Her past roles include being Founder of Digital Den, an independent media lab that promoted, supported and created immersive digital experiences. Her former academic affiliations included Lecturer in Interactive Media at Northeastern University, Assistant Professor of Technology in Education at Lesley University, and Postdoctoral Associate at MIT where she served as Managing Editor of Media in Transition, the flagship project of the MIT Comparative Media Studies program. She also completed coursework in Cataloging, Reference, Digital Libraries and Archives at Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
Dr. Hopper has a Ph.D. in Educational Computing and Instructional Design, M.S. in Educational Psychology (specializations in Evaluation and Measurement), and a B.A. in English and Education from Purdue University. She also had “almost majors” in Art and Psychology as well as an “almost minor” in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences with a focus on Astrophysics. A tiny bit of trivia is that her first job as an undergraduate was organizing the original “Business Writing” course materials that later served as the core resources for the Purdue’s Online Writing Lab (OWL).
You can still find out a great deal more about Dr. Hopper’s earlier work on her older web site MEHopper@TheWorld (Software Tool & Die).