Curriculum Vitae

Thomas Mejtoft: Promotion picture

I have over 20 years of experience of research, teaching, training, education organization and consultancy within several disciplines. I have a MSc degree in Engineering Physics, a MSc degree in Business, and a PhD in Media Technology and Graphic Arts. I have a broad knowledge and experience within product and service development using design processes, interaction technology, interaction design, business model innovation, marketing and value creation processes in relation to technological innovation and changes. High quality and outcomes are important in my daily work and both my research, teaching, and education have been awarded over the years.

I am available for freelance work, e.g., reviewer of pedagogical portfolios, quality evaluations of education programs, reference groups, steering committees, invited keynotes, inspiration talks, lecturing, mentorship, and other consultancy work. Please contact me to discuss details.

Jag är tillgänglig för att ta på mig uppdrag för bedömning av pedagogiska portföljer, läs mer här.
I am currently available to take on assignments as an expert reviewer of pedagogical portfolios for promotions, please contact me for more information.

Download short CV (updated: 2019-12-21).

Biography

I am an Associate Professor of Media Technology at Umeå University, Sweden, appointed Excellent Teacher, and, since 2011, acting as the director of the five-year integrated Master of Science in engineering study program in Interaction Technology and Design. I have been a Visiting Associate Professor at the School of Computer Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and a lecturer and visiting scholar at the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia.
I hold dual MSc degrees in Engineering Physics and Business from Umeå University, and a PhD in Media Technology from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. My research and teaching interests include not only media technology, design processes, interaction technology, interaction design, and students’ learning, but also digitalization, value creation, concurrent sourcing, marketing issues, and technological changes connected to the media and the media industry.
I am the recipient of the Faculty of Science and Technology’s Pedagogical Prize for my efforts to inspire students and teachers to take part in creative high quality education. My work has been published in e.g., Journal of Strategic Marketing, Industrial Marketing Management, and International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, and has been presented at numerous international conferences within many different disciplines. For my research, I have received best paper awards at the ANZMAC conference and at the CHI conference.

Below, some of my experiences and merits regarding professional work experience, higher education and academic qualification, awards and scholarships, assignments, teaching, supervision and examination, research, and my list of publications are presented.

A list of experiences are just a snapshot looking back, please contact me instead and we can discuss collaborations and interesting future touchpoints.

Professional experience

I have full time academic and professional experience within several areas and regions since 2003.

Current

since 2010: Associate Professor of Media Technology at the Department of Applied Physics and ElectronicsUmeå University, Sweden.

since 2021: Chair of Pedagogical Committee at the Department of Applied Physics and ElectronicsUmeå University, Sweden.

since 2011: Program Director for the 5-year integrated MSc program in Interaction Technology and Design, Umeå University, Sweden.

since 2006: Independent Consultant focusing on Business Strategies, Innovation, Interaction Technology, Visualization and Print Media.

Upcoming

2022: Visiting Scholar at the School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia.

Previous

2021: Guest Faculty (online) at the MIT Institute of Design (MIT ID Innovation), Prun, India.

2019: Visiting Scholar at the Computational Intelligence Lab, School of Computer Science and EngineeringNanyang Technological University, Singapore.

2018: Visiting Associate Professor at the School of Computer Science and EngineeringNanyang Technological University, Singapore.

2018: Visiting Scholar at the School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University, Australia.

2017: Visiting Scholar and Guest Lecturer at the School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia.

2016: Lecturer at the School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia.

2009: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Mid-Sweden University, Sweden.

2006–2009: Senior Research Associate at STFI-Packforsk (currently: RISE), Sweden.

2003–2006: Research Engineer at STFI-Packforsk (currently RISE), Sweden.

2003–2008: Postgraduate Student in Media Technology at the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.

2003: Teacher at Liljaskolan Upper Secondary School, Sweden.

Parental leave

I am a father to a creative super hero.

2019-2020: Parental leave. Parental leave (~75%) during the academic year.

Higher Education and Academic Qualification

I have interdisciplinary undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and I have the highest level of pedagogical promotion.

2016: Excellent Teacher in Umeå University’s Pedagogical Qualification Model.

2015: Merited Teacher in Umeå University’s Pedagogical Qualification Model.

2008: PhD in Media Technology and Graphic Arts from the Royal Institute of Technology.

2003: MSc in Business Administration and Economics from Umeå University.

2003: MSc in Engineering Physics from Umeå University.

Awards and Scholarships

My research, my teaching, and my education has been awarded.

2018: STINT Teaching Sabbatical Fellow. The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education.

2016: Pedagogical Prize. Awarded by the Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå University.

2013: Very High Quality (highest ranking) in the Swedish national quality evaluation system to the MSc program in Interaction Technology and Design. Awarded by the Swedish Higher Education Authority.

