I am an Assistant Professor of Immersive Media Psychology in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon where I conduct experimental research to understand how unique affordances of cross-reality (XR) platforms - virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality - can be leveraged to influence human attitudes and behaviors in the context of various social, health, and environmental issues.
I am also on the board of Yellow Wood Immersive, an immersive media studio producing cutting edge XR storytelling projects that focus on social good initiatives.
I received my PhD in Mass Communication from the University of Florida and my Masters in Global Strategic Communication from Florida International University.
I drink my coffee black, enjoy the occasional marathon, and I consider Final Fantasy the single greatest video game property ever. Period.