I am an assistant professor in the Department of Management Information Systems at San Jose State University and my
academic and professional background is in business and technology. I earned my Ph.D. in Computer Science from
Indiana University in 2010 (An Adaptable Repository for Complex Scientific Metadata), and prior to starting at San Jose State in 2013 I was a post-doctoral researcher at
the Data to Insight Center at Indiana University with a focus on the use of metadata and provenance in the management
of large scientific data sets. In the Fall of 2013 I joined the MIS Department here at San Jose State as part of the
University's multi-disciplinary cluster initiative in Cybersecurity and Big Data. Click here
to learn more about the cluster and what we are doing.
My prior academic experience includes a Masters in Computer Science
from DePaul University in Chicago with a concentration in databases (while I was working at Price Waterhouse), and a Masters in Accountancy
('86) and B.S. in Accounting ('84) from Southern Illinois University.
Prior to pursuing my Ph.D. (midlife crisis), I worked for over 15 years in software development and professional
services at Ernst & Young, Price Waterhouse, and Arthur Andersen; including software programming, software design,
product management, and client management.