For over 20 years, I have been meandering through various kinds of experiences. In 1988, after attaining a BSc Honors in Human Physiology from the University of Toronto, I endured a short career in cancer research. Then I attained my MBA at Wilfrid Laurier University in 1990 and operated my own small retail business for 8 years. After selling my business, I worked for a software company and taught part-time at the college level. There, I developed a love for teaching and decided to leave industry to pursue my PhD in Management Information Systems from the Ivey School of Business at Western University.
After graduating in 2011, I secured a tenure-track position in the highly innovative Business Technology Management program where I teach MIS and cyberethics. My love for teaching has developed into a keen interest in updating traditional modes of pedagogy to better meet the needs of the current network infused epoch.
In general, I study how technology alters the way we understand ourselves and influences the way we operate in the world. For instance, I have studied human interaction with technological artifacts in various types of networks like organizational routines, healthcare systems, broadband systems and humanitarian aid. To that end, I have published, most notably, in the Journal of Management Studies and International Political Sociology. I am currently involved in an ongoing project that investigates patient experience in the emergency room with special consideration to space and artifacts, and another that examines the use of smartphones for data collection. In addition, I employ interpretive methods to better understand the wider discursive effects of technology. As a fellow of the Tshepo Institute, I study broadband access in the developing context.
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