Gardner is known for his ability to make space for the unexpected in learning, for his passion for the gently-nurtured epiphany, and for his uncanny skill at weaving Paradise Lost metaphors into conversations about higher education. He lives at the lively intersection of the human, the technological, the artistic, and the unknown, and he has been an urgent and critical voice for the value of intellectual thinking, the liberal arts, and learner-driven educational environments in today’s university. As a speaker, Gardner is inspiring, smart, and provocative, and his work has changed the shape of teaching in learning in the United States and beyond.
Gardner Campbell is currently Associate Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. For nearly three years he served as Vice Provost for Learning Innovation & Student Success and Dean of the University College. Gardner has worked with and studied teaching technologies for over twenty-five years. He has served as a member of numerous advisory boards as well as the governing board of the New Media Consortium. (Center for Transformation).