I am an award-winning educator, researcher and consultant at RIT’s Saunders College of Business. My areas of interest is the impact of new technologies- on business, on society and on the Internet infrastructure. His consulting has ranged from evaluating patentable new business models for a startup to software creation for David Bowie’s Jump CD.

My teaching centers around technology, the web,  startups and statistics. I have earned both of RIT’s teaching awards, with students ranging from first-quarter freshmen to Executives from the US and Dubai. My current courses are: Data Analysis (Online, EMBA, Dubai), Building a Web Business, Digital Entrepreneurship and the Capstone Commercialization course for Saunders College freshmen. Past courses include almost every MIS course offered at Saunders.

My current research includes:

NSF-sponsored Future Internet project- Nirmala Shenoy and I lead a laboratory of undergrad and grad students building a clean-slate internet design which takes into account the value proposition to those building and innovating in the network itself.

Perceived Value in Online Social Networks with Neil Hair Our qualitative study of over 80 users reveals key activities that may translate into a plan for monetizing these popular web applications.

Digital Entrepreneurship- A survey will be offered in 2009 to determine the motivations and practices of digital entrepreneurs, particularly those (like students) that start very small.