2013: Best Case Study. Awarded by ACM/SIGCHI at the CHI’13 Conference.

2008: Best Paper: Customer Relationship Management. Awarded by Elsevier at the ANZMAC 2008 Conference.

2008: Best Paper: Business Interaction, Relationships and Networks. Awarded by ANZMAC at the ANZMAC 2008 Conference.

Assignments

I am regularly reviewer, track chair, and session chair at international conferences and journals, and have been project manager for research projects. I am a member of reference groups and committees within research, education and development.

from 2022: Member of the Education Committee. Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Umeå University.

since 2018: Reviewer of pedagogical portfolios for promotions at different Swedish universities.

since 2012: Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Print and Media Technology Research (JPMTR).

2021: External reviewer of new education program at Malmö University.

2019-2020: Chair of the External Evaluation Committees of two education programs at Malmö University.

2013-2015: Member of the Council for Research and Postgraduate Studies at the Department of Applied Physics and Electronics, Umeå University.

2011: Co-Track Chair: Social Marketing at the ANZMAC 2011 Conference, Perth, AU.

2007: Member of Organizing Committee at Mid Sweden University’s Annual ROND Conference, Örnsköldsvik, Sweden.

1998–2001: Member of the Executive Board. Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Umeå University.

1997–1999: Member of the Education Committee. Umeå Students Union of Sciences and Technology, Umeå University.

1997–1999: Member of the Executive Board of Umeå Institute of Technology.

Teaching

I have been teaching, lecturing, supervising, and interacted with students and pupils since 1996 on every single level in the Swedish education system from preschool to PhD candidates.

Since 2010: Umeå University (UmU)
Lecturer, supervisor and course coordinator at over 30 different courses on basic and advanced level. Supervisor and examiner for over 50 master’s and bachelor’s theses. Director of the five-year integrated MSc program in Interaction Technology and Design.
Umeå University is a university located in Umeå, Sweden.

Since 2006: Independent Consultant
Workshops, lecturers, and speeches at several national and international workshops, industry courses and conferences. Active in reference groups and steering committees, performed inspiration talks. Supervisor of Uminova Student Entrepreneurship program in Cooperation with the Mid Sweden University.

2018, 2019: Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Visiting Associate Professor and STINT Teaching Sabbatical Fellow at the School of Computer Science and Engineering, NTU, Singapore, during first semester (August-December) of academic year 2018/2019. Main focus was teaching and research within Computer Science, Physics, and Human-Computer Interaction.
Invited by NTU as Visiting Scholar during November-December 2019 to work with PhD students and research at the Computational Intelligence Lab.
Nanyang Technological University is a highly ranked university located in Singapore.

2016, 2017, 2018: Edith Cowan University (ECU)
Employed as a lecturer at the School of Business and Law on the unit Current Issues in Marketing with focus on Business Model Innovation and Development in during two months in fall 2016. Invited as Visiting Scholar during 2017, 2018, and 2022.
Edith Cowan University is a university located in Perth WA, Australia, with the main campus in Joondalup.

2003-2009: STFI-Packforsk (currently: RISE/RISE Innventia)
Lecturer, workshop coordinator and supervisor at professional training courses and academic courses in cooperation with the Mid Sweden University. Supervisor for five academic theses.
STFI-Packforsk was a Swedish research institute with focus on paper, packaging and print located (mainly) in Stockholm, Sweden. This research institute is now a part of RISE.

2003: Liljaskolan
Teacher in computer communication, IT and mentor for pupils at the Technology Study Program.
Liljaskolan is a upper secondary school in Vännäs, Sweden.

UG and PG Supervision and Examination

I have been supervising and examining MSc, BSc, and PhD theses since 2005.

since 2014: Examiner of PhD theses in Sweden and Australia.

since 2013: Examiner of all MSc Theses (30 ECTS) in Interaction technology at the Department of Applied Physics and Electronics at Umeå University.

since 2011: Main and assistant supervisor of postgraduate students (PhD candidates) at Umeå University.

since 2005: Supervisor of students writing MSc and BSc theses.

Research

I have conducted interdisciplinary research since 2003 within areas such as media technology, interaction technology, interaction design, business strategies, social media, marketing, and didactics.

since 2015: Analysis of Twitter and Instagram usage in B2B settings

since 2014: Digital didactics and new technology

since 2013: Interaction technology and open innovation

since 2013: Engineering didactics

2007-2016: Cooperation in the graphic arts industry

2003-2016: The effect of technological changes within the graphic arts industry

2011-2014: Social media in tourist settings

Publications

I have a long list of peer-reviewed scientific publications in journals, books, and proceedings.

A complete list of publication is available here: List of publications

(published: 2005-08-26; updated: 2022-04-08)