Ben Stoviak
Year
2019
Chapter
Position
Washington & Jefferson College, Instructional Technologist

Ben Stoviak is the Instructional Technologist within the Information and Technology Services department at Washington & Jefferson College. In his professional role, he serves as the functional manager of Academic Technology and provides training, support, and acquisition of technologies related to instructional use at the college, including management of the learning management system and learning space hardware and software. He serves the college community through member participation in the Committee on Educational and Library Technology, past participation as a candidate evaluator in the search for the Director for Academic Success, and recent completion of Safezone (LGBTQI-inclusive campus culture) training to better support students at W&J. Related to his university work, Ben was named Who’s Next: Education by The Incline in 2018 and a Western PA Rising Star by Get Involved, Inc. in 2017.

Prior to his appointment at W&J, Ben worked at Carlow University as the Multimedia Production Specialist, FedEx Office as the Field Technology Specialist for the Greater Cincinnati district, and Shady Side Academy as a substitute teacher in the Upper School English Department.  He is past participant in Literacy*Americorps Pittsburgh where he served as an adult ESL instructor, and has served formerly as a Board Member for Pittsburgh Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, a Selection Day Judge for Coro’s Public Allies and Fellows programs, and is a recent graduate of the City of Pittsburgh’s Civic Leadership Academy. He is a current Board Member candidate for Young Nonprofit Professionals - Pittsburgh and volunteers with Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania, Allies for Health + Wellbeing, The Delta Foundation, and ReelQ. He has been previously affiliated with a number of projects completed by creative nonprofit organizations including the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Silver Eye Center for Photography, and Attack Theatre.

He holds a BA in English literature with minors in classics and religious studies from the University of Pittsburgh and will be beginning a graduate program in counseling in 2019. He’s a member of LGBT-oriented Stonewall Kickball, Steel City Bowling, and Qrew / Three Rivers Rowing Association corporate team. In his free time, he enjoys cooking and local independent restaurants, live folk music and other cultural and arts-related events, and conversations with friends.