Thomas P. Mackey
Thomas P. Mackey, Ph.D., is Professor of Arts and Media at SUNY Empire State College. His teaching and research focuses on metaliteracy as a pedagogical model for advancing learners as informed producers of digital information. He co-authored the first book on metaliteracy with Trudi E. Jacobson entitled: Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information Literacy to Empower Learners (2014) for Neal-Schuman/ALA Publishing. Tom authored the framing chapter “Empowering Metaliterate Learners for the Post-Truth World” for their third metaliteracy book entitled Metaliterate Learning for the Post-Truth World (2019). Tom and Trudi also published four co-edited books about faculty-librarian collaboration, including Teaching Information Literacy Online (2011). His research articles have been published in Communications in Information Literacy, Open Praxis, First Monday, College & Research Libraries, Computers & Education, The Journal of General Education, College Teaching, Rhizomes, The Journal of Information Science, and The Journal of Education for Library and Information Science.Tom is a member of the Editorial team for Open Praxis, the peer-reviewed, international, open access, scholarly journal about research and innovation in open, distance and flexible education published by the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).