Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Reneta D. Lansiquot is a Professor and Founding Program Director, Bachelor of Science in Professional and Technical Writing, at New York City College of Technology (City Tech) where she earned an AAS Degree in Computer Information Systems and a BTech in Computer Systems Technology. She is also Assistant Director or the Honors Schoalrs Program at City Tech. She has been a consultant for media and telecommunication companies, as well as for non-profit organizations based in Afghanistan and in the U.S. for several years. She earned her PhD in Educational Communications and Technology at New York University after completing her MS Degree in Integrated Digital Media at Polytechnic University (now NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering). She has studied Literature and the Arts in Paris and Transnational Communities and Media Cultures in London, holds a certificate in Foreign Languages (French) and has completed an intensive certificate program in TESOL at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has served as a thesis advisor and has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at NYU.

Dr. Lansiquot has presented her research at national and international conferences in Austria, Canada, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Japan, Portugal, Spain and Sweden, and published peer-reviewed book chapters and journal articles on topics as varied as technical writing, the future of science education, game design, virtual reality, and problem solving. She has worked on several interdisciplinary teams focused on improving STEM education and designed several theory-based educational applications. She has served as Co-Principal Investigator on the NSF-funded project The City Tech I3 (Innovation through Institutional Integration) Incubator: Interdisciplinary Partnerships for Laboratory Integration and developed an online peer-review program using an open-source learning management system as part of the Academic Inventory Module for Success CUE Innovative Program grant. Her award-winning project, A Student’s Guide to Virtual Worlds, explored an online virtual world used to enhance learning in advanced technical writing blended learning courses. She has also received the Outstanding Paper Award, Learning Geosciences in Virtual Worlds: Engaging Students in Real-world Experiences, Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, SITE 2014 25th International Conference.

She specializes in interdisciplinary studies. Her innovative, writing-intensive and team-taught interdisciplinary course, Weird Science: Interpreting and Redefining Humanity, allows students to explore the non-fiction literature of shifting and expanding definitions of humanity and post-humanity from the perspectives of the natural and social sciences, technology, and engineering, incorporating digital media. Her new co-taught interdisciplinary course is Programming Narrative: Computer Animated Storytelling; through the study of the structure of narrative, concepts of problem solving, and the logic of computer programming languages, students develop a narrative-driven video game prototype. Emphasis is placed on creative writing and computational thinking. Her first book is entitled Cases on Interdisciplinary Research Trends in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: Studies on Urban Classrooms (Information Science Reference, 2013). Her two recent books are Interdisciplinary Pedagogy for STEM: A Collaborative Case Study (Palgrave, 2016) and Technology, Theory, and Practice in Interdisciplinary STEM Programs: Connecting STEM and Non-STEM Approaches (Palgrave, 2016). Her forthcoming book, co-edited with Sean P. MacDonald, is entitled Interdisciplinary Place-Based Learning in Urban Education: Exploring Virtual Worlds (Palgrave Macmillan).

In addition to her academic pursuits, Reneta is an avid gamer who enjoys exploring real and virtual worlds, such as OpenSimulator and Second Life as her avatar, “Reneta Writer.”


Dr. Reneta D. Lansiquot [ |]
Professor and Founding Program Director, Bachelor of Science in Professional and Technical Writing
New York City College of Technology (City Tech) of The City University of New York (CUNY)