Bio

I like to help people bridge the gaps between technology and business, between academia and practice, and between the local and the international.

I live in Atlanta, Georgia in the USA where I am a full time lecturer at Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business in the Information Technology Management area.  I develop and deliver courses in business data communications, systems analysis and design, project management, emerging technologies, and various development tools.

As well as teaching, I am a liaison between the ITM faculty and students of Georgia Tech and the business community, promoting employment and service opportunities for students and creating ways for business people, students and faculty to interact through case competitions, professional development, and club activities.

Before working in higher education, I was a systems analyst and programmer with expertise in production planning and inventory control in the textiles and apparel industries. I also wrote and maintained systems to support custom kitting/picking/packing, order entry, bill of materials, MRP, DRP, forecasting, sourcing, cash application, accounts receivable, and payroll. Probably none of this sounds appealing unless you’ve done IT work in the field, in which case it’s obvious that I worked on some interesting stuff.

Science and technology, education, history, and current events are all interests of mine and I read widely in those areas.

I am also a member of the executive board of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, which is a fine bunch of folks that keeps my reading list full.