Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
I found success in a community college, after floundering in high school.
I promised to help others if I became successful in technology.
I became a highly successful engineer, working in nuclear research and Intel Corporation.
I changed careers to help others follow a similar path. I became a Professor at Vincennes U.
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Career

Assistant Professor

I prepare the next generation of technologists for their high-tech careers.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Technology
Education
Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

I have always been an early riser. This gives me time to do a little research on the subjects of the day from my home office. If the weather is clear, the ride to work is on county roads lined with trees and farms. Arriving at work, it is breakfast with coffee and oatmeal. The rest of the day is spent telling stories of life in technology, and the underlying knowledge that is required to thrive in that environment. I love telling stories, and technology has driven my successful career.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Consider that a career in a technical field might be more important than any degree for educators. The degree may be needed to get into the game, but your experience is what will make the concepts come alive. Tying the conceptual knowledge to real work is key to keeping the education relevant. The combination of real work in the field and education will help lead the next generation of technologists to success.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

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Challenges I Overcame

Financial
First-Generation College Student