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I strive to use my knowledge and skills to help others improve their lives in meaningful ways through communication, education, information, and technology.


I believe technology is not the answer to our growing problem of information overload. It is merely one tool in finding a solution. The fundamental issue is the information itself: its structure, its acquisition, and its use. To be beneficial, information must have relevance, meaning, and value. Therefore, it must be systematically organized; relationships and patterns must be obvious and underlying concepts clear.

Much of my work has centered on structuring information in meaningful ways (whether in the written or spoken word or computer code). My past projects include the design and implementation of large-scale information solutions for Aetna, NASDAQ, NYSE, U.S. Department of Education, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. During my career, I’ve served on numerous standard-setting committees in the educational, financial, and healthcare arenas.

Research Interests

I am particularly interested in the following professional specialty areas:

  • Corporate communication standards
  • Healthcare policy and communication
  • Information architecture and design
  • Intellectual property and cyberspace law
  • Legal research, analysis, and writing
  • Medical informatics
  • Online pedagogy and adult-learning theory
  • Public Policy/Politics
  • Software design, development, and documentation
  • Technology-assisted learning

Professional Affiliations

I belong to these professional organizations:

  • American Health Information Management Association
  • American Medical Informatics Association
  • Association for Educational Communications and Technology
  • eLearning Guild
  • Justice Writers
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
  • Sakai User Group
  • Society for Technical Communication
  • U.S. Basketball Writers Association
  • Women’s Basketball Coaches Association


I find the following activities interesting and enjoyable:

  • Gardening
  • Interior design and decorating
  • Icelandic Sagas
  • Olympic movement and history
  • Reading
  • Swimming
  • Theatre
  • Traveling
  • Women’s basketball