Jeff Emanuel is Associate Director of Academic Technology at Harvard University. Prior to this, he was a founding member of HarvardX, Harvard University's presidential initiative in digital teaching, learning, and research. He has served as the inaugural HarvardX Fellow and inaugural Senior Fellow, leading in the design and development of online learning experiences, software applications, and pedagogical
Jeff Emanuel is Associate Director of Academic Technology at Harvard University. Prior to this, he was a founding member of HarvardX, Harvard University's presidential initiative in digital teaching, learning, and research. He has served as the inaugural HarvardX Fellow and inaugural Senior Fellow, leading in the design and development of online learning experiences, software applications, and pedagogical strategies in support of innovation in teaching, learning, and research on campus and online.
Jeff also holds an appointment as CHS Fellow in Aegean Archaeology and Prehistory at Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies, researching naval warfare and the development of maritime technology with a focus on the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean during the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages.
An experienced leader, consultant, and strategist, Jeff is also managing partner and president emeritus of Lighthouse Strategies and Consulting, a digital strategy and development firm based in Boston, DC, and Chicago, and he has worked as a senior consultant, project manager, technical lead, and digital strategist for companies and clients (businesses, nonprofits, and campaigns) from the Beltway to the Rockies.
Jeff studied Classical Archaeology at the University of Georgia, where he also served as a leadership fellow with the Center for International Trade and Security, and Social and Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology at Harvard. He also holds an Associate's degree in Information Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force.
A veteran of the US Air Force, Jeff served in Korea in 2002 and Iraq in 2003. He returned to Iraq in 2007 as a civilian journalist, reporting for several newspapers, magazines, and websites. He has been published by CBS News, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal, among many others, and has appeared on several television and radio programs.
Associate Director of Academic Technology @ Lead the instructional support and outreach team of the Academic Technology Group (ATG), a dynamic division of Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) that supports technologies for teaching and learning throughout the Faculty of Arts and Sciences through consultation, creative problem solving, and technological development. This team is responsible for actively engaging with both the technology and instructional support communities at Harvard and beyond; constantly expanding expertise to new instructional and research technologies; and developing strong working relationships with faculty, teaching staff, and instructional support and administrative colleagues. Help faculty and support staff to find and make effective use of Harvard’s resources by developing and maintaining a strong understanding of instructional support and other services.
Responsibilities associated with this role include:
● Providing leadership in educational technology needs assessment, client consultation, communications and outreach, and evaluation
● Managing the group's consulting and support services, and overseeing communications and outreach efforts to faculty, teaching staff, and students
● Tracking, coordinating, and reporting on instructional support activities
● Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with key instructional support, IT, and administrative partners
● Maintaining ATG’s web presence, communication plans, and other outreach activities. From August 2015 to Present (5 months) CHS Fellow in Aegean Archaeology and Prehistory @ Research focus on maritime affairs in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean during the transition from the Late Bronze to the Early Iron Age (Late Helladic IIIB-C), with particular emphasis on naval warfare, the development and spread of maritime technology, and the role of the so-called 'Sea Peoples' in this key transitional period.
Publications, conference presentations, lectures, and edited volumes are available at http://scholar.harvard.edu/emanuel and https://harvard.academia.edu/JeffEmanuel (links below)
Additional roles and involvement include:
● Society for American Archaeology (SAA) media relations committee member
● Gene Stuart Award Committee member (SAA)
● The Humanities and Technology Camp (“THATCamp”) Harvard 2014 (co-organized with Digital Futures Consortium at Harvard)
● “Thinking with your Eyes: Visualizing the Arts, Humanities & Sciences,” a Symposium held at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Feb. 27-28, 2014 (co-organized with Digital Futures Consortium at Harvard)
● “Digital Futures: The NOW Edition,” a Workshop held at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Nov. 13, 2013 (co-organized with Digital Futures Consortium at Harvard)
● Crossroads II, or There and Back Again: 2nd International Conference on Relations between Egypt, the Aegean, the Levant, and the Sudan in the 2nd and 1st Millennia B.C.E.
● Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology: 21st Century Archaeology: Concepts, Methods, Tools (2014)
● “Thinking with your Eyes: Visualizing the Arts, Humanities & Sciences” (2014)
● Harvard University and Center for Digital Education IT Summit (2013 and 2014)
● "Discovery of the Classical World" Lecture Series (2014)
● Digital Futures: NOW Edition (2013)
● International Ancient Warfare Conference (2013) From January 2013 to Present (3 years) Managing Partner @ ● Founded client-oriented consulting and technology development business in 2006; now has locations in Boston, Chicago, and Washington, DC
● Craft and execute technological integration and online outreach strategies for businesses, non–profit organizations and advocacy campaigns
● Design, develop, test, and maintain state-of-the-art websites and online products, and advise clients on best use of emerging technologies and digital tools to achieve organizational goals
–– Define IA and UX requirements for – and build, test, and manage – state-of-the-art dynamic websites, web-based tools, and other online products
● Successfully “move the needle” for clients by designing and supporting customized microsites, technological tools, email marketing strategies, and social media campaigns From 2006 to Present (9 years) Senior Project Lead @ From July 2012 to August 2015 (3 years 2 months) Technical Lead @ From February 2012 to April 2013 (1 year 3 months) Sr. Graduate Research Assistant (Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Center for Hellenic Studies) @ From October 2010 to December 2012 (2 years 3 months) Manager of Online Content Strategy @ From May 2010 to February 2012 (1 year 10 months) Greater Atlanta AreaContributor and Contributing Editor @ From January 2006 to August 2010 (4 years 8 months) Research Fellow for Health Care Policy and Managing Editor @ From November 2007 to September 2009 (1 year 11 months) Combat Journalist @ From March 2007 to November 2007 (9 months) IraqSwim Instructor @ From March 2005 to October 2005 (8 months) Athens, Georgia AreaTactical Air Control Party @ From 1999 to 2004 (5 years)
Harvard UniversityThe University of GeorgiaCommunity College of the Air ForceU.S. Military From 1999 to 2004 Jeff Emanuel is skilled in: Technogogy, Leadership, Research, Writing, Archaeology, Editing, Pedagogy, Book Reviews, Technology, Social Media, Blogging, History, Public Speaking, Media Relations, Policy Analysis