Research Summary

In general my academic interests reflect my professional context: computer science and teaching. In broad strokes I continually learn about education, software engineering, computer science, adolescent development, and learning. I'm a professional educator who is always interested in reflecting and sharpening my craft. I wrote my master's degree on helping people with high content knowledge and low teaching skill effectively teach.

I struggle to stay abreast of the very fast moving field of computer science. I deepen my understanding and skill with PHP, Python, Javascript, and the Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) stack. I am interested in learning more languages, especially compiled languages like Golang.

For personal reasons I study Parkinson's disease at regular intervals (my father suffered and died from the disease). When I look through the world with a research epistemological frame, I generally look for peer-reviewed, journaled research and credentialed academics to learn from. I'm quite comfortable feeling challenged.

I am probably much to curious and interested in to many things to be a true expert in anything. That being said, I've reduced my scope recently, and prefer to learn more deeply about fewer things than learn a bit about a broader range of topics.

Interests

  • Computer Science
  • Programming Javascript
  • Programming Python
  • Programming PHP
  • Games and Learning
  • Text-Based-Games and Learning
  • Linux and the LAMP stack
  • Web Applications
  • Mindfulness
  • Expression Engine
  • Role playing games
  • Playing the guitar, badly
  • Cooking large meals
  • Prepping
  • Sustainability
  • Solar power generation
  • WW2 History
  • Bushcraft
  • Homesteading
  • Hunting, guns