Selected Papers and Publications

Herckis, L. (Under Review: Submitted February 18, 2023) Behavioral Chain Analysis of Digital Artifacts. Under review by the Journal of Computer Applications in Archaeology.

Beltran, L., Griego, C., Herckis, L. (Accepted February 3, 2023) Open Science Recommendation Systems for Academic Libraries. Under development in collaboration with editors of Journal of eScience Librarianship.

Matthews, B., Barbera, K., Donoahoe, K., and Herckis, L. (March 2023) “Multimodal Archives: A Toolkit for Collecting Robotics and Other Complex Material in a Research Ecosystem.” Toolkit made possible by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Herckis, L. Digital Learning: Institutional Transformation in the Wake of the Pandemic. 2023 Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. Cincinnati, OH, April 2023.

Timperley, C., Herckis, L., Le Goues, C., Hilton, M. (2022) Understanding and Improving Artifact Sharing in Software Engineering Research. 44th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE). 2022

Herckis, L. & Leiser, A. (2022) “Moving from Stated Values to Enacted Efforts: Strategic Leadership in Higher Education.” In Digital Transformation of Higher Education, F. W. Hesse, C. Kobsda, and C. Schemmann, eds. Lebiniz Association. Berlin, Germany.

Bell, J., Timperley, C., Hilton, M., and Herckis, L. Enabling Continuous Large Scale Software Engineering Experimentation in the Cloud. KLEE 3rd International KLEE Workshop on Symbolic Execution. September 15, 2022.

Herckis, L. The Cultural Construction of Place: A VR-Enabled Pedagogy. Conference on Computer Applications & Quantitative Methods in Archaeology. Oxford, August 2022.

Herckis, L. Tailoring the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy to Your Campus: Lessons from Implementation Science. Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia ACRL Spring Conference. Live Virtual Conference. June 1, 2022

Herckis, L. Archaeology of Spaceless Places. 49th Annual Meeting in Computer Applications & Quantitative Methods in Archaeology. 2021. Digital event.

Herckis, L. (2021). Methodological Approaches to Understanding the Implementation of Technology Enhanced Learning Tools. In Education Policy in Practice: Critical Cultural Studies, Paths to the Future of Higher Education. Information Age Publications. Foster, Graham, and Donaldson, editors.

Ma, Q., and Herckis, L. (2021) Work-In-Progress Paper: VR-Enabled Pedagogy in a First-Year Seminar. 2021 7th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN). IEEE, 2021.

Timperley, C., Herckis, L., Le Goues, C., Hilton, M. (2021) Understanding and Improving Artifact Sharing in Software Engineering Research. Empirical Software Engineering 26(67)

Custer, S., Deacon, B., Herckis, L., Hesse, F. W., Hörig, M., Kercher, J., Knoth, A., Knüttgen, N., Kobsda, C., Leiser, A., Meyer-Guckel, V., Ndemo, B, Saxberg, B., Vignare, K., and Willems, D. (2021) Digital Transformation of Higher Education—Global Learning Report. , F. W. Hesse, C. Kobsda, and A. Leiser, eds. Global Learning Council c/o Lebiniz Association. Berlin, Germany.

Herckis, L., Cao, J., Fashimpaur, J., Henson, A., Rodgers, R., Corbett, T. W., Hammer, J. (2020) Exploring Hybrid Virtual-Physical Homes. In Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS ’20),July 6-10, 2020, Einhoven, Netherlands (Converted to virtual conference.) *Honorable Mention Award*

Lobczowski, N. G., Richey, J. E., Yu, P., Herckis, L., Donaldson, K., Branstetter, L., & Koedinger, K. Building strategies for a personalized learning mentor app: A design case. Poster presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the American Education Research Association (AERA), San Francisco. 2020.

Herckis, L., Jenkins, C., Robson, N., Pardos, Z., Bier, N., Moore, S. Community-Sourced, Data-Driven Improvements to Open, Adaptive Courseware. Poster presented at the October 2019 Learning Lab Fall Convening + STEM Equity Conference. Berkeley, 2019.

Herckis, L. The Dissonance of a Virtual Campus: Teaching in the Digital Age, Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, Portland, OR. 2019.

Herckis, L. (2018) Passing the Baton: Digital Literacy and Sustained Implementation of eLearning Technologies. Current Issues in Emerging eLearning: Special Issue on Leveraging Adaptive Courseware 5(1).

Young, L., Herckis, L., Kroot, M., Feder, K., Smith, A., Anderson, D. S., Card, J., Gokee, C., Watrall, E., and White, A. Engaging “Alternative Archaeology” Invited discussant, 78th Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. 2018.

Herckis, L. Archaeology as Anthropology: Chaîne Operatoire and the Analysis of Contemporary Technologies, Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. 2018.

Herckis, L. (2018) Cultivating Practice. Practicing Anthropology 40(1).

Herckis, L. (2018) Implementation Science for Software Engineering: Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice. In Proceedings of the 2018 33rd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE ’18), September 3–7, 2018, Montpellier, France.

