Research

My current research focus in on technology-infused pedagogy and student learning in large lectures. My research will enable scholars to better understand how students are using their computers in the classroom setting and the impact that use has on learning.  My research has clear and direct links with practice, with immediate practical implications in course design and instructional strategies.  My research also has a broad impact since a clearer understanding of students’ computer use will better inform pedagogical practice in all technology-infused classrooms.

Previously, I earned both my B.S. and M.S. in Computer Engineering at Mississippi State University, and worked for several years post-Masters in an academic research lab developing virtual reality and scientific visualization applications.  Whether I was allowing someone to walk through virtual forests observing tree growth, fly through hurricanes and experiencing an eye wall collapse, or swim in the ocean searching for submarines hidden inside eddies, my past projects all focus on improving understanding of the studied phenomena.

The research pages on this site provide more detailed information about past and present research projects.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Engineering Education
Scientific Visualization & Virtual Reality