Jesse Stommel is a faculty member in the Writing Program at University of Denver. He is also co-founder of Digital Pedagogy Lab and Hybrid Pedagogy: the journal of critical digital pedagogy. He has a PhD from University of Colorado Boulder. He is co-author of An Urgency of Teachers: the Work of Critical Digital Pedagogy.

Jesse is a documentary filmmaker and teaches courses about pedagogy, film, digital studies, and composition. Jesse experiments relentlessly with learning interfaces, both digital and analog, and his research focuses on higher education pedagogy, critical digital pedagogy, and assessment. He’s got a rascal pup, Emily, a clever cat, Loki, and a badass daughter, Hazel. He’s online at and on Twitter @Jessifer.

Recent Work

Jesse has 7 new publications since 2020, including: 2 pieces in Academe: "Care is a Practice; Care is Pedagogical" and "The Human Work of Higher Education Pedagogy." And a new edited collection, Critical Digital Pedagogy: A Collection. He was recently interviewed for stories in The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Chemical & Engineering News, and more. In the last year, he's given over two dozen keynotes, including at The Teaching Professor Conference, at ASU, at the "Against Surveillance Teach-in," and more.

In 2021, he opened PlayForge, a game store with a makerspace and classroom in Old Town Littleton with his husband (and help from 4-year-old Hazel).

To book Jesse Stommel for a speaking engagement, visit my speaking page for more information or contact:
Jamie Brickhouse
redBrick Agency
(646) 281-9041

For other inquiries, you can reach out to Jesse directly: