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Brian Hughes

Professional Background

Educational Background

Ed.D., Art and Art Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. New York. (2006)


M.A., Philosophy and Education. Teachers College, Columbia University. New York. (2002)


B.A., Studio Art, Dartmouth College. Hanover. New Hampshire. (1999)

Scholarly Interests

How conceptions of moral excellence and originality influence artistic traditions and creative practices; how learning communities are supported by multimodal, networked communications.

Selected Publications

Martin, Julia W., and Brian Hughes, "Small ‘p’ Publishing: A Networked Blogging Approach to Academic Discourse," Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 24, 1, 2012, pp. 17-21.


Asunka, Stephen, Hui Soo Chae, Brian Hughes, and Gary Natriello, “Understanding Academic Information Seeking Habits through Analysis of Web Server Log Files: The Case of the Teachers College Library Website,” The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 35, 2009, pp. 33-45.


Natriello, Gary and Brian Hughes, “Learning in Libraries,” in Thomas L. Good, ed., 21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2008.


Hughes, Brian, “Hermeneutic Excellence as a Meta-ethic,” in Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, ed., Education in Human Existential Planning, Boston: Kluwer Academic, 2008.


Hughes, Brian, “Book Review: Permissions, A Survival Guide: Blunt Talk About Art as Intellectual Property,” Teachers College Record, October 03, 2006, available at http://www/ ID Number: 12756.


Hughes, Brian, The Moral Nature of Artistic Genius, Doctoral Dissertation, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2006.


Selected Presentations


Design Practices at the Intersection of Technology and Education, poster session, American Education Research Association, Vancouver, BC, April 15, 2012.


Supporting Academic Creativity with Online Tools, panel presentation, Creativity, Play, and the Imagination across the Disciplines Conference at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, May 25, 2011.


Designing an Ecology for Adaptive Learning Technologies, session co-leader, Digital Media Learning Conference, Long Beach, CA, March 2, 2011.


Challenges on the Horizon for Scholarly Attribution: A Lesson from the Copyright Wars, paper presentation, University of Idaho Philosophy Colloquium, Moscow, ID, April 17, 2009.


Art Practices at the Intersection of Intellectual Property Law and Academic Honesty Policies, paper presentation, Graduate Student Conference on Philosophy and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, November 11, 2005.



Selected Projects (as Design Director)


2011 Vialogues (Video Discussion Platform),

2010 Understanding Fiscal Responsibility - Teacher Network,

2010 Pressible (University Blogging Network),


Web Presence

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