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.
Presentation Slide Decks
Judson University Spring Faculty Workshop: Learner Experience Design
ConveyUX: Collaborative and Iterative UX Curriculum Development
Research Overview: Embracing Human-Centered Design
Judson University Colloquium on AI in Education: AI in Education
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