Tona Hangen

Online Persona Workshop

This presentation. “Building Your Online Professional Persona” is for the Worcester State Center for Teaching and Learning Winter Institute, January 11, 2011. Repeated for the CTL on 2/22/11, 3/9/11, during the WSU Summer Faculty Institute in May 2011, and as needed in the 2011-2012 academic year.



Academics  with strong online personas – examples from the humanities

Programs and Resources I Mentioned in the Talk:

Higher Ed Social Networking:

TWITTER – Just Starting?

Try following…


Any and all from my public list of “Must Follows” for new higher ed Twitter users

Further Reading:

§ Roger Whitson, “The Ins and Outs of a Professional Academic Website,” The Professor Is In, 2/7/12.

§ Miriam Posner, Brian Croxall, and Steward Varner, “Creating Your Web Presence: A Primer for Academics,” ProfHacker, 2/14/11,

§ The Sociological Imagination, “Creating a Successful Online Presence” (a Prezi) 7 March 2012

§ Katy Meyers, “Manage Your Digital Identity,” GradHacker, 3/19/13

§ Eric Stoller, “Blogging at yourname[dot]com” Inside Higher Ed’s Blog U, 1/23/11

§  Nate Kreuter, “Professional Presence on the Interwebs,” 3×3 in Cullowhee, 10/11/10

§  Chronicle of Higher Education Forum topic, 10/3/10 “How Does One Establish a (Professional) Online Presence?”

§  Chronicle of Higher Education, Dean Dad: Ask the Administrator, 8/6/09, “Social Media and Academic Careers”

§  Jenica P. Rogers, “Speakers Notes, IOLUG Presentation 11/13/09: Yes, You Are Speaking in Public: Some Implications of Building a Personal and Professional Online Presence, ” Attempting Elegance

§  Jason Fitzpatrick, “Establish and Maintain Your Online Identity,” LifeHacker Australia, 5/6/10

§  Dave Parry, “Be Online or Be Irrelevant,” AcademHack blog, 1/11/10

§  Jason B. Jones, “Your Digital Calling Card: About.Me,” ProfHacker blog, 11/19/10

§  Donald E. Hall, The Academic Self: An Owner’s Manual (Ohio State U Press, 2002).

§  Ernesto Priego, “Your Brain on Computers: Some Notes on Twitter as an Open Research Community,” HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaborative) Blog, 11/29/10,

§ Phil Agre, “Networking on the Network,” UCLA Department of Information Studies, 2002.

§ Dan Schawbel, “5 Reasons Why Your Online Presence will Replace Your Resume in 10 Years,” Forbes, 21 February 2011,

§ Dan Cohen, “The Ivory Tower and the Open Web,” Video of a plenary talk at the Coalition for Networked Information, Washington DC, December 2010.

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