Michael Wesch

Michael Wesch is the creator of the Teaching Without Walls video series http://youtube.com/mwesch which includes the top-ranked YouTube video for college online teaching. The New York Times listed him as one of 10 professors in the nation whose courses "mess with old models" and added that "they give students an experience that might change how they think, what they care about or even how they live their lives." His videos have been viewed over 20 million times, translated in over 20 languages, and are frequently featured at international film festivals and major academic conferences worldwide. Wesch has won several major awards for his work, including the US Professor of the Year Award from the Carnegie Foundation, the Wired Magazine Rave Award, and he was named an Emerging Explorer by National Geographic. He is also co-creator of http://anth101.com and author of The Art of Being Human, a free and open textbook alternative for Introduction to Cultural Anthropology.