As Vice President, Academics, Sean leads Course Hero’s educator team and initiatives including partnerships with faculty, development of Course Hero’s educator platform and the creation of educator-focused content, events and workshops. Sean brings 20 years of experience in academia to Course Hero and is an expert in student-centered learning and critical digital pedagogy.
Prior to joining Course Hero, Sean was a Senior Instructor in Learning, Design, and Technology at the University of Colorado Denver. He also co-founded Digital Pedagogy Lab, an international professional development gathering for educators committed to issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, critical digital pedagogy, and imagining a new future for education. Sean co-authored An Urgency of Teachers: the Work of Critical Digital Pedagogy, and has co-edited and contributed to a number of other written works and examinations. He regularly speaks at industry-leading events on the topics of critical pedagogy, digital community, progressive education, social justice, and the role of imagination in learning and teaching. Sean’s work has been featured on National Public Radio, The Guardian, Times Higher Ed, Inside Higher Ed, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and numerous other publications and podcasts. He received his M.A. in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder.