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Wayne State University

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Hi all. I am the Information Privacy Officer for the university as well as its C&IT Liaison to the faculty.  In addition, I am an Associate Professor in the College of Fine, Performing & Communication Arts in the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance, having served as the Artistic Director and on its Executive Committee since 2011. I’ve served on the Academic Senate as well as many committees including the Facilities, Support Services, and Technology Committee.  Before taking on this role, initiatives of which I was a part were choosing a new email and collaboration system, mapping gender neutral restrooms on campus, and preferred name practices.  I have been in academia for over two decades, having also been a member of the faculties of Temple University and University of Miami–having taught in both the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as the School of Law.  I served as the Director of Technology for the Voice & Speech Trainers Association and the Florida Theatre Conference where I instituted the first electronic audition tracking system for the Southeast Theatre Conference.  In addition to writing articles in my academic field, I also co-authored one of the first books on using the internet as a research tool for theatre and film: A Quick Guide to the Internet for Theatre & Film.  Technology grabbed hold of my life at a very early age–with beginnings on the original Macintosh computer.