CV

Curriculum Vitae [pdf]

Research Profile [pdf]

Teaching Philosophy [pdf]

Reading each of the documents linked above provides faceted views to my skills, talents, philosophies and personality. I am an interdisciplinary scholar who integrates theory and praxis in the areas of culture, cognition, communications, philosophy, and technology. I prefer theoretical to empirical research, though I am skilled in both. My publications provide a richer understanding of my research interests and interdisciplinary approach.

Creating a structured environment to facilitate learning through Socratic inquiry and a project- or problem-based learning pedagogy characterizes my approach to teaching. Motivating students consists of opening avenues for confident participation and creativity rather than relying solely on the promise of a good grade. Listening is an essential skill that allows me to adapt the structural and motivational elements of my teaching to accommodate individual learning styles.

Education

Ph.D., 2011,  Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State University, State College, PA
M.A., 2003  Intercultural Relations, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
B.A., 1986,  Psychology and Philosophy, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Graduate Advisors/Referees

Frederico Fonseca, Associate Professor
fredfonseca@ist.psu.edu

Andrea Tapia, Associate Professor
atapia@ist.psu.edu

Michael McNeese, Associate Dean
mmcneese@ist.psu.edu

Richard Doyle, Professor of Rhetoric and Science Studies
mobius@psu.edu