photograph of Celeste against red wallI’m Dr. Celeste Tường Vy Sharpe, the Academic Technologist for Instructional Technology at Carleton College, exploring the vast playground of technology in education and research. I earned my PhD in History from George Mason University in Fall 2016. Previously, I was a Penn Predoctoral Fellow for Excellence Through Diversity at the University of Pennsylvania and I worked at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media on a number of projects in the Education and Public Projects divisions.

When my AT hat is on, I’m interested in student engagement, adaptive learning, blended and online education, scholarship for teaching and learning, and universal design for learning. I look forward to working on a wide range of projects across the disciplines at Carleton!

When I put my historian hat on, my interests lie in visual culture and the construction of social identities. My born-digital dissertation is titled “They Need You! Disability, Visual Culture, and the Poster Child, 1945-1980,” and looks at how charitable organizations, disabled children and their families, and the public understood and shaped ideas about disability, identity, philanthropy, family, and the nation after WWII. My next digital history project will be based on oral histories of palliative care workers about the development of hospice care in the US from the 1960s to the present day.