spielvogel2Chris Spielvogel is a Senior Lecturer and Research Associate with the Center for Democratic Deliberation at Penn State University. His research has appeared in international journals in the fields of digital media, gaming, and learning, rhetoric, and American history, while his recent book, Interpreting Sacred Ground:  The Rhetoric of National Civil War Parks and Battlefields (U of Alabama Press, 2013), examines the public memory of the Civil War. Christian’s research projects in the areas of rhetoric, Digital Humanities, and technology-based innovation hav e been funded by a variety of foundations and agencies, including the National Endowment for the Humanities, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, the Kauffman Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Institute of Education Sciences.