I have an M.A. from the University of Dallas, and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Dallas. Early in my career, I was managing editor of Spring Publications, as well as editor-in-chief of Saybrook Publishers, and I was also on the faculty of DeVry University for three years.
From 1995 through 2014, I worked as a consultant in information technology and corporate communications for major corporations, including Baylor Scott White, PepsiCo, La Quinta Inns, Southwest Airlines, and First American. My specializations include data warehousing strategy; business intelligence and reporting; and presentation development. In addition to corporate engagements, I have provided strategic services on a project basis for a wide variety of businesses and institutions, including design and content development for museum and tradeshow exhibits. I also wrote a weekly column and developed white papers for the UK-based consulting company Corporate Eye, as well as providing online content for "Trends and Outliers," Tibco-Spotfire's business analytics blog.
Beginning in 2007, I added a focus on content development for major providers of online reference materials. More than two hundred of my essays appear in these Gale/Cengage publications: 21st Century Fiction, Literature Criticism Online, Literature of War, Literature of Protest, St. James Encyclopedia of Popular culture, and Worldmark Global Business and Economy Issues. I have also written over one hundred biographic essays for Chadwyck-Healey's LION (Literature Online) series.
I currently work both as an independent scholar and as a strategic consultant on information technology projects, business analytics, and corporate communications.