I am 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 ICTs and development, and study distributed collaboration, transnational NGO networks, and global Internet governance.
I love teaching. I'll talk more about this in a number of 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 "Sailor" found above will introduce you to SV Arcadia and this side of my world.