Episode 07 – Jon Becker

Scholarship & Educational Policy

As part of our special series on emergent scholarship, Dr. Jon Becker of Virginia Commonwealth University discussed his experiences with emergent scholarship from the varied perspectives of scholar, faculty practitioner, policy developer and administrative support. Emergent scholarship has seen significant engagement since Ernest Boyer’s call for expanding the domain of scholarship, but the support of this scholarship in formal education spaces has not kept up with rate of adoption. What are the various roles and responsibilities for faculty, staff and administrators in supporting, promoting and amplifying the growth of emergent scholarship?


Jon Becker is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University. For four years, he served as the Director of Learning Innovation and Online Academic Programs, and was integral in forming VCU’s Academic Learning Transformation, or ALT, lab. Jon also holds a Juris Doctorate from Boston College Law School, and both his scholarly and practical work exist at the intersection of emergent teaching and public policy. His administrative, scholastic and blogging work can be found at jonbecker.net

About Rolin
Assistant Professor & Director of EdTech & Media at Seattle Pacific University. Consultant w/ RAM TEC. Work with faculty, teach students, explore non-formal learning spaces (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums)

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