Herckis, L. (2017) Implementing Evidence-Based Instructional Practices. Shaping the future of learning: Proceedings of 2017 OEB Conference, ICWE GmbH: Berlin, Germany. ISBN 978-3-941055-47-6

Herckis, L. (2017) Paces of Change. Shaping the future of learning: Proceedings of 2017 OEB Conference, ICWE GmbH: Berlin, Germany. ISBN 978-3-941055-47-6

Götter, R, Susanne, G., Haufe-Wadle, K., Hesse, F. W., Horndasch, S., Janoschka, O., Kobsda, C., Poxleitner, E., Tu, C., Winter, E., Bier, N., Coleman, M. S., Duff, M. N., Lim, C.-H. E., Herckis, L., Koedinger, K. R., Lovett, M., Ogan, A., Perfetti, C., Quinn, D. J., Rademacher, M., Rajan, R., Saxberg, B., Chye, T. E., Walsh, S., & Wieman, C. (2017) Global Learning Council (GLC) Berlin Consensus: Cornerstones of A Successful Digital Transformation of Education. Available at:

Selected Talks

The New Digital Divide: Equity and Access in Postsecondary Education. University of Pittsburgh Global Studies Center. Spring 2023 Micro-Course: Technology, Humanity, and Social Justice. March 17, 2023.

The Challenges and Triumphs of Blended Learning. KEDGE Business School, Marseille, France. June 14, 2022. International invitation.

Postsecondary Adoption, Use, and Improvement of Open, Adaptive Learning Technologies Learning Science and Engineering Seminar Series, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. February 21, 2022

Understanding Why Some Educators Adopt New Technologies & Others Don’t, The Learnit Podcast. December 16, 2021. International invitation.

Faculty and the Adoption of Ed Tech: Blursday Social with Anthropologist Lauren Herckis eLiterate digital event. May 20, 2021.

Glocal Collaboration on Education for Sustainable Development, UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (digital event organized by UNESCO in cooperation with and generously supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany). May 18 2021. International invited panelist

Data-driven change: Evidence-based teaching, evidence-based artifact sharing, Consortium for Software Engineering Research (CSER) Meeting (digital event: Ottawa, Canada). May 14 2021. International keynote

Human Centered Design in Education: Technology and Anthropology, Believe in Better series offered by the International Interior Design Association (digital event: Chicago, IL). April 29, 2021. Invited panelist

What Was Old Is New: Using new technologies and modalities to support established pedagogies, Hanson Center for Inclusive STEM Education. Universal Design for Learning digital event, Easton, PA. February 3, 2021. Keynote speaker

Blended and Hybrid Teaching: Effective Pedagogies, California Education Learning Lab Community Dialogue (digital event: Fullerton, CA). February 1, 2021.

Re-Engineering Global Higher Ed Following COVID-19, Learnit Virtual Series, San Francisco, CA. May 7, 2020. Invited panelist

Campus Culture, Organizational Change and the Way Institutions and Individuals Engage With Ideas Best In Higher Education Conference, TopHat: Engage, New Orleans, LA. 2020. Keynote speaker

Instructional Identity and Pedagogical Choice, D2L, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. 2019. International invitation

Campus Culture, Technological Change, and the Practice of Teaching, West Virginia/Western Pennsylvania chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (WPWVC-ACRL), Washington, PA. 2019. Keynote speaker

Empowering Educators, Empowering Students, Times Higher Education Teaching Excellence Summit, Glasgow, Scotland. July 10-12, 2018. International invitation

Overcoming Barriers to Implementing Best Practices in Technology Enhanced Learning for Higher Education, 20th SURF Education Days, ‘s Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. November 6-7, 2018. International keynote

Implementation Science for Software Engineering: Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice, 33rd International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE ’18), Montpellier, France. Sept 3–7, 2018. International keynote

The Eye of the Needle: New Understandings of the Complex Barriers to Instructional Innovation with Technology, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. January 29-31, 2018. Featured speaker

What Archaeological Methods Can Teach Us About New Technologies, Centre College, Danville, KY. 2018. Convocation speaker

“Good” Professors, Campus Culture, and the Roadblocks to Instructional Innovation, Contemporary Teaching in the Liberal Arts Series, Learning & Research Spring Institute, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT. Featured speaker

The Paces of Change, 25th OEB Global Learning Technologies Conference, December 5-7, 2017, Berlin, Germany. 2017. International keynote

Walking the Talk: Overcoming Barriers to the Implementation of Best Practices in Technology Enhanced Learning for Higher Education, with Richard Scheines, Global Learning Council Symposium, Berlin, Germany. 2017. International invitation

Challenges to Implementing Evidence-Based Teaching in the Digital Age, with Joel Smith, Forum for the Future of Higher Education, Aspen, CO. June 12-14, 2017.

Getting Ready for More Agency, Plenary Keynote, OEB Global, Berlin. 2017.

Walking the Talk: Anthropological Research on the Roadblocks to Adoption of Best Practices in Higher Education, with Richard Scheines, Global Learning Council Meeting and Symposium, Singapore. April 12-14, 2016. International invitation