There's A Lot More Going on Behind That Screen

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Moving learners from external to internal motivation and how the developmental process plays out online.

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Paul Gordon Brown is a speaker and educator specializing in student learning and development’s intersection with technology, social media and design. Paul has over 15 years of professional experience in higher education and student affairs in a diverse array of functional areas from entry-level to senior-level administrative roles and has served as an instructor in the Boston College and Merrimack College Higher Education programs. Paul currently serves as the Director of Curriculum, Training, and Research for the higher education technology software company, Roompact, and conducts research on social media’s impact on college student development and identity. An experienced presenter, Paul has had accepted and given over 50 refereed presentations at international and regional conferences. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the State University of New York College at Geneseo, a Master of Science degree in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University, and in 2016 defended his doctoral dissertation at Boston College. Paul currently serves on the Governing Board of the ACPA—College Student Educators International, as a faculty member for the Residential Curriculum Institute and on the ACPA Presidential Task Force on Social and Digital Technology and Higher Education. His latest book is a collaboration with Erik Qualman as a contributing author to 'What Happens On Campus Stays on YouTube.' A work that educates college students on the new realities of living online lives. Now available on Amazon. Find out more at and follow along at @paulgordonbrown.