Jay David Bolter


Biography of Jay David Bolter

Jay David Bolter (born August 17, 1951) is the Wesley Chair of New Media and a professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Some of his main points of study include the evolution of media, the usage of technology in education, and the role of computers in the writing process. Brian Eno has referred to Bolter as "the new Gutenberg."

Bolter received his B.A. degree in Greek from Trinity College, in the University of Toronto, in 1973. In 1977 and 1978 he received his Ph.D. in Classics and an M.S. in Computer Science, both from the University of North Carolina.

Bolter received a number of prominent fellowships throughout his studies. They included a fellowship at Yale University, Cornell University, Universitat Göttingen, and a fellowship with the American Council of Learned Societies.

From 1979 until 1991, Jay David Bolter held a number of different faculty positions at the University of North Carolina. In 1991 he moved to the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he remains today.

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