Hi. A little about me.


I’m an Assistant Professor at the¬†School of Information at Florida State University¬†where I teach courses about social networks, social technologies, and human-centered design of information technology. I started the Social Media Lab in 2013, where I conduct mixed-methods computational social science research on social media engagement and the practice of building professional social networks.

My academic background is diverse, with degrees in Philosophy (B.A., Delaware), Liberal Studies (M.A., Georgetown) and Social Informatics (Ph.D., Drexel). My professional background is in I.T. and information security management, working in engineering, consulting, leadership/cheerleading, and management capacities for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Department of Education, the Federal Aviation Administration, and other government and commercial organizations.

Before my academic career I passed the time as a web designer, barista, waiter, and musician. In my free time I play with computers and dogs, and maybe the most serious hack golfer you know.