Hello. I’m an academic and early career software developer, currently based in Kamloops, BC (Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc).
After several years of teaching English at the university level, I decided to complete a second undergraduate degree, this time in Computing Science. I spend most of my spare time walking in the mountains.
Selected coursework: Applied AI, Database Systems, Human-Computer Interaction Design, Software Engineering, Web Development
On the theoretical side, I’m interested in natural language processing, cognitive computing, and affective computing.
I hold a PhD in English literature from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Between 2010 and 2019, I taught more than 50 courses on topics such as nonhuman consciousness, drama and poetry, guilt and innocence, invented languages, nineteenth-century social experiments, and academic writing. I also work as a course developer in American literature for TRU-Open Learning and as a tutor at the TRU Writing Centre.
Reflections on research and teaching can be found on my old blog.