Most broadly, I think of myself as focused on exploration of the interconnections between things. Put another way, I am a researcher. In terms of work, I am the Senior Director, Research and Strategic Innovation at the Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP), and Chief Operating Officer, Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT). I am also a Principal Research Scientist with the School of Public Policy.
My research interests are trans-disciplinary in nature and relate to technology implementation barriers and opportunities at the intersection of public policy, information technology adoption and innovation. Additionally, I am interested in the functioning of communities and virtual groups. My current research projects focus on innovation networks, network intermediaries, the Internet of Things (IoT), the role of policy in advancing technology and universal accessibility goals for persons with disabilities and the aging, e-accessibility, telework and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. In terms of institutions: public sector information policy development, state and local government use of information and communication technologies (ICT’s), and the operation of communities of practice and online and collaboration in virtual environments.
The other major emphasis of my research over the last decade has been on e-learning, telecommunications and ubiquitous computing policy, virtual collaboration, and learning communities. The research approaches I tend to use include online data collection and e-Delphi methodology, focus group, survey, and interview methodologies.