I've been involved in higher education for twenty-five years as a student, a teacher, and an administrative support technologist. I earned a B.A. and M.A. in English at Ball State University and taught composition and rhetoric for a few years. I then studied film production and screenwriting at De Anza College, where I wrote and/or directed several award-winning short films. I was an early adopter of the Web and served as University Webmaster for Santa Clara University for two years, followed by stints as an animator and a design technologist for Internet start-ups. I am currently a technology specialist in the Office of Institutional Research at Santa Clara University, where I am designing and building a data mart to support the University's strategic planning.
I am applying to doctoral programs in instructional technology and plan to engage in teaching and research in higher education upon graduation. I am an avid player of board games and video games, and I plan to research models and methods for instructional game design.
I've worked in higher education for over twenty years as a teacher and administrative staff, including two years as Webmaster for Santa Clara University. I've been building Web sites since 1993. I'm proficient with a variety of software on both PC and Mac. I thrive in creative, collaborative, project-oriented environments.
I'm designing and building an Institutional Research data mart using Cognos DecisionStream for ETL of data from PeopleSoft Student Administration into a conformed mart for reporting student, faculty, and class data.
In March 2005 I presented my work at the PeopleSoft Higher Education User Group national conference on a Web application for managing a reporting environment. Here's my PowerPoint presentation: Building a Reporting Metadata Explorer .
My most recent freelance project was designing and building an Intranet site for Informatica's Human Resources department.
At AtomicTangerine I was responsible for information architecture, Flash programming, HTML and dynamic HTML scripting, and Cold Fusion scripting for sites such as TechiesDay and Firemans' Fund.
As Webmaster for Santa Clara University, I trained over 100 faculty and staff to build and maintain Web sites. I founded and managed Codesign, a group of student designers and developers who provided Web services for campus organizations. I also built several Web-database applications using Cold Fusion.
Filmmaking: I wrote, co-produced, and co-directed (with my brother) several films/videos. Our short film 'game' (18 min., 16mm color) won several awards and played in a dozen film festivals around the world.
Writing: I wrote and edited a variety of content for Interactive Network, a pioneer of interactive television, from November 1993 through September 1994, including "just-in-time" information simulcast with the 1994 Winter Olympics.
I also wrote film reviews for The Santa Clara in 1995-96 and program notes for the 1997 Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose. I was a reader for the 2004 and 2005 Cinequest screenwriting competitions.
Two of my screenplays were developed into award-winning short films by other filmmakers.
Technical Specialist - 2001-present: Institutional
Research, Santa Clara University
Master of Arts in Instructional Technology (in progress) San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.