Summary Metrics

The following information provides a synopsis of my professional productivity, effort, and contributions as of March 2020.

Competitive Grants and Research Support:

  • PI or Co-PI of over $14.5 million in grants and contracts from NIH, NSF, NIDILRR, USDA, and others.
  • 25 extramural grants and supplements, 13 industrial collaborations, and 20 internal grants
  • Over 30 national / international grant collaborators
  • University leading 29 undergraduate research awards supporting VEMI students
  • Consultant for 14 Phase I and II SBIR / STTR projects and start-up companies 

Academic Products / Publications:

E-pubs at: https://umaine.edu/vemi/publication/ or https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=jD95I7EAAAAJ

Over 200 academic products, including:

  • Significant basic and applied research contributions to over a dozen disciplines
  • 44 peer-reviewed journal articles / book chapters, 6 edited books / technical reports, 136 conference proceedings / presentations, 15 theses (1st advisor), 64 invited talks / panels / key note presentations.
  • 117 national / international collaborators,
  • 16 student research excellence awards
  • 32 student co-authors
  • ~70% of all products include student collaboration

Student Advising, Mentoring, and Committee Participation:

Over 100 students advised, including:

  • 1st advisor for 5 doctoral students (1 current), 10 Masters students, 2 undergraduate honors thesis, and 4 undergraduate capstone projects.
  • Supervisor for 7 Post-Bachelor students, 72 undergraduate students (7 current), 3 internships and 9 high school student research internships.
  • Transdisciplinary focus with VEMI Student backgrounds from over a dozen disciplines
  • 100% of graduated VEMI students are employed or enrolled in terminal graduate degrees.

 Member of 11 student committees, including:

  • 5 doctoral committees (1 current), 9 Masters committees, and 2 undergraduate honors committee.

Teaching:

  • I teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of human-computer interaction, virtual reality and research, spatial cognition, and experimental design.

Professional service and leadership: 

  • Chair / co-chair of 12 scientific conferences.
  • Member of 17 conference / workshop program committees.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of 3 blindness-related organizations: American Council of the Blind (ACB) of Maine, Maine Organization for blind athletic leadership and education (MOBALE), and the Iris Network.
  • Member of 3 scientific advisory boards: The Access Computing Alliance, Click and Go Wayfinding Maps, LLC., and AIRA Tech Corp. 

Institutional and Editorial Service:

Involvement on 25 university committees including:

  • 9 on information technology / accessibility, 6 on research and resources, 2 on curriculum review, 4 on policy development, 2 search committees, 1 award nomination committee, and 1 faculty mentorship.

Reviewer for over 60 scientific outlets, including:

  • 45 journals / conferences, 11 research grants, 2 books, and 2 expert commentaries

Media, News, and Public outreach:

Over 72 media / publicity pieces, including

  • VEMI is the University leader in hosting tours and public outreach exhibitions to UMaine students / stakeholders.
  • We have conducted more than 300 VEMI public education tours / outreach experiences since 2009.
  • We have exposed over 15,000 people to our work through interactive demos and experiential learning opportunities since 2009.