To get an idea of my personality, I feel it is best to start with the epistemological engine best suited as a metaphor for my brain: a Rube Goldberg machine with polished brass Victorian fittings and styling, steel-spring propeller head maintenance robots, and the obligatory hamster in a wheel powering it all. Some of my friends have described me as “intense.” In context of the prior metaphor, the hamster never stops running: I don’t turn off. As a burgeoning philosopher of Information Technology, I have a number of interests: Information Technology (Databases and Human-Computer Interaction, specifically), Philosophy, and Communications comprise my primary academic specialties. For relaxation, I tend to spend an inordinate amount of time on the computer or reading. My primary social activities tend to be pencil and paper based Role-Playing games, though I also tend to have random abstract conversations about a topic du jour. As a notable recent example, my friends and I discussed the implications of sociopathy in small group interactions in high risk environments. Other topics include discussions of various philosophies and current events of interest.

I recently completed my Master’s Degree and will be starting my Ph.D. in the philosophy of Information Technology in a few weeks. I’m also deriving great satisfaction and validation from teaching as an adjunct professor for my department. My future plans revolve around completing the Ph.D. and teaching at any college that would take a professor of my interests. In terms of favorite literary works, they change with the seasons. However, the authors I find myself returning to and those most influential on my mental processes are the following: Terry Pratchett, Neal Stephenson, David Drake, Robert Heinlein, Jerry Pournelle, and Keith Laumer.

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