Within five minutes of meeting you, I’ll have mentioned I’m a Californian, a songwriter, and a guitar player.
I am a graduate of California State University, Northridge (1991), and the University of Washington (1993, 1995). Since 2000, I have taught in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
I teach a data visualization/introduction to R course for math, science, and engineering students. We study elements of human perception, graph design, and visual rhetoric and ethics to create truthful and compelling data visuals.
Besides data visualization, I’m also interested in communication and ethics in engineering generally (co-author of the Engineering Communication Manual, Oxford University Press, expected publication in 2016) and in undergraduate student teaming (member of the CATME development team).
When I’m not teaching, grading, graphing, cooking, reading, sleeping, or being trained by my cats to serve, I can usually be found at my local coffee house, or anywhere else I can borrow a guitar, singing and rousing the rabble.