Petra Dierkes-Thrun

Petra Dierkes-Thrun

Higher Education Teacher, Researcher and Administrator



Experienced teacher and administrator with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Lecturing, Academic Programming and Event Management, Editing, Conference Speaking, and Educational Consulting. Strong education professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in English, Cultural and Critical Studies from University of Pittsburgh and 15 years of work experience at Stanford, Santa Clara University, and California State University Northridge.

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On Digital Pedagogy

Why Technology and Literature Should Go Hand-in-Hand

In Western societies today, the perceived dichotomy between the humanistic disciplines and STEM subjects is often seen as a natural thing: in school, we study them as though they reside in separate realms, and when the time comes to choose which career to pursue, we are given the choice of either path A or path B.

Petra Dierkes-Thrun