Dr. Bret Staudt Willet
Dr. Bret Staudt Willet (he/him; last name: Staudt Willet) is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Systems & Learning Technologies at Florida State University.
Dr. Staudt Willet's research investigates networked learning in online communities. He explores this area in four ways. First, he studies informal learning environments such as those supported by social media platforms like Twitter and Reddit. Second, he examines the identity-agency needed to navigate these environments, especially during disruptions and transitions. Third, he writes about and seeks greater understanding of technoethical issues raised by seeking professional learning in social networks. Fourth, and finally, he is interested in data science applications for educational research, such as the principles of open science, data mining of digital traces, social network analysis, and learning analytics.
In his position as an Assistant Professor at FSU, Dr. Staudt Willet teaches courses such as EME6356: Learning & Web Analytics, EME6357: Evaluation of Instruction & Training in Human Performance Technology, and EME5250: Open Learning & Open Educational Resources.
Dr. Staudt Willet earned his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology & Educational Technology from Michigan State University in 2021.