Purdue University, Ph.D.
Saint Cloud State University, M.A.
Saint John's University, B.S.Courses Taught - Fall 2018
CIS 499/WD 399 - Independent Study
CIS 397/WD 397 - Internship
CNMT 480/DAC 480 - Senior Capstone ProjectSelect Grants and Fund-Raising (Life-time fundraising and grantwriting: $4.7MM)"IT Talent Development in Computing and New Media Technologies," ($94,000), Primary Investigator, UW-System Innovation Grant. 2017."Sentry Insurance Endowed Chairs of Data Analytics" (2), ($4,000,000) with M. Loy, L. Matesi, C. Richards, C. Cirmo, T. Romano, G. Summers and C. Winn. 2016."Sentry Insurance Co-Op Opportunities", an exclusive, multi-year opportunity for CIS and WD majors to experience a start-up-like environment with a well-established local employer. 2016."Central Wisconsin Information Technology Alliance (CWITA) Faculty Position" ($75,000) with contributions from Delta Dental, Eastbay Footlocker, Heartland Farms, Sentry Insurance and Skyward. 2015."Tyler Stangel Innovation Grant," with T. Romano (more than $2,500) six lead alumni donors and a department first to receive alumni donations to spur innovation at the undergraduate level. 2015 - Date"Creating a Mobile Application to Support First Year Experience (FYE) and First Year Seminar (FYS)," Primary Investigator, ($17,000), UW-System Innovation Grant. 2015."Wisconsin Fast Forward Working Training Grant Application," Primary Investigator for Sub-Grant Awardee, ($394,167), total award, 50% match), with North Central Wisconsin Development Board, MidState Technical College, Delta Dental, Skyward and Sentry Insurance. 2015.Select AwardsFINALIST, University Economic Development Association - 2018University Mentor Leadership Award - 2016Nominee, Teaching Excellence Award - 2010Member, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi - 1996 - DateResearch
Recent Publications:"Integrating Technology with Service-Learning and Civic Engagement" (2015), In Service-Learning and Civic Engagement. O. Delano-Oriaran, M.W. Parks and S. Fondrie, Eds. Sage Publications.
"Using Simulation to Teach Project Management in the Professional Writing Classroom" (May 2010) The Writing Instructor, http://www.writinginstructor.com/.
"Facilitating Team-Work with Lean Six Sigma and Web-based Technology" (March 2009) Business Communication Quarterly, 72 (1), pp. 84-90, DOI: 10.1177/1054773804271935.Professional Organizations
Association for Computing and Machinery (ACM) - 2009 - Date
Association of Information Technology Professionals - 2007 - DateScholarship
"User Adaptability in Response to Computer System Delay." American Psychological Society Annual Convention, May 26, 2017. With B. Hall and J. Rueb."A Usability Analysis of a Fuzzy Match Search Engine for Physician Directories." American Medical Informatics Association. Nov. 17, 2014. A. Mahnke, K. Baker, T. Krause, C. Christian, K. Hale and K. Kautz."User-Centered and Participatory Design Case Studies." With Amod Damle. World Usability Day, Marshfield, WI, Nov. 12, 2009.
"What’s in Social Networking for Me?" with K. Keller, M. Knowles & K. Davis. APCC Consulting Institute, Portsmouth VA, Nov. 5, 2009.
"Technology-facilitated Project Management in Business Writing Courses." Association for Business Communication National Conference, Portsmouth VA, Nov. 4, 2009.
"Service Learning as an Adult Recruitment and Retention Tool." Adult Recruitment and Retention Conference, UW-Madison, Oct. 26, 2009.
"Project Management in Communication Courses." Wisconsin Statewide Communication Conference, UW-Stevens Point, Oct. 9, 2009.