Diane Harley, Ph.D., directs the Higher Education in the Digital Age (HEDA) project at the Center for Studies in Higher Education. At CSHE, she has created and directed research initiatives focusing on the policy implications of integrating information and communication technologies into complex academic environments.
Dr. Harley is a biosocial anthropologist with a Ph.D. in anthropology from UC Berkeley; her approach emphasizes the concurrent analysis of social, economic, and academic costs and benefits of new media in scholarship.
Past work includes serving as the executive director of UC Berkeley's Multimedia Research Center (BMRC), where she worked with Larry Rowe in developing and deploying the Berkeley Internet Broadcasting System (BIBS, now Berkeley Webcast).
She is currently serving as Chair of the UC Academic Senate Blue Ribbon Panel on Evaluation of the University of California Online Instruction Pilot Project (OIPP) and UC Online.
She is the principal investigator of Peer Review in Academic Promotion and Publishing: Its Meaning, Locus, and Future, and principal author, and co-principal investigator with C. Judson King, of Assessing the Future Landscape of Scholarly Communication: An In-depth Study of Faculty Needs in Seven Disciplines (both part of The Future of Scholarly Communication Project and funded by the A.W. Mellon Foundation). She is also the principal investigator of the Open and Affordable Textbooks Project.
Additionally, she was Principal Investigator on the following projects:
She served with Neil Smelser and Michael Schudson on the Commission on General Education in the 21st Century.
Dr. Harley has also developed multimedia education programs and managed partnerships with the California and Florida departments of education, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Science Foundation, ABC News Interactive, and various universities, publishers, and software developers. She has held teaching positions in Anthropology and Anatomy/Physiology at UC Berkeley and Mills College. Her publications and presentations span the fields of higher education policy, scholarly communication, educational technology, biological anthropology, and the evolution of human and nonhuman primate biosocial behavior.
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