I received my B.S.
in Physics with emphasis in condensed matter from San Diego State University in 1989.
Following this, I spent two and a half years supporting clinical neuroscience
research under Dr. Doug Will and alongside Dr. Dave Warner (who was an M.D./Ph.D. student at the time) at Loma Linda University Medical Center's Neurology Research Center
(NRC), during which time I helped pioneer new ways of integrating and applying
virtual reality, novel sensor technologies, and data visualization techniques to the clinical
setting in areas such as quantitative assessment of movement disorders (Parkinson's
Disease, Huntington's Disease, ALS), physical rehabilitation (augmentative
communication, environmental control), and electrophysiological measurement
and analysis of bioelectromagnetic data (EEG, ECG, EMG, MEG).
I did two years of graduate work in neurophysiology at Loma Linda University
and was a research assistant at the Parkinson's Research Center (PRC)
at Jerry L. Pettis Veterans Medical Center under the direction of Dr.
Jeff Tosk within the research wing of Dr. Ross Adey. I assisted with research into the biophysical basis
of Parkinson's Disease and related movement disorders, including in vitro
cell culture work with dopaminergic neurons, using HPLC to measure dose-response
to amphetamine, photoacoustic spectroscopy work on the optical absorption
properties of neuromelanin, and chemiluminescent studies of oxidative
burst in J774 macrophage cells as a model for microglial cell death.
While a student at LLU, I also co-Directed a medical education computer-based learning center and collaborated with physician/mentors on a range of medical education courseware development projects. I was a member of the IMED medication education consortium.
I worked for four years as a multimedia specialist for the San Diego State University College of Sciences. Through workshops and online instructional materials I assisted faculty with web-based course delivery and smart classroom presentations.
I spent five years as Supervisor of the SDSU Education Center on Computational
Science and Engineering where I directed work on the incorporation of
high-performance computing including modeling, simulations, visualization
and data-intensive computing into the undergraduate curriculum.
I currently work full-time as an Educational Programmer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center on the UCSD campus. I work to promote the use of cyberinfrastructure within the K-12 and undergraduate education community through workshops, training, and curriculum development in collaboration with a talented group of co-workers and educators.
I also teach part time as an Adjunct Professor at Cuyamaca College. I have taught Flash Web Animation (GD222), CSS/XHTML (CIS211), and PHP/MySQL Dynamic Web Apps (CIS219).
I am a second-year graduate student in the SDSU Education Technology Master's Program. This semester I am enrolled in Bernie Dodge's Edtec670-Exploratory Games and Learning course.
extensive experience in education courseware development with emphasis
on challenging concepts in science. I has published and presented work
in such diverse areas as visualization of electrophyisological data, virtual
reality technologies applied to neurorehabilitation, distributed medical
intelligence, and instructional design of CD-ROM video-based case studies
for pre-service teachers in math and science education. My CV is available
I enjoy hiking, biking (road and mountain), all kinds of art, gardening/composting, learning.
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