Research/Teaching focused on development and evaluation of intelligent computer resources for teaching/learning deductive logic.
2016-2019: Project Advisor: Converting Instructional Applets to HTML5-php
2015: Emeritus Professor of Philosophy
2012-2015: Phased Retirement Program
2010-2015: Member, NC Complex Systems Institute
2010-2012: Interim Departmental Chair
2008-2010: Philosophy Graduate Coordinator
2007-2010: Vice-President, International Association for Computing and Philosophy
2003-2006: North American Regional Director, International Association for Computing and Philosophy
2003-2007: Chair, Committee on Philosophy and Computers, American Philosophical Association
Ph.D. in Philosophy from Florida State University.
B.A. in Psychology from Florida State University.
Areas of Specialization
Educational applications of computer technology, especially using computers to teach logic; philosophy of science; philosophy of education; philosophy of technology.
- Using data mining techniques to provide individualized hints for learning deductive proof construction (Co-investigators: Dr. Tiffany Barnes, North Carolina State University; Dr. John Stamper, Carnegie Mellon University).
- Exploring a complex adaptive system and a connectionist network in modeling pattern matching performance as students learn deductive rule forms; (North Carolina Complex Systems Institute, UNC Charlotte).
- Development of web based materials for teaching cognitive science.
- Interface design and intelligent tutoring for deductive proof construction.
- Exploring Incrementalism as a Normative Theory of Technology Development
GRANTS, AWARDS, AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
2010-2012: Principal Investigator, National Endowment for the Humanities, Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanites, “Computer Simulation in the Humanities.” Co-Principal Investigator = Dr. Mirsad Hadzikadic
2005-2008: Senior Project Member, National Science Foundation grant, Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Cognitive Science. Principal Investigator = Dr. Paula Goolkasian.
2004-2008: Senior Project Member, National Science Foundation grant, “Building Capability in Philosophical Approaches to Ethics and Science and Technology.”
1999-2001: Co-Project Director, National Science Foundation Grant, “Web Based Materials for Teaching Interdisciplinary Cognitive Science.”
1997: Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation Grant, “Computer Technology and Higher Education in America,” Summer Stipend.
1994: Funded participant, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on “Re-Thinking Technology” held at Pennsylvania State University, June-July.
1993: Co-Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation Grant (Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement Program) and The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Foundation, “An Undergraduate Research Experience in Cognitive Science,” (PI = Mirsad Hadzikadic)
1991: Selected as one of the most successful CAI projects in the USA and CANADA in a competition sponsored by EDUCOM (The Joe Wyatt Challenge).
1990-92: Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation Grant, “The Bearing of Computer Technology on Human Interaction and Individualization in Education.
l983: Funded participant, National Endowment for the Humanities Grant, Summer Seminar at the University of Maryland, College Park, “Philosophical Implications of Cognitive Science.“