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 served as Senior Director of Learning Environments, Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, and Director of Academic Computing Services, Stanford Libraries. He's taught writing at Cañada College, San Francisco State University, and Stanford, where he was a lecturer for 12 years in the 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, forthcoming (May, 2021) in a 20th-anniversary archival and scholarly edition from Nouspace Publications/Washington State University Vancouver; other widely exhibited electronic literature; award-winning short stories; and experimental poetry. Holeton has won fellowships from MacDowell, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Brown Foundation/Dora Maar House, the California Arts Council, and the Henfield Foundation/Transatlantic Review Award. 

As an education scholar, Holeton has published research and book chapters; delivered presentations and keynotes for conferences and other groups; published trailblazing college writing textbooks on multicultural and information age themes; and co-created and co-authored versions 1, 2, and 3 of the Learning Space Rating System (EDUCAUSE). He served for six years as co-leader of the EDUCAUSE Learning Space Design Community Group and four years on the Board of Directors for the NMC (New Media Consortium). 

Holeton studied at Stanford University (BA with Distinction) and San Francisco State University (MA, Honors; MFA). He lives on the San Mateo County coast near Half Moon Bay, California.

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