In between pursuing a doctorate in learning technologies and working as a teaching fellow, Jenny Wakefield ('07, '10 M.S.) mentors students in the Department of Learning Technologies' new online accelerated master's program. Her dedication has earned her a 2013 Joseph E. Pryor Graduate Fellowship from Alpha Chi National College Honor Society.
The fellowship recognizes academic excellence in college juniors, seniors and graduate students. When she's not giving back, Wakefield researches social media, virtual worlds and games and their use in formal higher education learning with her mentor Scott Warren, associate professor of learning technologies. She expects to earn her doctorate in December 2014 and plans to teach instructional design.