this is me

Picture of me taken in a fancy hallway in the Lurie Nanofabrication Lab.  Because, you know, ships are tiny things.
Hi! This is me, and this site is where I toss updates to my teaching and research and post links to funny things so I don't forget about them. And I don't want to hear any snarky comments about this being made with Google Sites. I know there are swankier options out there, but I'd rather spend my time doing other things, like defending the Oxford comma.  

I am a Lecturer and Research Investigator here at the University of Michigan. I have a wide range of research interests, so I'm always up to something new. I have taught Engr 100: Intro to Engineering -- Underwater Vehicle Design since 2008, and it is so much fun.  I have taught Engr 101: Introduction to Computer Programming since 2015, and it is also so much fun.  If you happened across this page because you are a new student in either of these classes, then welcome! I look forward to meeting you. If you are a random person, also welcome! I probably won't get to meet you, alas.

I cut my teeth on Robert Heinlein's "Future History" novels; hence, privacy has meaning to me. I am not on any social media other than LinkedIn, and I don't pay too much attention even to that. Sorry. If you want to contact me, go ahead and email me.  Go Blue!!