About Me

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.

Current Projects

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 .

Web Experience

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.

Other Media

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.

Work History

Technical Specialist - 2001-present: Institutional Research, Santa Clara University
Independent Contractor - 2001
Senior Designer/Technologist - 2000: AtomicTangerine, Menlo Park, CA.
- 1999-2000: Blue Mountain Arts, Redwood City, CA.
University Webmaster
- 1997-1999: Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.
Freelance writer
- 1993-94: Interactive Network, Mountain View, CA.
Research Analyst
- 1988-1997: Institutional Research, Santa Clara University
Adjunct Faculty
- 1985-86: English Department, Santa Clara University; 1983-84: English Department, Indiana University-Purdue University extension campus, Fort Wayne, IN


Master of Arts in Instructional Technology (in progress) San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.
Master of Arts in English
(1983) Ball State University, Muncie, IN.
Bachelor of Arts in English (1982) Ball State University, Muncie, IN.
1988-92 De Anza Community College, Cupertino, CA.
Courses in film production, screenwriting, film theory/history

Selected Skills

HTML, XML, CSS, SQL, Javascript, Flash, Cold Fusion, Fireworks, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Cognos DecisionStream and ReportNet.


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