My name is Greg Clinton. I am a technology leader, literature and philosophy teacher, a writer, and an instructional designer. I have a PhD in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies – my dissertation is on zombies, apocalyptic narratives, architecture, and the intersection of those. I am currently the Director of Technology at the American International School of Chennai. I design learning experiences and work with other educators to identify goals, curate new resources, and apply sound educational and cognitive science research.
My approach to education can be summed up like this: I strive to balance simplicity with sophistication; personalization with accountability to the community of learners; depth with breadth; and the pragmatic with the experimental.
I treat technological solutions in education as a means to an end. The end is always that learners find success (or productive failure), are motivated and engaged, and can apply their new knowledge and abilities in novel situations. If digital technology gets in the way of that goal, I will be the first to jettison it.
If you want to know more, click the links on the left or read my blog, where I am exploring these ideas. You can also see examples of the projects I've helped design and implement in the portfolio section.
Aside from a core interest in philosophy, cultural theory and literature, my interests include (but are not limited to):
- the science of human-computer interaction
- annotation as a skill and an art-form
- research methods and tools
- the craft of writing
PhD, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University, 2017
MA, Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2005
BA, Philosophy, The College of Wooster, 2001
Director of Technology, AISC, 2020-Present
Instructional Design Coach, Colegio FDR, 2019-2020
English Literature Teacher, Colegio FDR, 2017-Present
Instructor, Stony Brook University, 2012-2017
Instructional Design & Technology Coach, American Embassy School, New Delhi, 2011-2012
English Literature / Philosophy Teacher, American Embassy School, New Delhi, 2008-2011
English Literature / Philosophy Teacher, Khartoum American School, Sudan, 2006-2008
“Not Getting Closure: Reflecting on the Vindication of Gaetan Dugas.” Somatosphere, 21 Nov. 2016, somatosphere.net/2016/11/not-getting-closure-reflecting-on-the-vindication-of-gaetan-dugas.html.
“Bunker Mentality: Fortified Domesticity and the ‘Crazy Prepper’ in 10 Cloverfield Lane.” Flow, 24 Oct. 2016, www.flowjournal.org/2016/10/cloverfield/.
“Khartoum Romeo, Delhi Juliet.” Writing Out of Limbo: International Childhoods, Global Nomads and Third Culture Kids, edited by Gene Bell-Villada and Nina Sichel, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011.