What i do
What I've Done
I love to solve problems. Whether it’s a problem with things or people, if you give me something that’s broken or dysfunctional, I’ll do everything I can to fix it.
In order to do that, I need to be able to figure things out. I guess that’s why I geek out over data, and I love education. It’s what I love about working in higher education and at Georgia State University in particular.
I am also a big fan of the arts – the “A” in STEAM. I am fascinated by science, technology, and math, and I’m an engineer by training. But music was my first love. I have been a musician since I was five, and I love composing and performing music.
In fact, when I became a cancer survivor, I wrote a musical about my experience. I have used my musical to teach healthcare workers about the patient experience and clinical empathy. I continue to use my stories and music to help others learn through arts experiences.
Personally, I am so fortunate to be married to an amazing woman and to be the father of three wonderful kids. My family is the most important part of my life. I also love to run. Long-distance running is my meditation – helping both my physical and mental well being – and it taught me that the key to achieving success comes one step at a time combined with a strong dedication to the finish line.
There you have it. That’s me in a nutshell. If I can be of service to you or your organization, I would love to hear from you.
The Total Student Engagement Dashboard
It is always fulfilling to be a part of Georgia State University doing innovative things to help our students succeed. The total student engagement dashboard is a solution we created to unify data from numerous sources across the university to improve our efforts with student success.
Super Flower Blood Moon
I created a time-lapse using Gimp from photos I took with my Google Pixel 3 of Sunday’s Super Flower Blood Moon.
ONS Congress Event
What a wonderful virtual session with a terrific group of over 300 oncology nurses at the Oncology Nursing Society ONS Congress last week. Anne McSweeney, LCSW and I of Center Stage Education had the privilege to present to an incredibly engaged awesome audience of the angels of healthcare!
Podcast: Three Kids, a Musical, and a Book
I had the pleasure to speak with Joyce from the Max Mallory Foundation. Check out their latest podcast episode: “Three Kids, a […]