Sarah Bleakney received her PhD in English from the University of Florida. Her dissertation examined fictional portrayals of aging masculinity in conjunction with Victorian science and medical writing. In addition to a background that includes teaching composition and literature (for which she was awarded a Graduate Student Teaching Award in 2010), she has extensive experience teaching technical and business communication. She draws on her 12 years of experience in technical and professional communications, as well as an undergraduate degree in English with a Concentration in Professional Writing and Technical Communications from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a post-graduate certificate in Information Design from Bentley University. Her current research focuses on using technology to support student self-reflection, collaboration, and learning.