"Hello, World!" and welcome to my academic home away from home.

Daniel John Steward

Office: #3072 Lincoln Hall
Phone: 217.333.1950
Email: djs@illinois.edu
Homepage: http://djs.web.illinois.edu/ (Here)

Office Hours: Mondays 3:15-4:15pm (Fall 2022)*
(I hold these via Zoom and in person. Current students have the Zoom links in their Moodle sites, and are invited to drop-in at these times. Others should contact me via email to get the link.)

* I am also available by appointment, if we can coordinate one in spite of the swamp-in-a-tempest that is contemporary email.


I'm an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Sociology Department, where I teach (mostly) online and blended courses.

This (academic) year (2022-2023) I am teaching:

There is an important trope in the world of online teaching. We distanced, digitized teachers often self-identify as "the guide on the side" rather than "the sage on the stage" (King 1993, Morrison 2014). This meme can appear trite, but it can also serve as a powerful pedagogical touchstone. I try to serve the learning of my students as a teacher/student who loves lifelong learning himself, a designer of virtual learning spaces that welcome students to take more control over their own educations, and a host of courses and cohorts exploring interesting sociological themes and literatures. But my overarching role is that of a guide, a guide through a field of tensions. [more...]


For students and teachers who are interested, I have begun to curate some pages with links and leads to useful resources.


Revised: 2022.09.12