CV

EDUCATION
George Mason University (2007-expected 2015)

  • Ph.D. in History, ABD, Advanced to Candidacy January 2011
  • Dissertation: “Nazi Tunnels: German factory dispersal projects of World War II” (http://nazitunnels.org).
  • Oral Exam passed 10/29/2010
  • Major Field: Modern Europe.
  • Minor Field: 20th Century German.
  • Minor Field: New Media.

George Mason University (2005-2007)

  • M.A. History awarded May 2007. GPA 3.77.
  • Emphasis on modern German History and new media.

Arizona State University (2000-2003)

  • B.A. in History awarded May 2003. GPA 3.61.
  • B.A. in German awarded May 2003. GPA 3.61.
  • Graduated magna cum lauda.
  • Emphasis in Asian studies.
  • Deans List: 4 semester, Honor Roll: 5 semesters
  • D.A.N.K. (German American National Congress) scholarship

 

PAPERS

  • “The Future of our Past. Leveraging Todays Technology to Capture Yesterdays Memories.” [pdf] Mesa, Arizona Family History Expo 2008 [link].
  • “Mapping Nazi Tunnels: The Reich’s Secret Plans for Underground Factories.” [pdf] American Historical Association Annual Meeting 2009 [link].
  • “Digital History: Tools and Tricks to Learn the New Trade.” American Historical Association Annual Meeting 2013 [link].

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2013

George Mason University – Western Civilization HIST 100 (Fall 2013)

George Mason University – Lead Discussion on 3D Printing in the Humanities (Summer 2013)

2011

Arizona State University – PUB 598/HST 598 Public History/Digital Publishing (January 10-14)

 

ORGANIZATIONS

  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • American Historical Association

 

GRANTS and AWARDS

Dr. Richard M. Hunt Fellowships for the Study of German Politics, Society, and Culture (2012-2013)

George Mason University Provost Travel Grant (2013)

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Associate Directory of Technology (June 2011 – present)
Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

  • Systems administrator for 17 servers, both hardware and software, that serve web content to over 1.3 million unique visitors each month, with over 80 active domain names.
  • Manage over 150 personal computers and software licenses to comply with George Mason University policies.
  • Oversee the technical needs and help shape technical goals for the Center for History and New Media.

Adjunct Professor (August 2013 – present)
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

IT Analyst, Technical Coordinator, Webmaster (June 2006 – June 2011)
Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

  • Systems administrator for 17 servers, both hardware and software, that serve web content to over 1.3 million unique visitors each month, with over 80 active domain names.
  • Manage over 150 personal computers and software licenses to comply with George Mason University policies.
  • Oversee the technical needs and help shape technical goals for the Center for History and New Media.

Graduate Research Assistant (Jan. 2006 – May 2006)
Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

  • Design and build web applications for internal tracking of resources.
  • Update and improve existing projects, such as the September 11 digital archive (http://911digitalarchive.org).

Lead Developer, Project Manager (Feb. 2005 – Present)
Grumpet.com, Mesa, AZ.

  • Design, create, and manage multiple company web pages.
  • Manage hardware, software and logistical issues involved with web servers.

Computer Technician, Project Manager (Jan. 2003 – Feb. 2005)
Sequoia Development, Mesa, AZ.

  • Lead international team to research and implement solutions to school needs.
  • Provided reliable and prompt support and training to staff.

Computer Teacher (Jan. 2003 – May 2004)
Sequoia Schools, Mesa, AZ.

  • Developed original and engaging curriculum.
  • Helped students understand and internalize course material.
  • Instructed and guided students through hands-on projects.

Skills

  • Over ten years experience in the web development business, as designer, programmer, and systems support.
  • Fluent in PHP, HTML, CSS. Proficient in MySQL, BASH, JavaScript (AJAX). Dabbled in Flash, Java, Perl, Python, Ruby. I can learn anything the job requires.
  • Pretty darn good with office applications, including Microsoft, OpenOffice, and iWorks. I can use Word, Excel, and Powerpoint with skill.
  • Knowledgeable with Photoshop, Final Cut, Audacity (and other audio editing tools). I can use Dreamweaver, but prefer to do my coding on the command line using VIM. I can quickly learn any program necessary to do the job.
  • Troubleshoot, manage, and repair all major operating systems (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X).
  • Developed and programmed with many different CMS applications and frameworks including WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, and CodeIgniter.
  • Able to assess the needs of projects and provide guidance on the industry best practices.
  • I seem to be able to fix anything that’s broken, usually by just being there.
  • People friendly, and able to explain technical details in non-intimidating and understandable ways. I like to use analogies and metaphors.
  • Diagnose and repair hardware issues on servers and personal computers from all major brands.
  • Experience building and deploying LAMP and backup servers.

Recent Accomplishments

  • Successfully deployed 14 new systems (Sun and Dell), setting up RAID, Remote Console, OS and software installation.
  • Set up DNS servers using djbdns/tinydns to manage over 100 domains.
  • Set up hosting environment using RedHat clustering for high availability failover, MySQL, Apache, and PHP, to service over 100 domains.
  • 100% located equipment for yearly inventory for past 4 years
  • Prepare projects to comply with US Government policies (POA&M, Contingency Plans, SSP, and Configuration Management Plans).
  • Designed and built a hardware, software, and assets management system.
  • Built a Linux program to log users who log in via SSH or SFTP, because there is no Linux program that does this already.