I joined the Department of Computer Science in February 2020. Prior to my role as Director of Academic and Support Services, I worked in the Office of Curricular Affairs as Interim Director and in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry as Senior Academic Advisor. I have previously taught 8th grade science at Crane Middle School and Biology at Gila Ridge High School in Yuma, Arizona. I earned a BS in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona and an MEd in Educational Administration and Supervision from Arizona State University.
My primary role in the department is to lead and supervise the Academic Services Office. I am responsible for setting strategic goals and initiatives for Academic Services and Information Technology Offices, ensuring that needs and priorities of students, faculty, and staff are being met. I enjoy meeting with and interviewing students, faculty, and staff. Among my many responsibilities, one of favorite is telling the stories of the CSC department so others can learn about the great people of the department.
In my free time, I enjoy hiking with Jenn (wife), children (Sophie, Zoey, Mila, and Atticus), and adopted dogs (Misty, Nacho, and Teddy). I enjoy mountain biking and learning new skills that can be used to build/repair (working with my hands). I have recently started playing Fortnite (I know late to it) and enjoy playing duos or quads with my kids.
Favorite books: To Kill a Mockingbird, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, It, Dark Tower Series, Harry Potter series, Ender’s Game, Love in the Time of Cholera, Life of Pi, and many others.
Favorite TV shows: The Office, 30 Rock, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Golden Girls, Bob’s Burgers, Firefly (bring it back!), The Witcher, Ted Lasso (BELIEVE!) and Cheers.
Favorite movies: Nacho Libre, It, Harry Potter, Dark Knight trilogy, Kill Bill Vol 1 and 2, Coming to America, and Lord of the Rings series.
Favorite music: Queen, Panic! At the Disco, The Format, fun, Mana, Johnny Cash, and many others.
-"Don’t Panic" - Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
-"Hold your head high and keep those fists down" -To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
-"It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy…let’s go exploring!" Calvin and Hobbes (Bill Watterson)