Richard Holeton is a writer, education consultant, and Assistant Vice Provost for Learning Environments, Emeritus, at Stanford University, following a 30-year career as an educator and academic technology leader.
Previously he served as Senior Director of Learning Environments, Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, and Director of Academic Computing Services. He's taught writing at Cañada College, San Francisco State University, and Stanford, where he was a lecturer for 12 years in the English Department and writing program, helping pioneer digital and networked pedagogies and the design of technology-rich learning spaces.
His creative work includes the critically-recognized hypertext novel Figurski at Findhorn on Acid (Eastgate Systems), widely exhibited electronic literature, award-winning short stories, and experimental poetry. Holeton has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, the Brown Foundation/Dora Maar House, the California Arts Council, and the Henfield Foundation/Transatlantic Review Award.
His scholarship includes articles, book chapters, and innovative college textbooks such as Composing Cyberspace: Identity, Community, and Knowledge in the Electronic Age (McGraw-Hill). Co-creator of the Learning Space Rating System (EDUCAUSE), he served six years as co-leader of the EDUCAUSE Learning Space Design Community Group and four years on the Board of Directors for the NMC (New Media Consortium).
Holeton studied at Stanford University (BA with Distinction) and San Francisco State University (MA, Honors; MFA). He lives on the San Mateo County coast near Half Moon Bay, California.