Oral History with Shelli Fowler, November 13, 2014 (Ms2015-007)

Title

Oral History with Shelli Fowler, November 13, 2014 (Ms2015-007)

Description

Shelli Fowler was a member of the Virginia Tech faculty from 2003 to summer 2015, serving as an associate professor of English and senior director for Networked Pedagogies and Professional Development in Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies. She directed the Networked Learning Initiatives faculty program and the Graduate Education Development Institute. She earned her doctorate from The University of Texas at Austin. She was honored with an Edward S. Diggs Teaching Scholars Award in 2013.

In her oral history, Fowler discusses her upbringing in Southern California, her academic career as an out lesbian, the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors' refusal to approve her spousal hire and coming together with members of the Virginia Tech community to fight for equality and policy change.

Date

Identifier

Ms2015-007_VTLGBTQ_FowlerShelli

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Virginia Tech LGBTQ Oral History Collection, Ms2015-007, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Interviewer

Samantha Shires

Narrator

Shelli Fowler

Location

Graduate Life Center, Virginia Tech

Duration

00:56:30

Citation

“Oral History with Shelli Fowler, November 13, 2014 (Ms2015-007),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed July 6, 2020, http://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/Ms2015-007/Ms2015-007_VTLGBTQ_FowlerShelli.