John FitzGibbon is the Associate Director for Digital Learning Innovation in CDIL at Boston College. His role is to explore the use of digital tools to enhance teaching and learning practice in both online and face to face courses at BC. In addition he manages the FD&I team to support BC faculty in all aspects of their teaching - from getting their online courses ready for the new semester, facilitating training programs in course design, course development, and teaching online.
His work focuses on providing BC faculty with a collaborative partnership to explore the potentials of digital technologies for teaching and learning. Recent projects include developing Augmented Reality experiences for students; virtual field trips; 360 degree video experiences of Mexican historical sites; and interactive branching scenarios.
He is also an adjunct faculty member at the Woods College of Advancing Studies and BC’s Department of Political Science where he teaches face to face, hybrid, and online courses in Comparative Politics, International Political Economy, and Populism. His research focuses on Euroscepticism, Populism, Social Movements, and the use of Simulations in Political Science Education. He has published several articles, book chapters, and a co-edited volume.
Prior to joining BC John was an Associate Professor in Political Science at Canterbury Christ Church University in the United Kingdom. There he taught courses in European Political Economy, European Union Politics, US Politics, Social Science Research Methods, and Comparative Politics. He has also taught at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, University of Sussex, and the University of Dundee. John completed his DPhil in Comparative
European Politics at the University of Sussex, he holds an MSc in Social Science Research Methods from the University of Sussex, and a BA in History and Politics from the University of Limerick.
Associate Director, Digital Learning Innovation