I am a currently an associate professor at American University. At AU I am based primarily in the School of International Service (SIS), working in both the International Communication and International Development programs. I am also affiliated with the AU School of Communication. I work on ICTsand development, and focus on distributed collaboration, Internet governance, and multistakeholder global governance.

I love teaching. I'll talk more about this in various ways on this site, but I currently teach courses on various aspects of International Communication (including Internet Governance, Information Policy), International Development (inclusive sustainable development) and global public policy.  However, I am particularly interested in teaching across countries and cultures using the techniques and technologies of Accessible Cyberlearning.

I have a lot of hobbies, many of them on the adventurous side.  For example, I love alpine skiing and am a member of the National Brotherhood of Skiers, as part of the DC Black Ski Chapter. I am a PADI certified Advanced Underwater Diver. Marathon runner (in the past, not now), and a passionate golfer. However, my most recent and important hobby is sailing.  The link above called SV Arcadia will introduce you to this side of my world.