Shoot 1: Self Portrait
Due: March 11, 2013
Due: April 29, 2013
Due: May 5, 2013
My pioneering research in hypertext and multimedia learning environments has
evolved over the years into my current work with dynamic database-backed web
sites and web applications. I am currently creating an XML syntax as an
abstraction layer on top of the programming and database work that makes such
sites possible. Connected to this work on the web is an interest in online
communities and the virtual worlds they represent. I have also been bringing
this development to bear in support of new platforms such as the Apple iPad.
For most of my career I have been involved in medical and dental informatics.
Much of that work has led to issues of visualization and user interface and
interaction design. I direct an ongoing open source electronic health record
effort called Project Galen which is a natural outgrowth of pioneering efforts
of mine throughout my pre-RIT career. I also have a strong background and
interest in using technology as a tool for education. I've also done research
connected to the accessibility of technology to those with disabilities, as well
as taking advantage of new technologies to assist them.
I am faculty advisor to the Minor in Web Design and Development that I created
for non-computing majors and in connection with that I've expanded my efforts in
digital imaging and video.
As director of information systems for the highest ranked school of dental
medicine I created the first dental school web site in the country. While
education director for the international program of a world-reknown children's
hospital, I began building the Molly web site toolkit.