As an elementary education major at Taylor University I always thought I would someday like to be a professor. I never thought that I would return to Taylor in the Computer Science and Engineering department!
After teaching in a public school in Indianapolis, IN for six years, I decided to go back to graduate school. While working on my MS degree in Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University, I realized how much I liked learning about the appropriate uses of technology in the educational setting. Later I went on to do a PhD in Educational Technology at Purdue University while teaching full-time at Taylor.
My favorite part about teaching here is meeting students from across campus and coming along side them as they navigate their undergraduate education. My favorite area of teaching is in computer ethics, and technology and culture. Graduates of a christian liberal arts university must understand the context of technology in their world.
A couple of exciting things: In May, 2009 I received recognition as the Distinguished Professor of the Year by our Alumni Association. Now my challenge is to live up to that honor! And this year I am serving as a Faculty Fellow with our Honors Guild. The theme for the year is “ethics” and my role is to help integrate ethics across Taylor’s existing programming.