SXSWedu 2014

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I was thrilled to present at SXSWedu 2014 on the Digital Corps: A Model for Midwest Student Success. The description from the SXSWedu program: Entering its 6th year, the Ball State University Digital Corps brings west coast startup culture to higher education. We create apps, videos, and other artifacts. But, we see our product as … View More

My “Higher Ed Expert” article on College Express

College Express asked me to answer a few questions for students who are looking to find a great career. Here’s a brief excerpt: How would you advise students best position themselves to be employed when they graduate?There are many job skills that can be acquired in any job, from simply interacting with people to dragging … View More

Great scene from Pete’s Dragon

Pete’s Dragon was one of my favorite movies growing up. I recently rediscovered it and realized how much it seems to have influenced my opinions of bureaucracy. I’m lucky to work at a great institution where I can be student focused! I think everyone who’s been a student can relate to Pete and Nora’s experience … View More

My first book: Be Employed When You Graduate

My first book, Be Employed When You Graduate, is now available in paperback, iBook, and Kindle! I wrote the book specifically for undergraduate students like the ones I am fortunate to work with on a daily basis. These are smart, talented, and motivated students who just need to learn how to play the game so … View More

2013 Governmental Affairs Society of Indiana Conference

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I was very proud to show off our great app at the Governmental Affairs Society of Indiana (GASI) conference. We got a lot of great feedback and look forward to getting this app out the door!

2013 Ball State Commercial

Ball State makes new commercials every other year. For the third series in a row, the school chose to feature a student of mine! If you look closely, you’ll see I have a cameo in 2 of them.  2013 Kayleigh’s Story (on Ball State’s website) 2011 Brody’s Story (on Ball State’s website)   2009 Phylecia’s … View More

Where did this website come from?

I have always been passionate for innovative technology, compelling stories, and the importance of great education. Because of this, my experience ranges from films to apps to education. And, I’ve been fortunate enough to win awards and honors in each of these categories. Most people see the world as a bunch of discrete pursuits, but … View More

2013 Adobe Education Leaders Summer Institute


Another wonderful summer institute at Adobe Headquarters in San Jose, CA. The week started with an “Unconference” that was fantastic, continued with great learning from other educators and glimpses into Adobe’s future, and ended with a terrific design challenge that brought out some amazing ideas.

2013 Breakthrough Models Academy

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I attended the in person portion of the 2013 Breakthrough Models Academy in July 2013. Quite simply, the goal is to improve education. We heard an amazing line up of speakers while our groups worked on creating our own breakthrough models to be presented at Educause 2013 in October. We all presented at the end … View More

Google Glass Indy Star Article

We got a pair of Google Glass for Josh Lowe, a student developer in the Digital Corps to use and get familiar with. Here is an Indy Star article about his experience.