I am an Assistant Professor at a small state college in Oregon. My PhD is in Technical Communication and Rhetoric. I research, present, and write about screencasting, improving user- and learner-centered design in online learning, and understanding student and faculty perceptions about their online learning and teaching experiences. I teach graduate students, mostly online and mostly about how to use technology to support their teaching and educational goals.
On my own time, I write about ways to live a calm, quality life while being kind to self and others. Maintaining integrity with self is an ongoing challenge, and I like to share successful strategies with people who have similar goals. When time permits, I develop short non-fiction texts about an eclectic set of topics. (These topics usually have nothing to do with my academic work.) Ideally, my texts either help or entertain readers.
I enjoy consulting as long as the work is interesting and the pay is fair.
Raised in Corvallis, Oregon, I lived in Taiwan for a year at the age of 5, in Nepal for a year at the age of 13, and in Germany for a year at the age of 18. I spent my twenties in Eugene, Oregon. My thirties were in Humboldt County. I have spent the past 21 years with my biblioholic partner D.