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.
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
Frederico Fonseca, Associate Professor
Andrea Tapia, Associate Professor
Michael McNeese, Associate Dean (retired 2017)
Richard Doyle, Professor of Rhetoric and Science Studies