I am the Senior Director, Research and Strategic Innovation, at Georgia Tech’s Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP). Previously, I was the Associate Director of the Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U). I am also a Principal Research Scientist with the Georgia Institute of Technology, in the School of Public Policy, and an Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Disability Law & Policy at the National University of Ireland, Galway. I have taught courses in the areas of political science, disability policy, public administration, information policy, and state and local government policy making. I am currently researching the institutional change in higher education, role of policy in advancing technology and universal accessibility goals for persons with disabilities; the operation of communities of practice and online communities in virtual environments, and institutional issues involved in public sector information policy development and state and local government use of information and communication technologies (ICT’s).
I hold a Ph.D. in Public Policy from George Mason University, an M.P. in Urban Planning from the University of Virginia, and an M.A. in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University, and an MTS (Theological Studies) from Emory University. I sit on the editorial boards of Assistive Technology Journal, International Journal of Cases on Electronic Commerce (IJCEC), Journal of Information Technology & Politics, The Journal of eWorking, and the Journal of Disability Policy Studies, and am on the review panels for ten other journals. My co-edited (with Jarice Hanson and Jeremy Hunsinger) volume, “The Unconnected: Social Justice, Participation, and Engagement in the Information Society” was published in 2013.
I am also Principal at Praxics, a consultancy focused on assessment, implementation, evaluation and policy issues influencing cutting edge technologies related to information, communication and virtual spaces.
Specialties: E-accessibility, higher education policy, e-government, digital government, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Communications Policy, Public Policy, Disability and Accessibility Policy, online and virtual communities, telework, e-learning, virtual collaboration, open source, communities of practice, sponsored research, community development.