I have been teaching for over 25 years. The major portion of this time was at Western Oregon University teaching in a traditional computer science major. I also served as the UNIX sysadmin, web developer, and database admin for the Computer Science Department and at times, the University. For three years, I was the IT Director responsible for the student information system, academic network, computer labs, hardware and maintenance, and help desk. Along the way I earned a B.S. in Chemistry, M.S. in Mathematics, M.S. in Computer Science, and Ph.D. in Computer Science Education. My current research interest is technology and security education.
My previous industry experience includes software testing for major aircraft corporations, real-time data acquisition and machine control programming for a small microcomputer firm, computer operator for an insurance company, and student programmer while in college.
In 2002, my wife and I wanted to move back to New England to be closer to family. This led to my association with Champlain College. I am currently the Department Chair for Information Assurance and Technology which includes three programs: Computer Information Technology, Computer and Digital Forensics, and Computer Networking and Cybersecurity (CNCS) . I have taught many of the courses in the CNCS major and currently teach courses in Telecom, TCP/IP, Software and Web Security, as well as the senior capstone course.
I live with my wife, Lee, and two dogs in South Hero. In my free time I like working on genealogy, restoring a 1930 Model A Ford, exploring the islands, and working on myriad of projects.