Professional Biography

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I am currently a tenure-track Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Tennessee at Martin.
On this page I've included selected biographical items from my professional life.


Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Kentucky 2012
•  Thesis Title:   "Graphical Models for Decision Support in Academic Advising"
•  Advisor:   Judy Goldsmith, Ph.D.

M.S. in Computer Science, University of Kentucky 2010

Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Science, University of Kentucky 2009

Bachelor of the Arts, Transylvania University 2006
•  Major: Computer Science
•  Minor: Psychology


College of Engineering and Natural Science Ray and Wilma Smith Professorship, University of Tennessee at Martin

Provost's Award for Outstanding Teaching, University of Kentucky 2012 (link)

2nd Place Graduate Poster, University of Kentucky STEM Symposium 2012 (link)

ACM/UPE Outstanding Teaching Assistant Nominee, University of Kentucky Department of Computer Science 2012

Lexington Herald-Leader Fellowship Winner, University of Kentucky 2012

Selected to attend IJCAI Doctoral Consortium with Scholarship, 2012


UTM Faculty Senate, Fall 2015--Present

Teaching Assistant Professional Development Initiatives group member, University of Kentucky 2012

Micro-Teaching Session Leader, University of Kentucky New Teaching Assistant Training 2012

Assistant, Participant at the CISE Broader Impacts Summit, Washington, DC 2010 (report)

Student Volunteer, UAI, SIGCSE, CDMS


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