My educational background is in electrical engineering (EE) and liberal arts. I've worked in industry for over a dozen years - mostly in high speed digital communication system design and marketing. It's nice to go back to a place where intellectual analysis and the pursuit of new knowledge go hand in hand so well.
My foray into academia started as a teaching assistant and then adjunct faculty in several academic institutions before I enrolled in this PhD program. I love teaching and academic research.
My hobbies include music performance, cooking, international travel, and staying sane in the face of raising two little human beings.
Candidate for the PhD, Rutgers University, 2016 (anticipated)
MSEE, University of Southern California, 1996
BSEE, University of Southern California, 1994
BA, Liberal Arts, St. Mary's College of California, 1994
Major Research Interests
* Human Information Behavior around Social Media
* Social Networks
* Information System Design
* People as Sources of Data
Information Science Researcher
School of Communication & Information
4 Huntington Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
I am currently a doctoral candidate in the Library & Information Sciences department at the School of Communication and Information (SC&I) at Rutgers University. My current research interests are in the use of information and communication technologies (ICT), including social media tools, as information sources (to tell us about both individuals and organizations) and understanding human behavior around that. Current and past projects include work on:
I also teach courses at SC&I in the Information Technology and Informatics undergraduate program, and in the Master of Information program. I've also taught undergraduate electrical engineering courses at Rutgers and The College of New Jersey (TCNJ).
I have an active involvement in doctoral student life, including:
* SC&I doctoral student association's (DSA) treasurer & webmaster (2012 - '15)
* Rutgers ASIST chapter (RUASIST) treasurer (2013 - '14)
* New Jersey ASIST chapter (NJASIST) treasurer (2014 - present)
* Playing a mean acoustic set on the occasional open mic nite
Website last updated: 1/12/16