As a technologist, designer, and creative problem-solver, I'm passionate about teaching people to embrace new technology and explore. I am the Department Chair and an Associate Professor of Computer Science 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. 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.
I am the recipient of the 2022 BGSU Faculty Mentor of the Year Award, the 2018 Elliott L Blinn Award for his work supporting undergraduate research and creative work, and the 2018 Faculty Excellence Award from the Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering.