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Professor Kathleen Fitzpatrick Named "Tech Innovator" by The Chronicle of Higher Education

Professor of Media Studies Kathleen Fitzpatrick has been named one of “12 Tech Innovators Who Are Transforming Campuses,” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, for her pioneering work advocating open peer review. Fitzpatrick, who is on leave for 2011-12, is currently serving as the Modern Language Association’s Director of Scholarly Communication. The Feb. 26 Chronicle story “An Academic Hopes to Take the MLA Into the Social Web” discusses her path to tech innovator and her work to develop a bloglike online forum to let the organization’s 30,000-plus scholars share ideas and openly conduct peer review. The online community will also include some social media features. 

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