Teaching

Associate Professor
University of Baltimore
Fall 2017 – Present

Assistant Professor
University of Baltimore
Fall 2011 – Spring 2017

Simulation and Digital Entertainment (SDE)

SDE focuses on engaging students with many different aspect of the video game design process. Upon graduation students should be able to find a position designing and developing video games or other gaming simulations within either the professional game design industry or within other technology fields.

Courses Taught:
  • COSC 150: Introduction to Game Design
  • COSC 250: Game Scripting
  • COSC 315: Programming for Interactive Design
  • COSC 320: Game Concept and Design
  • COSC 324: Designing for Humans
  • COSC 390: Game Journalism
  • COSC 405: The Business of Game Development

Interaction Design and Information Architecture (IDIA)

IDIA is a graduate level program offering doctoral, masters, and certification programs. Coursework focuses upon web design and development, interaction design, information architecture, human-computer interaction, user research and participatory design methods.

Courses Taught:
  • IDIA 616: Mobile Web
  • IDIA 618: Dynamic Websites
  • IDIA 619: Interactive Multimedia
  • IDIA 750: Special Topics Course in Socio-Technical Theories of Interaction

Applied Information Technology (AIT)

AIT focuses developing practical computer skills and knowledge for students seeking positions in the information technology field. Courses cover topics from building and troubleshooting computer problems to developing and writing desktop applications to installing and configuring web servers.

Courses Taught:
  • COSC 155: Internet Technologies: Mastering the Basics
  • COSC 324: Designing for Humans
  • COSC 351: Advanced and Object-oriented Programming

Graduate Instructor,
Penn State University,
Spring 2011, 2010, Fall 2008

  • SRA 497A Statistical Analysis for Information Sciences
  • IST 431 The Information Environment

Mentoring:

Kelly Browning
Masters in Interaction Design and Information Architecture
Spring 2015

Tulika Prasad
Masters in Interaction Design and Information Architecture
Fall 2015

Joël Virothaisakun
Masters in Interaction Design and Information Architecture
Anticipated graduation – Spring 2017

Shahd Alruwaili
College of Arts and Sciences
Masters in Interaction Design and Information Architecture
Anticipated graduation – Summer 2017

Member of Dissertation Committee:

Glenn White
D. Sci Information and Interaction Design
Fall 2015

Lianne Appelt
D. Sci Information and Interaction Design
Fall 2015

Ian Carnaghan
D. Sci Information and Interaction Design
Spring 2014

Governance:

2016 – 17 Strategic Planning and Budgeting Taskforce
2016 – 17 CAS Faculty Workload Committee
2016 – 17 University Culture and Diversity Committee
2015 – 17 College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Senate Executive Committee
2015 University Faculty Senate CAS representative
2014 SCD Faculty Search Committee
2014 CAS Research Day Committee
2014 CAS Untenured Faculty Workgroup – Lead
IAT Web Server Committee
2014 College of Arts & Science Committee to Revise Promotion & Tenure Guidelines
2013 College of Arts & Science Associate Dean Search Committee

Affiliations:

Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)
American Society for Information Systems
Association of Virtual World Researchers
Popular Culture/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)

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