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About me:

I have had the pleasure of working at Chesapeake College for over 20 years, starting as Reader Services Librarian and serving in my current position of Vice President for Technology and Academic Support for the last eight years.  Our division includes the departments of Administrative Computing, User Support, the Faculty Development Center, Networking and Telecommunications, the Library, the Academic Support Center, the Testing Center and the Webmaster.  One of the great strengths of Chesapeake College is the quality and commitment of the staff.  All of us believe in the mission of the College and in the importance of helping our students to achieve their educational goals.  To read about our goals for this year, click this link

My BA is from the "Great Books" program of St. Johns College.  I received my MLS from the College of Library and Information Science at UMCP in 1985. 


Professional Affiliations

Maryland Online Board of Directors, 1999-Present

Maryland Community College Technology Advisory Board , 2004-Present

Quality Matters Council, 2010- Present

Maryland Research and Education Network Board , 2011-Present

Campus Organizations 

Chesapeake Outdoors Club


Outdoors Club on Old Rag Mountain - 3,291ft.

The Outdoors Club provides members of the Chesapeake College community the opportunity to share mutual interests in outdoor recreational activities, including but not limited to: backpacking, biking, camping, canoeing, hiking, kayaking, rafting, and skiing. The club believes that participation in such activities supports a healthy mental and physical life.  This is a short video from one of our more popular hikes: the Billy Goat Trail.



Sustainability Operations Group

Greg Farley, Associate Professor and

Director of the CLEEN Project

Sustainability Operations Group

Sustainability is one of five core themes in Chesapeake College’s strategic plan. It drives our efforts to support the interconnected environmental, economic, and social needs of our local area and of the broader world.  Through sustainability we can meet “the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” (Brundtland Commission, 1989)  I co-chair the group with Associate Professor Greg Farley. 


Chesapeake College Century Bike Ride -- Spring 2013 - 2014

We're working to create a Sustainable Bike Ride with a field test in Spring 2013 and the full ride in 2014.  Dave Harper, Greg Farley and I are looking for volunteers to help out.  Click here for a short video


 When I'm not working:


Perito Moreno Glacier, Chile


Patagonia  - December 2010 – January 2011 (65 miles)

                                    Argentina – Cerro Fitzroy, Rhea.

                                    Chile – Torres del Paine,  Guanaco.

Tour du Mont Blanc – July 2012 (110 miles)

                                    Switzerland, France, and Italy

Colorado Trail

Colorado Trail 2005—2011 (Various trips 250 miles)



                   Annapolis to Santa Fe 2005 (1800 miles) Article about my sabbatical experience.