Scripps Doctoral Students
Office: RTVC 015
Education: BS Technical Communication, Michigan Technological University; MA Media Arts and Studies, Ohio University.
Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence on the Web. This includes robo-journalism, virtual agents, and other intelligent systems that create content and interact with human users; the Internet as a medium of communication, which includes new/social media, Internet culture, media policy and law, and feminist theory.
Teaching: JOUR4180 Digital Innovations (Spring 2016)
Professional Experience: I am a Web pioneer who started my first online business in 1995 before eBay and Google got going. After 20 years developing/designing/managing websites and social media for small businesses and non-profits, I decided to shift my career into academics so I could study Web phenomena and related issues as applied to human-computer relationships.