This is a personal website originally created in 1994 with the help of my students that wanted me better connected with the growing “world-wide-web”. The site has always interwoven my personal and professional life. Why? My students wanted to know more about their professors.
The Secret Lives of Faculty
To further explain this connection, I presented at the 2015 Salute to Faculty Excellence Week, on the theme “The Secret Lives of Faculty.” Pecha Kucha is Japanese for “chit-chat” and describes a presentation format using 20 slides which advance automatically in 20-second intervals.
This may help explain why, as a professor, I mix my personal and professional life. This site has been used over the years to provide support for my current students, alumni, and the larger collegium. I cannot segment out my life and my work as a professor.
Social Media and Communication
We are often “caught-up” in internet conversations with a limited toolset to use for communication. Limited characters, limited time, limited to text, and limited to modes of communication that each create a set of barriers to communication that to keep us from fully flesh out the post that we make on social media. [click here to read more]
I do not make any pretense of representing my employer
(program, department, college, university, or the State of Texas).
I have linked to official websites, where appropriate, to guide visitors to “official” answers.
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