Assistant Professor of Computing and Information Studies


FYS 199: Social Networks and the Philosophy of Friendship
This first year seminar introduces students to the liberal arts by exploring social networks from many disciplinary perspectives.

CIS 112: Database Concepts
Database Concepts presents the fundamentals of normalization, the relational model, structured query language, and database applications.

CIS 241: Introduction to Data Mining
This course provides students with the necessary background and skills to solve problems with data mining techniques in a variety of disciplines.


Preparing a paper for the Digital Humanities 2014 Conference to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland.


  • Serving on the Student Conduct Board
  • Providing academic advising to 30 students
  • Helping to organize THATCamp Pittsburgh 2013

Work Experience

Assistant Professor
July, 2013 to Present

Visiting Assistant Professor
January, 2011 to June, 2013

June, 2010 to December, 2010

Assistant Professor
September, 2008 to June, 2010

Java Developer
April, 2006 to August, 2008

Senior Technical Architect
September, 2000 to April, 2006

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