At the University of Central Florida I serve as the Director of Course Development in the Center for Distributed Learning. I helped found Online@UCF and have seen the institution more than double in the 15 years I've been in my role.
I am also a doctoral student researching simulation games, virtual worlds, game-based and informal learning, and complex systems. My program is mostly online offered through Colorado Technical University in Computer Science, Emerging Media. My participation in virtual worlds originated with the New Media Consortium in 2006. In 2011, I was a participant in Gardner Campbell's New Media Faculty Development Seminar via Virginia Tech.
I also participate as I can in the US Army's Military Open Simulation Enterprise Strategy (MOSES) located in UCF's Research Park. UCF is very active in EDUCAUSE and the Sloan Consortium in the United States. UCF's Institute for Simulation and Training is often involved in research for advanced learning technologies.