Employment and Professional Experience
Information Technology Director
Arts & Sciences Computing, The University of Pennsylvania, May 1, 1998 to PresentDirect Instructional Computing; collaborate with faculty in the effective use of information technology for research and instruction; collaborate with faculty in creating courseware on Web and CD-ROM; produce materials to educate faculty; administer and support Blackboard courseware.
Information Systems Specialist III
Arts & Sciences Computing, The University of Pennsylvania, August 1, 1996 to April 30, 1998Manage Instructional Computing, an office that provides consultation and support for effective use of computer resources in instruction. Research, acquire, install, maintain, upgrade, evaluate, and troubleshoot software and hardware; set and execute policies and procedures; oversee day-to-day operations; collaborate with faculty on special projects such as creating digital video and audio, CD-ROMs, Web sites, and courseware; educate and assist staff, faculty, and teaching assistants individually and in workshops; provide backup and technical assistance to other staff for PennMOO, UNIX system administration, and classroom support; administer World Wide Web and Gopher sites; supervise workstudy assistants; produce publications for publicity and information.
Information Systems Specialist II
Arts & Sciences Computing, The University of Pennsylvania, July 1, 1994 to July 31, 1996First manager of the Faculty Prep Center, an office that assisted faculty in the use of computer and other technology for research and instruction. Webmaster of the CCAT Web and maintained the CCAT Gopher, where I assisted many individuals and groups in the School to create a presence on Internet. Supervised Lee-Ellen Marvin and assisted her in the administration of PennMOO. Assist Michael Nenashev in day-to-day operations of the CCAT host and provided back-up support for Reth Touch in the support of University classrooms in Williams Hall.
Freelance, 1987 to PresentIn 1987, I initiated the distribution of biblical texts in Macintosh format on behalf of CCAT External Services. In order to allow Macintosh users to use these files effectively, I created utility programs. Since that time, I have maintained and upgraded this software and have provided technical support services to Macintosh users from around the world for a variety of purposes. I am a secondary distributor of CCAT texts.
From 1990 to 1993, I served as a programming consultant to Zondervan Electronic Publishing, for whom I reprogrammed commercial Bible-search software macBible (versions 2.1 to 2.6) to incorporate new features and texts, including the NRSV with apocrypha and an improved implementation of Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia. I helped design and program the new interface for version 3.0 and have helped to create the Septuagint module.
Coordinator, Cinema Project
The University of Pennsylvania, Summer, 1990I created graphics and text and otherwise coordinated contributions for a hypertext presentation of Michael Scorsese's Last Temptation of Jesus (on videodisc), for computer-aided instruction in Religious Studies.
Computer Assisted Tools for Septuagint Studies, The University of Pennsylvania, Summer, 1989I compiled and edited all known manuscript variants to Daniel for archival in the CATSS textual database; I streamlined procedures and developed new standards for representing data in CATSS databases.
Center for Computer Analysis of Texts, The University of Pennsylvania, Summer, 1988I operated a Kurzweil optical character recognition machine to put Coptic biblical texts into electronic form; I proof-read the resulting Coptic files.
Center for Computer Analysis of Texts, The University of Pennsylvania, 1986-1987I wrote programs in the Ibycus mini-computer environment to prepare large textual data-bases for publication on the Packard Humanities Institute laser disk, PHI 1.
Coconino County Department of Public Health, Flagstaff, Arizona, 1982-1986I coordinated all aspects of an award-winning, cardiovascular health promotion program: planning, grant writing, contract negotiation, project management, marketing and public relations, budget development and control, procedures and protocols, organization of events, supervision of employees, education, and writing computer programs for education and reporting.
Flagstaff Church of Christ, Flagstaff, Arizona, 1979-1986I led this congregation through a difficult transition; prepared weekly sermons, classes, and small groups; worked with committees to develop and coordinate programs; supervised volunteers; motivated, persuaded, facilitated, did trouble-shooting, built relationships; created multi-media presentations.
Flagstaff Church of Christ, Flagstaff, Arizona, 1976-1979I coordinated campus ministry activities.
Hillcrest Church of Christ, State College, Pennsylvania, 1974-1976I was minister of a small congregation in a university town.