As a technologist, designer, and creative problem-solver, I'm passionate about teaching people to embrace new technology and explore. I am the Chair of the Computer Science department at Judson University. Prior to my appointment, I served as 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 Programming, Data Structures and Algorithms, Software Design Patterns, Interactive Media, Usability, User Experience, and Augmented/Virtual Reality. I was the founding director of the Collab Lab, a hands-on, creative space for students and faculty to engage in collaborative work.
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.
I am the recipient of the 2022 BGSU Faculty Mentor of the Year Award, the 2018 Elliott L Blinn Award for my work supporting undergraduate research and creative work, and the 2018 Faculty Excellence Award from the Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering.
recent Presentation Slide Decks
Judson University CS Doctoral Residency: Human-Computer Interaction Research
SSC& UConference on General Education, Pedagogy, and Assessment: Learner Experience Design
Academic Chairs' Conference: Leadership Doesn't Have to be Lonely
ACCA 2023: Empowering Educators with AI
NWO Cosmos: Computational Thinking