Sheryl Barnes

Associate Director, Educational & Scholarly Technology Services

Phone: 617 627-5858
Fax: 617 627-3667
Address: Educational & Scholarly Technology Services
University Information Technology (UIT)
16 Dearborn Road
Tufts University
Somerville, MA 02144
What I do:
I work with colleagues to help faculty and the university as a whole leverage technology to improve teaching, learning, and scholarship across all eight schools at Tufts. We support instructional technology integration across the curriculum and help faculty, academic programs, and administrative colleagues articulate and address teaching challenges through the implementation of educational technology solutions.
Education & Background:
Prior to joining Tufts, in October, 2007, I served as webmaster at Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum. In this capacity, I led an array of technology selection, design, development, and implementation projects, introduced a course management system, and supported faculty use of that system. As a Proctor of long standing in a freshman dorm at Harvard College, I assist students in their transitions from high school into college by helping them understand the undergraduate curriculum and connecting them with faculty and other resources to support their learning.I received my Ed.M. in Technology in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and my B.A. in Biology & Society/Government from Cornell University.
Presentations & Publication:
“Engaged and Relevant –Leveraging Popular Culture Websites to Overcome Student Barriers to Success,” co-presented with Kathleen Merrigan, Assistant Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy & Director of the Agriculture, Food and Environment Program, Tufts University, 2007.”Equity Online,” Northeast Regional Computing Program, 2006.”Growing Your Garden Online—Developing the Arnold Arboretum’s Website, 1997-2005″ American Association of Botanic Gardens, New England Regional Conference, 2005.”South Central China and Tibet: Hotspot of Diversity“, Arnold Arboretum digitization project, written up in Science, Vol. 300, 6 June 2003.