Service

  • Service that advances the mission of James Madison University, the College of Integrated Science and Technology, and the Department of Integrated Science and Technology.
    • Serving and participating as a valued team member on:
    • Participating in public relations events and student recruiting.
    • Participating in grant proposals for external funding for teaching and equipment support.
      • ETF Request, Spring 2007: This ETF request resulted in a 3-year rotation plan by which all three of the 3rd floor computer labs in ISAT would be upgraded, one lab per year.  A great upgrade since at the time, many machines were approaching 8 years old.
    • Serving as a faculty advisor to student organizations.
      • ISAT Honor Society Faculty Sponsor, Fall 2009-present: The IHS students continue to provide service to the department through tutoring, supporting the ISAT Golf Challenge, hosing student-faculty social events, and performing community service in the Harrisonburg area
      • Japan Club Faculty Sponsor, Fall 2009-present
    • Initiating and carrying out a program which leads to a significant increase in ISAT or JMU resources, or in ISAT’s or JMU’s ability to perform its mission.
      • IDEA Grant, Spring 2011, $4,000: This grant was won to support bringing Cindy Klevickis’ New Beginnings students from Huguenot High School in Richmond, VA.  This school serves primarily minority and low-income students and our efforts here are likely to help increase minority STEM enrollment as well as the number of ISAT majors, in addition to increasing ISAT and faculty awareness of diversity issues.
    • A major service or office at the Department, College or University level.
      • 4-VA Consortium, Fall 2011-present: I was asked by Dean Lovell to be one of three JMU faculty to represent JMU in this collaboration between JMU, UVA, George Mason, and VA Tech to increase college completion rates in Virginia as well as maximizing the use of our teaching resources through telepresence technology.
    • Service leadership, e.g., the ability to initiate and execute constructive change in the ISAT program.
      • Integration Team, Spring 2008: I led the team that hammered out a definition of “integrated problem solving” and produced Goal K which was formally adopted by the faculty as one of the BSISAT Program goals
      • Departmental meeting note taker, Fall 2006-present: While I began doing this for my own benefit, to learn the names of my colleagues, I have been the quasi-official minutes-taker for all ISAT Program and Departmental faculty meetings and summits.  These minutes provide value to faculty who can’t attend meetings, and also serve as an organizational memory.
    • Other professional service which the PAC deems to be a leadership contribution.
  • Service that advances one’s professional scholarly community.
    • Serving as a referee or reviewer of scholarly articles or textbooks.
      • Reviewer for Journal of Information Systems Education
      • Reviewer for the journal Computers & Education
      • Reviewer for the AMCIS 2008 conference
    • Serving as an officer of a national or international professional organization.
      • Regional Coordinator for the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Software Division, Fall 2010-present
    • Other professional service to the faculty member’s professional scholarly community which the PAC deems to be a leadership contribution.
  • Service that benefits society in areas related to one’s professional expertise.
    • A contribution which applies the resources of the University to solving a problem of local, regional, state, national, or international concern.
      • The NextStep online calculator is being used to help the state prioritize the distribution of Federal Stimulus funds for the deployment of wind energy systems throughout Virginia
    • A major effort to solve a problem at the local, state, national, or international level providing a significant benefit to society and in an area directly related to one’s professional expertise.
    • A major service or office at the local, state or national level related to one’s professional competence.
    • Other professional service directed at the betterment of society in the area of one’s professional competence which the PAC deems to be a significant contribution.
      • Harrisonburg City Schools Gifted Advisory Committee, Fall 2009-present: I’ve helped move the city schools to modify their definition of “gifted” from one recognizing general ability (i.e. math and English), to one that recognizes giftedness in multiple areas including math, language arts, fine art and dance, athletics, and industrial arts.  The city school’s budget for gifted education has been reorganized accordingly.  I also helped make the move to a School-wide Enrichment model that will benefit more students and recognize talent in a broader cross-section of the student body.
      • Thomas Harrison Middle School PTO website, Fall 2010-present: Begun last year, I’m helping the THMS PTO to build a multi-lingual website that will be able to reach out to parents in non-English language groups such as Russian, Arabic, and Spanish.