The use of technology has become an essential component in our ability to conduct business and to stay competitive in a rapidly changing world. My interests include the efficient business operations of Washburn University; the infrastructure to support the campus community and emerging technologies and methods for effective teaching and learning.
I have about 30 years’ experience supporting the use of information technology encompassing computer support, training, software and web development, online educational technologies, and sustaining core infrastructure. The last 22 years have been in higher education, starting at the University of Illinois, then Iowa State University and now here at Washburn University.
I have been very fortunate in my career for opportunities to combine leadership positions with hands-on technical responsibilities. This has given me the opportunity to develop my technical skills while also learning to develop teams, manage resources, cultivate partnerships and build capacity. University life has been a great fit for me, providing a broad range of technologies, great people, a true sense of community, and an industry that serves the general public.