Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
As an elementary education major at Taylor University, I always thought I would someday like to be a professor. I never thought I would return to Taylor via the Computer Science and Engineering department!
After teaching in a public school in Indianapolis for six years, I decided to go back to graduate school. While working on my M.S. degree in Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University, I realized how much I liked learning about the appropriate uses of technology in an educational setting. Later I went on to do a Ph.D. 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. Graduates of a Christian liberal arts university must understand the context of technology in their world. My favorite area of teaching is in computer ethics, and technology and culture. In 2009, received recognition as Taylor’s Distinguished Professor of the Year from our Alumni Association. Now my challenge is to live up to that honor!
Children: Madeline and Ethan
▷ Ph.D., Educational Technology, Purdue University, 2007
▷ M.S., Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University, 1998
▷ B.S., Elementary Education, Taylor University, 1990
Hometown: Arlington, Ohio
Church: Gethsemane Episcopal, Marion
Hobbies: Reading, music, home renovation
Favorite Authors: Annie Dillard, Wendell Berry, N.T. Wright