Lindsey's Digital PortraitLindsey M. Freer is an Oregon-based digital pedagogy and educational technology specialist, with additional scholarly expertise in 20th-century American poetics. Currently overseeing technology services for the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University, she previously served as a program manager for University of Oregon Academic Extension, and as a senior fellow in instructional technology at the Macaulay Honors College of the City University of New York (CUNY). Her teaching career has included courses in literature, history, research, writing, and the digital humanities at institutions such as Columbia University, the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, and Hofstra University.

Lindsey’s poetics scholarship made use of a wide variety of archival materials as a means of investigating the prophetic nature of publishing interventions and poetic forms deployed by American poets throughout the 1980s. These poets both predicted and began to negotiate the long-term political and cultural effects of the late Cold War through forward-thinking creative projects, created for a wide variety of audiences. She is happily using her expertise in emerging technologies to re-imagine the structure and dissemination of future scholarship in a similarly visionary fashion.

In print form, Lindsey is the editor of Edward Dorn’s Charles Olson Memorial Lectures, a pamphlet published as part of the third series of Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative. Her writing has also appeared in XCP: Cross-Cultural Poetics, and her photography has been published in the Virginia Quarterly Review.

A proud AmeriCorps alumna, having spent a year in national service as a volunteer teacher of technology skills with the Community Technology Empowerment Project, Lindsey currently resides in beautiful Portland, Oregon.

Custom portrait by Rachele.