As an Associate Teaching Professor for MU's Trulaske College of Business, I teach courses focused on information systems and project management with an emphasis on getting students to think critically about emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and the Internet of Things (IoT). I am particularly interested in the role that technology plays in our lives and how technology can impact our collective future. I believe that the COVID-19 crisis has moved the future forward; transformations that might have taken decades will now take years or months as the world's commerce and information flows are re-invented. Understanding technology will dramatically impact our power to shape the future and our ability to meet some of the bigs challenges our small planet faces.
I am a recognized leader in applying emerging technologies in education programs and the classroom (Details are on my CV.). I have received the Distance Learning Leadership Award from the Missouri Distance Learning Association, the Raymond and Mary Ann O'Brien Excellence in Teaching Award, the Bruce and Pam Walker Outstanding Faculty Service, and several other teaching awards from my students and peers.
I am an experienced public speaker and writer. I have authored or co-authored three books, including Virtual Classrooms, an early book about using videoconferencing for distance learning (published in the mid-90s before Zoom was cool!). This academic year, I am continuing to collaborate with colleagues in Ukraine and South Africa to deliver courses and workshops focusing on emerging technologies to audiences worldwide.
Before devoting myself full-time to teaching, I owned Kaleidoscope Consulting, an information technology business. As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), I have worked on more than 400 projects worldwide. In 2012 Governor Nixon appointed me to the Board of Regents for the State Technical College of Missouri, where I was elected Vice-President and served for six years.
If you want to talk or engage me for speaking, please connect. I always like to discuss new projects, new ideas, and new ways of thinking.