Richard Holeton is a writer, education consultant, and Assistant Vice Provost for Learning Environments, Emeritus, at Stanford University, following a 30-year career as an educator and academic technology leader. 

Previously he was Senior Director of Learning Environments, Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning; Director of Academic Computing Services, Stanford Libraries; and a Lecturer for 12 years in Stanford's English Department and writing program, helping pioneer digital and networked pedagogies and the design of technology-rich learning spaces.

His creative work includes the critically-recognized hypertext novel Figurski at Findhorn on Acid (Eastgate Systems), widely exhibited electronic literature, award-winning short stories, and experimental poetry. His awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, the Brown Foundation/Dora Maar House, the California Arts Council, and the Henfield Foundation/Transatlantic Review Award. 

His scholarship includes articles, book chapters, and innovative college textbooks such as Composing Cyberspace: Identity, Community, and Knowledge in the Electronic Age (McGraw-Hill). Co-creator of the Learning Space Rating System (EDUCAUSE), he served six years as co-leader of the EDUCAUSE Learning Space Design Constituent Group and four years on the Board of Directors for the NMC (New Media Consortium). 

Holeton holds a BA from Stanford (with Distinction) and MA and MFA degrees from San Francisco State University (Honors), where he also taught creative writing. He lives on the San Mateo County coast north of Half Moon Bay, California.

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