Collections
We partner across JMU and in the surrounding communities to create, collect, steward, and imaginatively share unique collections in a variety of media types. We leverage the latest technologies and best practices in digital scholarship to support the exploration and understanding of our shared cultural heritage. Our expertise includes rare books, manuscripts, archives, digital archives, primary source instruction, preservation, conservation, digitization, digital pedagogy, and digital and immersive projects. The Digital Scholarship and Distinctive Collections (DSDC) department combines the Digital Projects and Special Collections teams.