As a technologist, designer, and creative problem-solver, I'm passionate about teaching people to embrace new technology and explore. I'm an Associate Professor of Visual Communication Technology in the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering at Bowling Green State University (BGSU). I teach courses in Interactive Media, Usability, User Experience, and Digital Photography. I am the founding director of the Collab Lab, a hands-on, creative space for students and faculty to engage in collaborative work. Its goal is to support teams of innovators working together to conceive, create, develop and refine new ideas that leverage the unique talents inherent in the BGSU community.
My research efforts are directed in several areas: STEM Education, Learner Experience Design, Technology for Online Assessment, Interactive Mobile Learning, Innovative Interfaces, and Computerized Sign Language Synthesis. I enjoy collaborating on projects involving cutting-edge technology and new applications. When I'm not working with students, building applications, presenting at conferences or writing research papers, I can be found playing acoustic guitar and singing at The Stone’s Throw in Bowling Green, OH.
BGSU Fall 2019 User Experience Class