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Associate Professor of Literacy Education, College of Charleston

Dr. W. Ian O’Byrne is an associate professor of literacy education at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. His research focuses on the dispositions and literacy practices of individuals as they read, write, and communicate in online and/or hybrid spaces. Ian is the author of many journal articles and book chapters focusing on initiatives ranging from online and hybrid coursework, integrating technology in the classroom, computational thinking, and supporting marginalized students in literacy practices. His work can be found on his website ( or in his weekly newsletter (


  • –present
    Professor of Literacy and Technology, College of Charleston


  • 2012 
    University of Connecticut - Storrs, Ph D in Educational Psychology