I joined the computer science faculty at Elon University in 2008 and hold the positions of Professor and Department Chair. Recent research includes work on Scrumage, which addresses simultaneous support of multiple pedagogical approaches in a single course, and VisMap, which addresses data visualization education. In my past research I have addressed issues of human-computer interaction related to multi-display systems and password systems. I welcome the opportunity to conduct research with undergraduate students and encourage students to contact me to discuss research projects and other opportunities. While my foci are computing education and human-computer interaction, I am willing to advise a very wide variety of research endeavors.
Prior to my time at Elon, I held the position of Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Bowling Green State University. I attended Georgia Institute of Technology as a member of the Information Interfaces Lab, where I received a Ph.D. in computer science. I completed my undergraduate work at Baldwin-Wallace University, where I received a B.S. in computer science and mathematics. I have also held a number of summer internship and scholarship positions, including work at Microsoft Research, Miami University, and Interactive Payer Network, now a part of Change Healthcare.