Dr. Michelle Ferrier is a digital content architect and a scholar-practitioner of digital media. She divides her life between developing and researching online communities and knowledge management. She is a 20-year veteran of both print and online content development.
She manages editorial, technical, design and marketing functions for MyTopiaCafe.com and is a lifestyle columnist for the Daytona Beach News-Journal. She is a former research associate in the digital media department at the University of Central Florida where she led the development of a digital media core curriculum for central Florida community colleges with a consortium of faculty partners.
Michelle also works as a consultant on online learning and knowledge management initiatives with higher education and corporate entities.
She is interested in the intersection of journalism, technologies, communities, art and advocacy. A prototype of her dissertation research can be found at www.digitalstoryquilt.com.