Naomi S. Baron
Naomi S. Baron is Professor of Linguistics and Executive Director of the Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning at American University in Washington, DC. For over thirty years, she has been studying the impact of technology on language. A former Guggenheim Fellow and Fulbright Fellow, she has authored eight books. Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World won the Duke of Edinburgh English-Speaking Union English Language Book Award. Her most recent book, Words Onscreen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital World, compares reading in print versus on digital devices. Professor Baron’s current research explores potential effects of the internet on what it means to know and remember. She is also investigating how our understanding of what it means to read (whether digitally or in print) is shifting in education and in our adult lives.