Bruce Matsunaga is a Ph.D. in English Literature at Arizona State. His primary research areas are Digital Humanities and English Romanticism while his secondary research areas are Digital Pedagogies and Environmental Humanities.
In the Department of English, he is the website administrator (Drupal), Canvas Course Administrator, Multi-Media Producer (Vimeo | YouTube | Flickr), Social Media Manager (Twitter | Facebook | Google+), Technical Support Manager, CoursEval Manager, Technologist, and Academic Jobs Online Manager. In addition, Matsunaga also offers individual support for faculty and is the department Digital Accessibility Liaison.
Outside of the Department of English, Matsunaga is a founding member of the trap/neuter/return group called Mildcats at ASU and manages their website, Petfinders account, and PayPal account. Off campus, he enjoys photography, cooking, weight training, and volunteering with Kids Need to Read (KNTR). In fact, Matsunaga has been volunteering with the local non-profit as a photographer since 2009 and joined the KNTR Board of Directors in 2014.
Ph.D. English Literature Arizona State University
M.A. English, Arizona State University
B.A. English; minor: History, California State University, Stanislaus
Co-Project Director, The Developing Wassaja Project, Arizona State University, IHR Nexus Lab, 2015-Present.
Author, Director, What They Half-create, / And What Perceive: A Hypertext Scholarly Edition of "Tintern Abbey" by William Wordsworth, dissertation project, 2013-Present. http://bruce.personal.asu.edu/tintern/
Completed: Independent Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR): (Statewide Systems) October 2, 2018.
Basic Humanities Computing Skills: Microsoft Word
Basics of Video Editing
Basics of Online Teaching
Basics of PowerPoint presentations
Blackboard Assignments and SafeAssignments
Blackboard Basics: Navigating and Customizing your Course Shell
Blackboard Voice Tools
Create a Blog on WordPress.com
Creating ePortfolios with Digication
Google Docs for Peer Reviewing and More
Google Drive and Dropbox (Desktop Application)
Google Hangouts for Synchronous Collaboration and Live Streaming
Google Sites for Quick Web Site Creation
Google Sites for Simple Web Pages and Webfolios
Image Manipulation using Pixlr and GIMP
Integrating WebVideo into Academic Courses
Introduction to Web Design using Contribute
Introduction to Web Design using Dreamweaver
Online Conferencing Tools
Online Teacher Training Course (20-30 hours, Intensive)
Techsmith Relay to Create Narrated Lectures and Screencasts
Using Adobe Presenter to Create Narrated PowerPoint Lectures
Using Audacity to Create a Podcast/Audio file - Audacity for audio comments
Using Dreamweaver’s site management tool
Using Drupal to update Department of English web pages
Using Microsoft Word to Develop a Simple Web page
Using Photoshop: Part I "creating images"
Using Photoshop: Part II "manipulating photos"
Web Browsers - Tips and Tricks
Weighted Grades in Blackboard Grade Center
What’s New in Blackboard
Honors / Awards
Arizona State University, CLAS Marketing Award, "Best Social Media Presence." Co-awarded with Kristen LaRue-Sandler, 2017
Arizona State University, CLAS Marketing Award, "Best Social Media Presence." Co-awarded with Kristen LaRue-Sandler, 2016
Arizona State University nominee for the WAGS/UMI Innovation in Technology Award, 2013
CINE Golden Eagle Award, Co-Producer, “Start Here: Go Anywhere.” 2012