Sean is currently Senior Instructor of Learning Design and Technology in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver. He is also the Director of 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 also serves as the Director of Educational Partnerships for Hybrid Pedagogy, the journal of critical digital pedagogy. He co-authored An Urgency of Teachers: the Work of Critical Digital Pedagogy, co-edited Critical Digital Pedagogy: A Collection and Voices of Practice: Narrative Scholarship from the Margins, and is editing the forthcoming book The Critical Instructional Design Reader (due Spring 2022). Sean has contributed to Disrupting Digital Humanities, Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities; MOOCs and their Afterlives: Experiments in Scale and Access in Higher Education; Applied Pedagogies: Strategies for Online Writing Instruction; and Critical Examinations of Distance Education Transformation Across Disciplines.
Sean speaks internationally on matters of critical pedagogy, digital community, progressive education, social justice, and the role of imagination in learning and teaching. His work has been featured on National Public Radio, in The Guardian, Times Higher Ed, Inside Higher Ed, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Izvestia, and numerous other publications and podcasts. Sean has been consulted by institutions and corporations on matters of digital pedagogy, including the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Udacity, Instructure, Experientia, Cengage, the City University of New York, HASTAC, the University of Delaware, the American University in Cairo, Warwick University and The Open University, among others.
He received his M.A. in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder.