About the editors – The Plugged-In Professor

About the editors

Sharmila P. Ferris (FerrisS@wpunj.edu) is Professor in the Department of Communication, and Director of the Master’s in Professional Communication at William Paterson University, U.S.A. She was recently Director for the university’s Center for Teaching Exellence. Her research is in new technologies, bringing an interdisciplinary focus to computer-mediated communication. In this area she has published in a variety of print and electronic journals. She has also published several books: a co-authored book in faculty development, Beyond Survival in the Academy (2003); an edited book, Teaching, Learning, and the Net Generation (2011); several co-edited books: Online Instructional Modeling (2007), Collaborative Teams: Theories, Process and Practice (2005), and Teaching and Learning with Virtual and Collaborative Teams (2004).

Hilary A. Wilder (WilderH@wpunj.edu) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Professional Studies, and the coordinator for the M.Ed. Curriculum and Learning, Learning Technologies concentration at William Paterson University, U.S.A. A Fulbright and IFESH (International Foundation for Education and Self-Help) scholar, her research is in the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in education. Most recently she has been exploring the use of online and social-networking tools to promote writing literacy. She has also been involved in research in the use of technology to facilitate international collaborations as well as the use of ICTs in teacher education programs in developing nations.