Christina Fisanick, PhD has been teaching college English since 1996 with an emphasis in Composition and Rhetoric. She earned a Certificate in Digital Storytelling from the University of Colorado at Denver. In 2012 she began collaborating with Robert O. Stakeley at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. From their partnership and affiliations, more than 300 digital stories have been created featuring northern Appalachian history.
"Few educators have utilized digital storytelling to immerse their students in community relationships and history as much as Dr. Christina Fisanick. The work of her students speaks to her absolute commitment to engaged listening and the fostering of community-based, participatory learning. Her partnership with Robert Stakeley is an integral part of process, for together they are preparing a new breed of learners, of listeners, and bridging communities that have been marred by isolation. The students, the community, and the world are richer for it."