Sherri Braxton Castanzo
Senior Director for Digital Innovation, Bowdoin College
Dr. Sherri Braxton is the inaugural Senior Director for Digital Innovation at Bowdoin College. By way of partnerships across the college, she leads efforts to identify, prioritize and pursue opportunities for digital innovation impacting both curricular and co-curricular learning spaces. Her work also extends to developing partnerships and collaborative initiatives with peers at other institutions as well as establishing new consortia relationships to prepare and position Bowdoin for the academic transformation on the horizon in the K-16 education landscape.
Dr. Braxton was a task force co-lead for the 1EdTech (formerly the IMS Global Consortium) Open Badge Extensions for Education (OBEE) initiative to identify new extensions for the Open Badges 2.0 Specification and recently served as the co-chair of the Open Badges 3.0 working group. She currently serves as co-char of the Digital Credentials Innovation Leadership Network and participates in the Digital Credentials Project Group and the Digital Credentials Product Steering Committee. Additionally, she is a member of the Governing Body of Arizona State University’s Trusted Learner Network and the co-chair of the NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP) Digital Credentials Sub-committee. She has authored blogs, articles, and book chapters on both digital credential program design and implementation and the comprehensive learner record.
Dr. Braxton holds a Doctor of Science in Computer Science from The George Washington University with a double minor in Management Science and Educational Leadership. She holds a Master of Science in Computer Science with a Mathematics minor from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Computer Science minor from Wake Forest University. Dr. Braxton is also a graduate of both the MOR Associates Information Technology Leadership Program and the EDUCAUSE Learning Technology Leaders Institute where she also served as a faculty member and co-director.