As Chair and Professor of Informatics and Computer Science at Idaho State University, I lead a department that lies at the nexus of the College of Science and Engineering and the College of Business. Leading such a diversified and quickly evolving department has provided me with unique experience collaborating with upper administration, faculty, and employers statewide as well as managing change across a range of programs.
I have served as an administrator since 2012, and my experience includes restructuring all of our undergraduate programs, directing our expansion into graduate offerings, devising a strategy for expanding our offerings beyond our current market, and implementing a program to connect experienced faculty and talented students with business partners to solve real world problems and provide students with opportunities to learn and grow.
I have over 70 peer-reviewed publications, and I have a sustained record of quality research and scholarship even after assuming my administrative duties, with fourteen refereed publications coming after 2012. I am also part of an interdisciplinary team that is actively involved in a funded research project.
I was selected the 2011 Faculty Member of the Year by the Associated Students of ISU, and was recognized as an Outstanding Master Teacher by ISU in both 2011 and 2012. I also received the ISU College of Business 2002-2003 Outstanding Teacher Award. I received the ISU College of Business 2005-2006 Outstanding Research Award. In 2007 I was awarded a Curtin University Research Fellowship in Perth, Australia.
As an experienced and innovative technology professional with experience developing software systems for one of the top Fortune 500 companies, I have a thorough understanding of the challenges of business education in an increasingly competitive and technologically diverse environment.