Kristen Eshleman is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, having received a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and in International Studies in 1992. She received her Master of Science in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics in 1994. At Davidson, she serves as both practitioner for the humanities and Director of Instructional Technology, identifying current and emerging technologies and working with faculty in the humanities to determine whether they have pedagogical value in a small, residential liberal arts environment. She is also the lead instructional designer for DavidsonX, a cofounder of THATCamp Piedmont, and an active member of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative community. The anthropologist in her is drawn to the intersections between technology and culture. Her interests include digital scholarship, blended learning, educational research, and designing effective processes for institutional innovation.