Most days, I am an Associate Teaching Professor at the University of Missouri where 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).
Other days, I am a technologist with decades of experience in project management, information security, and video conferencing technology. I am particularly interested in the role that technology plays in our lives and how technology can impact our collective future. I currently serve as an advisor to several local startups and the Mizzou Education Business Incubator.
I am also 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.
I am recognized as a leader in applying emerging technologies in education programs and the classroom. 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 Award, and several other teaching awards from my students and peers.
I like new projects, and I am passionate about teaching and learning. If you want to talk or engage me for work, training, or speaking, please connect. I always like to discuss new projects, new ideas and new ways of thinking.