I teach in the Chemistry Department at the University of Richmond as an adjunct professor, and I am the research analyst in Information Services, Systems and Networks. In the latter capacity, I collaborate with information services departments to develop the infrastructure for supporting advanced computing needs for research. My long-term interests are in data fluency and visualization, pathfinding support for emerging technologies, and chemistry education. I am currently excited about 3D printing and thinking about what it has to offer the liberal arts in such a way as to bring mechanical/tactile learning into what is often a theoretical focus.
I have been an instructional technologist for 16 years with my earliest efforts working in the sciences at Grinnell College. Prior to that, I taught chemistry at Oberlin College. Further back, I completed a research postdoctoral fellowship in physical chemistry at Northwestern University and my Ph.D. in physical chemistry and M.S. in chemical education at Purdue University. I also served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a combat engineer platoon sergeant and demolitions expert with 5 deployments.