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FTD 2018

On Faculty Technology Day, Fordham IT brings faculty together to learn about new teaching and research strategies in a digital age. Faculty have the opportunity to discuss and share their interests and insights about technology. It's also a year-end event to celebrate Fordham University's faculty. Staff are also welcome.

Faculty Technology Day 2018
The Equalizing Power of Technology in Education
Wednesday, May 23
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Costantino Hall, Law School, Lincoln Center

Morning Keynote

Doing Digital Equity: Barries and Opportunities in a Connected World

Description: More people are talking about accessibility than ever before, and tools form Braille displays to eye-tracking technology have level communication barriers that once seemed insurmountable. At the same time, rapid technological change means that new barriers are constructed every day. Although no one person can keep up with every new accessibility tool or every problem, we can all contribute to the inclusive planning, design thinking, and allyship that can lead to a more accessible future.

Chancey Fleet

Assistive Technology Coordinator,
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, New York Public Library

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Chancey Fleet, a blind, Brooklyn-based accessibility advocate, coordinates technology education programs at the New York Public Library's Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library (

Before joining the NYPL staff, Chancey co-founded the branch's volunteer-powered technology coaching service, which pairs novice users of accessible technology with confident mentors who use accessibility features every day. In 2016, Chancey and her colleagues received an NYPL Innovation Grant for Dimensions, a project that equips the community with free workshops and tools that blind and sighted people can use to make accessible raised-line graphics and 3d models for STEM activities, accessible representations of art, mapping and anything else library patrons would like to create. Chancey was recognized as a 2017 Library Journal Mover and Shaker. She is an incoming 2018-2019 Fellow at the Institute for Data and Society, where she will work to spark community conversations about privacy, data transparency, and ownership issues in internet-connected accessibility tools. She proudly serves as the Vice President of the National Federation of the Blind of New York (, part of a nationwide civil rights organization that believes in the power of blind people to transform their dreams into reality. Follow her @ChanceyFleet on Twitter!

Afternoon Keynote

Using the Power of Technology When Managing Change

Dr. Swift will review the latest trends in enrollment data and relate it to changes in our economy and society at large. He will describe some changes that higher education is making to accommodate new demands from student learners, the difficulties we face at the institutional level when making such changes, and identify how technology can enhance our ability to deliver quality education to our changing education markets.

Tim Swift, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Management Department
Haub School of Business, St. Joseph's University

Tim is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management in the Haub School of Business at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. He brings together 14 years of senior management experience with a doctoral degree in Strategic Management. 

Prior to coming to academia, Dr. Swift gained senior management experience in the telecommunications and high-tech industries. He worked in over 20 countries during his industrial career and held director-level positions in finance, marketing, corporate strategy and consulting services. While at AT&T, Tim participated in the Leadership Continuity Program, a development program for high-potential management candidates.

Tim teaches international business and strategic management at both the undergraduate and MBA levels. His research focuses on technology and innovation management. His publications include articles in top-ranked academic journals such as Strategic Management Journal and Research Policy.