My professional work focuses on enterprise-level technical and creative development and strategy using open source technologies and critical approaches to media studies as a process for building quality digital experiences. As a Sr. Web Developer, Cloud Architect, Professor, Technical Account Manager, and Author, I have been working on the web since 1994 building sustainable web ecosystems for a globally diverse range of users, customers, and students. The digital web experiences I have helped build are used by millions of people every day 1 2 3 .
I studied at Harvard University (Computer Science); Bradley University (B.Sc.); The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Post-Bacc.); University of Denver (M.A.); and the European Graduate School (Ph.D.) in Saas-fee, Switzerland for my doctoral research. I defended my doctoral dissertation on extracting meaning from mediated messages with Professor Dr. Hubertus von Amelunxen, Ph.D. in Berlin, Germany. The book was published the same year.
I have enjoyed working with and traveling to many leading organizations and institutions around the world such as Penn State University; McGill University in Quebec, Canada; Ochanomizu University in Tokyo, Japan; Drupalcon in Dublin, Ireland; Hof University in Bavaria, Germany; Yale University Press; Kotka Photographic Center in Kotka, Finland; Rhonda Schaller Gallery in New York City; Chicago Public Library; Oprah Winfrey & Harpo Studios; University of California at Berkeley; University of Chicago; Frontline on PBS; Cellbytes in Australia; Temple University; Philadelphia Cultural Alliance; Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program at the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil; Instituto de Educação Superior in Brazil; Harvard University; National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Endowment for the Arts; Montana Arts Council; Los Angeles Center for Digital Art; University of Applied Sciences Hof, Bavaria, Germany; The British Journal of Educational Technology; Acquia; IEEE Computer Society; Springer Briefs in Computer Science; Enterprise Learning Solutions/NIIT in India; The National Library of Poetry; Fannie Mae and the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington DC; and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston.
I love to travel, help people learn, and build powerful, beautiful, and valuable digital projects.