Welcome to Dr Peggy McCready, who joined the University on 30th November as Director of Academic IT. Peggy brings a wealth of experience in the development and implementation of systems and services to advance the use of technology for students, academics and administrators in higher education. Her particular areas of interest include technology-enhanced teaching and learning, the design of learning spaces and the classroom experience, and the use of advanced computing to support research.
Peggy has worked for a number of research-led universities in the USA, including New York University, Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University. She has a Doctorate of Education from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Education from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Humanities from Pennsylvania State University.
Here is a personal message from Peggy.
I am sure that you won’t be surprised to learn that my first few weeks have been a whirlwind, as I continue to meet with individuals from across the University and take every opportunity I can to listen and learn about this great institution. There are many exciting prospects ahead for Academic IT Services as we engage with academics and students to identify opportunities to enhance the services we provide in support of learning, teaching and research. It is truly an honour to have been selected for this role, and I look forward to the beginning of many productive and enjoyable years as a member of the Oxford community.