Welcome

...to my very simple website.

I am based at the Historic Trangle campus of Thomas Nelson Community College in Williamsburg, Virginia.  I have a diverse academic background of Mathematics, Computer Science (M.S. College of William and Mary), and graduate work in GIS at Virginia Tech and NC State. My professional experience and interests include small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS or drones), web design/development, programming, web and mobile GIS, best practices for distance learning, creating service learning opportunities for GIS students and application of GIS across curricula.

I am a Co-Investigator of GeoTEd-UAS, an Advanced Technological Education grant from the National Science Foundation (Expanding Geospatial Technician Education Through Virginia’s Community Colleges-Unmanned Aerial Systems, see geoted.org).

All course content and communication with students is through Blackboard.   

Things I Do

My primary responsibility is Teaching and Curriculum development, however I am always looking for ways to engage students in interesting real world activities outside the classroom.

  • Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
  • Web design/development
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • HTML 5/ CSS 3
  • Service Learning/Fieldwork in UAS and GIS
  • Programming: Java, Javascript, Python

A Few Accomplishments

A couple of recent accomplishments include:

CIW Academy

Thomas Nelson's web design program is now a CIW Academy. Students earn CIW certifications as part of the web design courses.

Websites for IST and GIS

Students in web design courses help maintain websites for the IST and GIS departments at tncc.edu/ist and tncc.edu/gis.

Contact Me



4601 Opportunity Way, Room 207E,
Williamsburg, VA 23188
757.258.6592