Computer Information Systems

Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
May 2007
(With Distinction)

Systems Engineering

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

May 1999

Honors and Awards

  • Featured in NSBE Magazine as an "Alumni Extension Member on the Move," Nov/Dec 2008

  • Featured on the front page of the Darlington News & Press, “BrainLab Researcher Hails from Darlington,” July 3, 2008

  • Featured in the KSU Coles College Dean’s Newsletter, June 2008

  • KSU BrainLab featured in Smart Business Magazine, June 2008

  • Recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of "40 Under 40: Young Professionals on the Rise," October 2007

  • Invited to attend Mentoring in Engineering Academia II, Banff International Research Station (BIRS) Workshop in Banff, Canada, July 2007

  • Featured as an entrepreneur transforming the future of the world in “Take the Lead,” Entrepreneur Magazine, May 2007

  • Selected for a Georgia State University Dissertation Grant Award, 2006-07

  • Accepted to Rochester Institute of Technology’s Future Faculty Career Exploration Program (FFCEP), October 2006

  • Accepted to North Carolina State University’s Building the Faculty of the Future Program, 2006

  • Recognized in The Chancellor’s List, 2005-2006

  • Accepted to the Georgia Institute of Technology’s FOCUS Fellows Program, 2006

  • Accepted to the International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS) Doctoral Consortium, 2004

  • Selected as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow, 2003-2007

  • Selected as a Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Doctoral Scholar, 2003-2007

  • Accepted to the Richard J. Tapia Diversity in Computing Doctoral Consortium, 2003

  • Received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Honorable Mention, 2003

  • Selected as a KPMG Ph.D. Project Doctoral Fellow, 2002-2007

  • Inducted into Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, 1997

  • Inducted into the Golden Key National Honor Society, 1997

Professional Experience

Kennesaw State University, Assistant Professor of Business Information Systems Management and Director of the BrainLab

Kennesaw, GA                                                                             August 2007-Present

Tenure-track faculty member conducting research as director of the Kennesaw State University BrainLab in the area of brain-computer interface technology. 

Georgia Institute of Technology BrainLab, Visiting Researcher

Atlanta, GA                                                                             January 2006-May 2007

Researcher working under the direction of Dr. Melody Moore Jackson to expand the application of direct-brain and biometric interfaces for use with existing technology such as functional near-infrared (fNIR) imaging devices and wearable computers.

Georgia State University BrainLab, Graduate Research Assistant

Atlanta, GA                                                                              August 2002-May 2007

Researcher working under the direction of Dr. Melody Moore Jackson to design and develop direct-brain interfaces to help improve the quality of life for users with severe motor disabilities. Conducting multi-disciplinary work in information systems, computer science, engineering, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience. Participated in proposal writing, maintenance, and project closeout for large grants supporting research in the lab.

Accenture, Consultant – Solutions Engineering, Government Market Unit

Reston, VA                                                                           August 1999-August 2002

Testing Lead for new website for a major government agency. Supervised team of seven who tested for content and link errors. Created site maps and metrics to track team progress. Training Lead for the design and development of training and communication in support of an Internet-based application designed to reduce paper-based entry and reporting for a major federal government agency. Developed on-line, point-of-need training. Facilitated User Acceptance Tests (UATs) and classroom-based training. Coordinated large-scale data collection and training effort at the agency’s twenty (20) largest authorities and seven (7) area offices located across the nation. Oversaw the coaching program which deployed seventy-five (75) individuals in the field to train their offices on the application. Senior Analyst for requirements gathering effort to design a new module for an Internet-based application. Served as Change Control Board (CCB) liaison for system error resolution process. Devised and executed a three-tiered testing and training plan for thirteen (13) government agency program areas to test Year 2000-related Day One and Contingency Plans.

Dominion Semiconductor, Capstone Consultant

Manassas, VA                                                                      September 1998-May 1999

Yearlong Systems Engineering Capstone Project to research and design a new browser-based operator interface for the Poseidon Manufacturing Execution System.  Analyzed usability of the previous system, modeled human-computer interaction, and utilized recommended graphical user interface standards to design a new interface. Published undergraduate thesis on this topic: “Operator Interface Design for the Poseidon Manufacturing Execution System.”

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