Dean Rehberger is the Director of MATRIX and also Associate Professor in the department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures at MSU. Dean specializes in using online technologies and developing educational resources for the World Wide Web. He has run numerous faculty technology and workshops and given presentations for educators and cultural heritage workers from local, national and international audiences. Dean oversees MATRIX project planning, research and development, coordinating many of the grant-funded projects for the Center. His primary areas of research include: information design and architecture; digital libraries, museums and archives; Internet technologies in the classroom; and hybrid learning environments. Dean teaches course for a variety of courses at MSU for Professional Writing Program, American Studies, the Graduate Study in Rhetoric & Writing, and Museum Studies. He also helps to design and develop a number of online course for the department of History.


KORA: A Digital Repository and Publishing Platform



MATRIX has developed an open source application that cultural and educational institutions can use to preserve digital materials and display them online. The application, KORA (, is particularly well-suited for working with digital objects of all media types and for easily creating displays of these objects in multiple ways that enhance their educational and research value.

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