As of 22 June 2012, i am in the process of redesigning this site. The current content was last updated August 2011.I received my PhD in human-computer interaction (HCI) and sociology from Iowa State University. My advisors were Stephen B. Gilbert and William F. Woodman.
My work stands at the nexus of the disciplines of computer science and sociology through the interdisciplinary field of human-computer interaction. In my work, I apply social theories to the design of computer interfaces that increase collaboration along with the ways technology affects social structure.
I have done work in topics such as accessibility/reducing the digital divide, intercultural design of mobile interfaces, multimodal interfaces, and design and evaluation of systems to support group work. Above all, I value collaboration and have worked with individuals from English literature, art and design, computer science, psychology, management information systems (MIS), geologic and atmospheric sciences, mechanical engineering, music, computer engineering, curriculum and instruction, and sociology.