Creating

When it comes to “creating” in a professional sense, I tend to draw two elements together — developing myself and applying experience to projects that cross boundaries and transform thinking.

This section summarizes the major Projects & Grants that I’ve been involved with, initiated or led followed by the range Professional Development I’ve undertaken over the years. All of this is in addition to my personal creative projects and artistic endeavors in music, photography, short films and hobbyist product design. Other than the images of me, all photographs used within my site have been taken by me.


Projects & Grants

  1. Internet2/Blackboard Net+ Service Validation Project
    (2014) Project with Internet2 to define and offer a Blackboard service through the Net+ program. Joint effort with Blackboard, Internet2, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Texas – Arlington, University of Maryland – Baltimore County, and Cornell University.
  2. Education 2020 Project
    (2013) Member of the Blackboard corporate strategy team that concentrated on the impact and future of mobile on education and the evolution of the company and its products, technologies, and services.
  3. Bamboo Planning Project
    (2008-2010) Principal Investigator & Director, co-led and co-PI’ed with UC Berkeley. Bamboo was a cloud and shared services planning project that brought together 500+ faculty, researchers, computer and information scientists, librarians and campus information technologists from 100+ colleges, universities, foundations and companies from around the world to collectively tackle the question of how a diverse community of scholars and professionals could enhance arts and humanities research with global, enterprise-grade shared technology services. Joint $2.4M project co-led/co-PI’ed with the University of California, Berkeley and funded in part ($1.3M) by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
  4. Enterprise Service Bus Evaluation Project
    (2006-2007) Project to explore the application of and requirements for an enterprise service bus that would apply both to academic and administrative information technology needs. Led by Carnegie-Mellon University and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
  5. Humanities Computing Roundtable Project
    (1998-2002) Joint effort with the University of Chicago and Northwestern University to explore technology use in the humanities.
  6. Sun Microsystems Technology Grant
    (1998-1999) Hardware grant to explore the use of thin-client technology in teaching and learning.
  7. IBM SUR Grant for Internet Applications
    (1996) Participated in a joint award with Argonne National Laboratory to explore Internet technologies and services. Implemented the docuSPACE system (see below) as part of the project.
  8. docuSPACE
    (1995-1997) Project Manager. Developed with Valerie Archambeau and Elizabeth Bartley. Conceived, developed and implemented a metadata-driven Web-based knowledge management and publication workflow system for self-guided user support and IT help desk services.
  9. Scribe© Manuscript Viewing Environment
    (1994-1996) Software Developer. Created in conjunction with the Electronic Beowulf Project and the British Library; co-authored with Kathryn Powell and Deborah Coombs (University of Notre Dame). Pilot to develop a Macintosh-based tool for viewing and annotating medieval manuscripts; some functionality was incorporated into Kevin Kiernan’s Electronic Beowulf CD-ROM (London and Ann Arbor: The British Library and the University of Michigan Press, 1999). Funded in part by the University of Notre Dame.

Professional Development

  1. Workday Student Certification
    (2018-present) Workday. Certification in Workday Student Core and Student Recruiting & Admissions
  2. Solving Wicked Problems with Design Thinking
    (2017) Mission design workshop. NASA/JPL
  3. Information Technology Leaders Program
    (2005-2006) MOR Associates. A year-long leadership development program tailored to higher education that included participants from the University of Chicago, Pennsylvania State University, MIT, and Stanford.
  4. Cybersecurity Issues for Higher Education CIOs
    (2005) EDUCAUSE Conference Seminar
  5. Art of Mentoring
    (2005) EDUCAUSE Conference Seminar
  6. Project Management
    (1999) EDUCAUSE Conference Seminar
  7. Management Training Program
    (1999) University of Chicago
  8. CAUSE Institute Management Program
    (1998) EDUCAUSE Institute
  9. Intermediate Digital Compositing
    (1996) Sony Pictures/Imageworks & Digital Domain, ACM-SIGGRAPH Conference Tutorial
  10. Introduction to Digital Compositing
    (1996) Sony Pictures/Imageworks & Digital Domain, ACM-SIGGRAPH Conference Tutorial
  11. Introduction to VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language)
    (1995) NASA Ames & Silicon Graphics, ACM-SIGGRAPH Conference Tutorial
  12. Designing Effective Interfaces for Multimedia
    (1995) Aaron Marcus & Associates, ACM-SIGGRAPH Conference Tutorial
  13. Volume Visualization Techniques
    (1994) ACM-SIGGRAPH Conference Tutorial
  14. Introduction to Scientific Visualization
    (1994) ACM-SIGGRAPH Conference Tutorial
  15. Virtual Reality for Visualization
    (1993) NASA Ames Research Center and Columbia University, IEEE Workshop on Virtual Reality