Over the years I have engaged in a range of different types of scholarship, all of which is rooted in the concepts and methodologies of complex systems. As a first-year undergraduate I took a course on chaos and fractals which I then applied to my undergraduate research in neural electrophysiology. As a graduate student I combined elements of non-linear dynamics and agent-based models to study cardiac electrophysiology. As a post-doctoral fellow I began to study network theory and game theory to better understand tissue engineering. At Bucknell I have continued to incorporate network theory, information theory and self-organized criticality into my pedagogical and design scholarship. Complex systems thinking is the lens through which I see the world and impacts all areas of my scholarship.
Creating tools and methods for STEM Pedagogy with a focus on games, moving analogies and developmental frameworks
Creating and prototyping new ideas in design methodology with a focus on medical device design
Underlying technical grounding for work in others areas with a focus on non-linear dyanmics and networks
Creation and performance of new art with a focus on movement and music, often including improvisation