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I am a doctoral candidate in learning technologies at Pepperdine University. The primary areas of my research are: the importance of formal arts education and transforming STEM initiatives (Science Technology, Engineering, Math) into STEAM (adding Arts into the mix); integrating emerging, accessible digital technologies to create communities of practice and communities of learners: and identifying the critical factors used to build trans-disciplinary , multi-institutional collaborations. My academic/professional web site is located at

My personal, academic and professional background has been diverse, yet interrelated. I have worked on a farm, served in the military, build houses, trained as an artist, received a degree in history and have been working in interactive media since 1990. All of these experiences have led me to try to make choices that reflect my core values of a deep love of learning and a commitment to making a positive difference to society.

As an artist, my formal explorations are about understanding and commenting on textures created by the relationships between text and images. I am also particularly interested in the role of public art in society and education. My work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, New York and Israel. Additionally, I have had work selected to represent the city of Los Angeles in a international traveling exhibition of sister cities.

In 1988, I was artist-in residence at an art center in northern Israel. There I worked with children from the schools of the three main western faiths- Jewish, Christian and Moslem to create collaborative public art that would educate the children to each other and leave a legacy for future school children.

Since 1990, I have been developing and investigating the use of digital media in three different types of learning environments: museums, K-12 education and academia. I am especially interested in the use of narrative and storytelling; the roles digital technology plays in enhancing learning environments, and developing and promoting communities of learner. My academic work is strongly influenced by the work of Lev Vygotsky, Jerome Bruner, John Dewey, Jane McGonigal, Elliot Eisner, Seymour Papert, Yong Zhao and Lave & Wenger. Other creative influences in my thought process include Ray and Charles Eames, Max Depree, Oliver Sacks, Ben Shahn, Wassily Kandinsky, and Jackson Pollack.