John Boyer is a senior instructor and researcher in the Department of Geography at Virginia Tech. Boyer teaches large sections of the very popular World Regional Geography and Geography of Wine courses. He has received numerous awards for teaching.
Boyer now regularly speaks at educational and technology conferences on his incorporation of new technologies and social networking tools into the 21st-century classroom.
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