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I am very willing and want to talk with you. Please take advantage of my scheduled office hours (refer to
my schedule), or
to schedule a different time. You're even welcome to simply drop by at any time; if my office door is open, I'm available to meet
with you. If you're not able to meet in-person with me, I'm very willing to meet with you via Zoom.
Here are some fun and informative videos which explain why you should come to office hours, and how you should talk with your professors.
Partnering with local schools, the Computer Science for Muncie (and Surrounding) Schools (CS4MS+) project team researches, developes, curates, and delivers instructional resources which incorporate Computer Science (CS) into educational offerings, with a focus on the Indiana CS academic standards, and works to advance teachersí understanding of CS and/or interacts with their students as a teaching assistant. To learn more about the project, view our Immersive Learning Showcase pages. To view our curated CS teaching resoruces, view our CS4MS+ web site. Starting fall 2021, this project is offered as part of the CS 341 course.
I have compiled a list of readings which address diversity, inclusivity,and equity.
Here are resources I've used in my classes to introduce diversity, inclusivity, and equity.
I am a member of the following organizations. You may find membership in them beneficial as well.
I am an experienced, learner-centered university lecturer with more than 45 years of experience in systems analysis, programming, database design, teaching, overall business operations, and managing an information technology department in a medium sized company. After working in industry for nearly 30 years, I returned to academia and completed a master's degree in Computer Science at Ball State University in 2010. I have been teaching full time at BSU since then. In addition to my teaching responsibilities, I serve as an advisor for the Golden Key International Honour Society chapter at BSU, and as a leader in the Boy Scouts of America. During past summers I have served as the camp director of a local scout camp.
A collection of words that describe me includes: husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, friend, mentor, teacher, faculty member, researcher, student organization advisor, power walker, Internet addict, punster, good procrastinator, assistant scout master, merit badge counselor, knot head, Eagle Scout, Order of the Arrow (Vigil), Firecrafter (Minisino), and Wood Badge (Bear!).
I enjoy being part of otherís learning, and especially like seeing a "light bulb" turn on when something suddenly "clicks" for a learner. I also find it very rewarding to mentor young adults as they take on, and learn the meaning of, leadership.
My efforts have been recognized and awarded in the following ways throughout the years.
As I have time, content will be added here.
My time comes in sporadic, random, blocks, so you really have no way of knowing how often you should check back.
My advice is to check back sporadically and randomly.
At some point, our sporadic randomness will match and there will be something more for you to see!