I believe education is the key to empowering individuals, and technology has the power to make education more accessible and engaging to learners. I have found a way to combine my passions for digital media, web design, communications and marketing, education — and I love what I do. I have been designing and developing websites since the dark ages (aka the late 1990s) and have worked for a variety of industries and clients. I am currently pursing my Ph.D. in Learning Technologies at the University of Minnesota, so when I'm not teaching I'm working on my dissertation.
Teaching Interests: Digital marketing technology, web design & development, social media, technology and ethics
Research Interests: Media and digital literacy, new media and society, social media, convergence and participatory culture (emerging forms of user participation using digital media), gender equity and technology education
Professional Interests: Exploring formal and informal technology learning environments and experiences, getting youth excited about creating technology, and pedagogy in tech classrooms