Academic & Professional Experience

Education

PhD

(2009)

 

Information Science, College of IS & T, Drexel University, Philadelphia

Dissertation Title:

Engagement, Role-Behaviors and Thought-Leaders. An analysis of student behavior in Asynchronous Online Learning Environments

Advisor: Dr. Susan Wiedenbeck

Committee: Dr. Gerry Stahl, Dr. Robert Allen,
Dr. Caroline Haythornthwaite, Dr. Wesley Shumar

MS

2002

Information Systems, College of IS&T, Drexel University, Philadelphia

MSc

1992

Occupational Psychology, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK

BA

1979

Psychology, University Of Warwick, UK (Honors)

 

Immigration Status: US Citizen

Academic Positions

2013

now

 

Assistant Professor: Division of Business and Information Management, Neumann University

2009

2013

 

Assistant Professor: Department of Information Science and Technology, Cabrini College

2002

2009

 

Research Assistant: College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University, Philadelphia

2000

2002

Teaching Assistant: Drexel University, College of IS&T.

1994

1996

UK Universities National Evaluation Officer: BioNet Teaching and Learning Technology (TLTP) Program , UK. Evaluated effectiveness of nationwide Computer-based learning initiative.

1992

1994

Evaluation Specialist (ISLE project): The Institute for Computer-Based Learning, Heriot-Watt University(Edinburgh, UK), evaluated quality of radical innovative collaborative computer-based learning platform.

Awards

Bullet Research Assistantship Excellence Award, College of IST, Drexel University, 2004.

   Winner of College of IST, Drexel University, Research Day award for research poster, “Knowledge Exchange: A Tool for Collaborative Learning,” 2003.

Bullet Winner of College of IST, Drexel University, Teaching Assistant Excellence Award (2002) 

Service To The Academic Community

Conference MiniTracks

 

2008: HICSS MiniTrack Co-Chair (with Susan Gasson), Supporting Distributed Cognition in Knowledge Management Systems, Supporting Distributed Cognition in Knowledge Management Systems Minitrack

2007: HICSS MiniTrack Co-Chair (with Susan Gasson), Social and Distributed Cognition in Knowledge Management Systems, http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/HICSS.2007.485

Reviewer for:

Bullet International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (IJHCS)

Bullet International Journal of e-Collaboration (IJeC)

Bullet Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (JCMC)

Bullet Communications of the ACM (CACM)

Bullet Information Visualization (IVS)     

Bullet International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (IJCSCL)

Bullet AIS International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS);

Bullet Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS);

Bullet Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS);

Bullet European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS);

Bullet Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS)

Industry Experience (Non-Academic)

Career Overview

Analyst, Designer, Programmer and evaluator. Over 15 years experience in systems development in a wide variety of environments, using a range of hardware/software platforms. Ten years specialization in database analysis and programming. Strong analytical and design skills, strong teaching and support skills, technical skills and management skills.

Professional Appointments

2000

2000

Technical Support and Systems testing Specialist, Flagship Systems Incorporated, Dallas, TXProvided first line technical support and comprehensive systems testing for Enterprise-Wide Accounting Software System.

1997

1998

Consultant in IT Systems Development, Indefatigable Frog Limited, Coventry, UK

Director of consultancy firm, providing services in IT systems development, analysis and design for government and educational sectors.

1996

1997

Consultant in IT Systems Development,  RSA Examinations Board, Coventry, UK

Consultant providing services in IT for the Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). I  Analyzed and implemented major upgrades to the Examinations processing system. I performed extensive systems testing on the upgraded system; this process was completed substantially ahead of schedule.

1989

1991

Consultant in IT Systems Development, Optionchase, Ltd, London , UK

Senior consultant providing services in IT systems development, analysis and design for banking sector. Team manager for major project.

1988

1989

Lead programmer, Fraser-Williams Ltd, London, UK

Consultant for software house, providing services in IT systems development for government and corporate sectors.

1980

1988

Executive Officer, Department of Computing Services, Metropolitan Police, London, UK

Analyst, designer and programmer on major government projects. Extensive expertise in database systems, programming, design, training and systems testing. Computer forensics and expert witness evidence collection.