I’m an assistant professor of communication at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and and freelance writer. I’ve taught communication and humanities courses at ERAU since 2003. As a writer, I’ve covered issues such as digital text communication, medicine including radiology and oncology, sex education, financial services technologies, banking, Web development, internal auditing, commercial real estate, banking, and legal issues.
Before entering academia, I worked in the legal field for a decade or so, followed by a public relations job at a technology consultancy for the financial services industry. Subsequently, I discovered lucrative freelance business journalism, where I covered technological topics on the cusp of freelance fees being sucked into the vacuum created by the bursting of the NASDAQ Bubble.
I have a PhD in Texts and Technology, MA in Creative Writing, and BA in Liberal Studies from the University of Central Florida. My dissertation, Green Chairs, Fictional Phalluses, Infiltration, and Love on the Rocks: Medical Imaging Artifacts Blown Up, explores problem-solving through the artifacts created by medical imaging technologies. My most recent peer-reviewed publication is “The Evolution of Medical Imaging Technologies: Electric Meat and the Physician’s Shifting Gaze,” in Ea – Journal of Medical Humanities & Social Studies of Science and Technology, 2.3 (April 2011).
Experimenting with Web site design, working with images and Photoshop, writing fiction and non-fiction, fiddling in Photoshop, and thinking about how texting creates a peculiar sense intimacy between sender and receiver, and how all communication, oral and verbal, involves elements of performance, particularly Facebook, are some things that I do. I also really like tennis.
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