I’m an American professor and new media theorist who researches technologies including open source software and collaborative multimedia development in the context of the history of publishing.

Me, in my Ross Hall office.

I’ve lived in a lot of places: I grew up in Alabama, went to college in Indiana (where I also studied abroad in London), did my doctorate in Pittsburgh, took a first assistant professor position for a few years in Seattle, and have lived for the past almost twenty years in Ames, Iowa. (I love our house.)

I’m also a husband to a wonderful wife, Alisha, and a father of two amazing children, Quinn and Charlie. Oh, and we have a corgi and two cats.

I love to hike, bicycle and play golf. I love drone-based aerial photography and videography. And I’m working now to re-learn playing tennis without embarrassment.

Share this Page