Education

  • Ph.D. in Computing Technology in Education, Nova Southeastern University
    • Dissertation: Motivations of Students in the Open-Ended Use of Mobile Computing in Lecture-Based Classrooms
  • Ed.S. in Computing Technology in Education, Nova Southeastern University
  • M.S. in Educational Technology, University of Central Missouri
  • B.S. in Mathematics, Southwest Baptist University

Selected Publications

  • “Learning Theory in Computer Science 1: An Experiment Supporting the Use of Multiple Languages”, co-authored with Tim DeClue and James Cain, Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 27(5), May 2012, 198-204.
  • “Reversing the Course: A New Sequence for Teaching Microsoft Office”, Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 23(4), April 2008, 168-172.
  • “Computer Science and a Biblical World View”, co-authored with Timothy DeClue, included in A Noble Calling: Devotions and Essays for Business Professionals, 2007, Wipf and Stock Publishers.

Selected Presentations

  • Learning Theory in Computer Science 1: An Experiment Supporting the Use of Multiple Languages”, co-authored with Tim DeClue and James Cain. Presented March 31, 2012 at the Eighteenth Annual CCSC Central Plains Conference.
  • “Reversing the Course: A New Sequence for Teaching Microsoft Office”. Presented April 4, 2008 at the Fourteenth Annual CCSC Central Plains Conference.

Related Experience

  • Taught high school computer science and mathematics for 13 years prior to joining SBU

Professional Organizations

  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group - Computer Science Education (SIGCSE)
  • Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC)

Church/Community Service

  • Attends Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church, Springfield
  • Performer for 'Wednesday Night at the Esquire' for First Baptist Church, Bolivar, MO