Eric Stoller

Eric Stoller is a higher education thought-leader, consultant, writer, and speaker. He frequently gives keynotes on how administrators can use social media strategically and is a proponent for teaching students about digital identity development.

With a background in student affairs, academic advising, wellness, technology, and communications, Eric focuses his energies on educating clients and captivating audiences. As the Student Affairs and Technology blogger for Inside Higher Ed, he generates conversations, answers questions, and provides insight about a variety of "tech topics."  He has given presentations on social media and technology at multiple Student Affairs events (AACRAO, ACPA, ACUI, ACUHO-I, NACADA, NACAS, NACCU, NACS, and NASPA) and is a former regional chair of the NASPA Technology Knowledge Community.

Eric is a former Academic Advisor & Web Coordinator for the College of Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University. He served previously as a Marketing Specialist for Student Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received an AA from Indian Hills Community College, a BA in Communications from the University of Northern Iowa, and an Ed.M. in College Student Services Administration from Oregon State University. Eric can be found online at http://ericstoller.com/ and tweeting at http://twitter.com/ericstoller/.

All opinions expressed in this blog are solely his own, and do not reflect the opinions of his clients or any organizations of which he is a member. Please contact Eric with any questions or comments.

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June 16, 2011
Last summer I wrote a post on my personal blog about a plugin that makes it easy to optimize a self-hosted WordPress blog for mobile devices. Apparently the heat of the summer got to me and I never shared it with readers on this site. When I purchased a Droid X last year, I started consuming massive amounts of web content via the mobile web. My own personal blog rendered in a way that was almost unreadable.
June 7, 2011
Where do student affairs practitioners go for information about technology and student affairs? I generally point folks toward several websites, including: BreakDrink, The SA Collaborative Blog, Higher Ed Live, and of course (ahem) this particular blog.
June 6, 2011
The National Conference on Student Recruitment, Marketing, and Retention (July 26-28, Denver, CO) is one of the marquee events for higher education professionals who work within what's known as "the funnel." According to the NCSRMR Twitter account, there are already more than 500 professionals who have signed up for the event.
June 2, 2011
I started doing laundry when I was in my teens. When I began attending community college in the mid-90's I was fairly adept at making sure that I had enough clean clothes. The laundromat was a popular hangout as it was connected to a pool hall. I played a lot of billiards while waiting for clothes to wash/dry. Quarters were useful for starting loads of laundry and for holding your place at the pool table.
May 30, 2011
When I was a kid growing up in Iowa, my Uncle John and my dad taught me how to shoot. I fired rifles, shotguns, and pistols. The first time I fired my dad's twelve gauge shotgun, it felt like my shoulder had run into a car. The recoil was tremendous. While I never went hunting, I did do a fair amount of target shooting. Guns were present throughout my formative years. I've always been fascinated with the mechanics of firearms. Why am I bringing this up?
May 26, 2011
My last #SAtech profile was two weeks ago and consisted of
May 24, 2011
The month of May has been terrifically busy for me. I moved 3,000 miles from Corvallis, Oregon to Columbia, South Carolina. That's right, a Beaver alum has entered Gamecock country. Many have asked why I made the move from the Pacific Northwest to the Southeast. The answer is very simple: I fell in love.
May 9, 2011
Here is part 2 of my interview with Joe Sabado. Joe shared a wealth of information about student affairs units and social media. And, the ever-present issue of "technology competency" is analyzed with a tremendous amount of thoughtfulness: Social media is being implemented by student affairs divisions all over the US. How is social media being used at UC Santa Barbara?
May 6, 2011
I like introducing the student affairs community to folks who identify as student practitioners who work with technology and/or have a tremendous amount of competency with technology.

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