Benjamin Bixler

Multimedia Specialist

Hello! I’ve been at the Julian Street Library and Media Center for three years, and am excited for the ways that the Library can be a resource for you. Whether you have a class assignment to complete, you are excited to learn some new digital skills, or you’ve created multimedia content before, this is the place to be! Come by to take advantage of the training, seminars, equipment lending, and other resources Julian Street Library has to offer. I’m looking forward to meeting you as you explore your creative potential - please stop in at the office in the back of the library when I’m around and I’d be happy to chat.

Prior to starting here at Princeton, I spent five years teaching in a multimedia computer classroom at a private high school in Virginia, helping students create everything from videos and podcasts, to animations and games, to websites and posters. I also have experience working as a webmaster and a graphic designer. In addition to my work with technology, I am a PhD student in Biblical Studies at Drew Theological School. My academic interests are primarily in studying how the Hebrew Bible engages questions about how to relate to those outside of one’s own faith tradition, and what that means for today. I also enjoy studying popular culture, exploring how television, movies, literature, sports, and other areas shape our world.

I live here in Princeton with my wife Sarah, who is a PhD student at Princeton Theological Seminary, and our three children, Calvin (10), Eve (6), and Juliet (3). You’ll probably see us in the Wilson Dining Hall, and we enjoy being outdoors biking and exploring the many hiking trails near Princeton. In what spare time I have, I enjoy playing and watching basketball (Go Knicks!), as well as watching television and movies.