Stephen Petrina, PhD (University of Maryland) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum Studies, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia. He co-authored and teaches ETEC 531 Curriculum Issues in Cultural and Media Studies. He teaches courses in research methodology and curriculum theory at the graduate level and courses in the secondary teacher education program at UBC. Research interests extend from art and design studies to science and technology studies. He is passionate about Academic Freedom and Intellectual Property Rights in education– in courses and programs, and testified in what is currently higher education’s most important academic freedom and intellectual property rights case: UBC Faculty Association versus MET. For a background on this case, see the article “How (and why) Digital Diploma Mills (don’t) Work: Academic freedom, intellectual property rights and UBC’s Master of Educational Technology program ” in Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor . See also the Academic Freedom and the Corporate University website for more information along with the Technology and Rights article and the companion course, Technology, Rights & the Public Interest . Currently he is exploring the interconnections among cognition, emotion(s), and technology within a how we learn (technology) across the lifespan perspective. Recent articles appear in Technology & Culture , History of Psychology , History of Education Quarterly and International Journal of Technology and Design Education .