IT Manager, North American Support and Platform Services, Cook Medical
Adjunct Faculty, SPEA, Indiana University
I have just started a new phase of my career at Cook Medical as a part of their Global IT leadership team. I am excited about this opportunity as I learn about Cook, their IT environment, and all the wonderful people who work here. Wish me luck in 2018!
I was an IT professional at IU for 18+ years until late 2017, getting my start at the College of Arts and Sciences. I worked in UITS on the Messaging Team (think Exchange servers) and in LSP Services (think tier 2 support and training). For the last 7 years, I have been working as the IT Director for the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, as an employee of University Information Technology Services – a partnership between the school and central IT.
I have been an adjunct instructor in SPEA since 2011, teaching V261 and V369, and will continue to do so into the future. I currently teach V261 in the Fall and Spring, and V369 Online in the summer. I have earned my certificate in online teaching from IUE.
IU provides a Campus Emergency Preparedness Certificate which I have completed in June 2017. I also enjoy engaging in HAM radio, emergency weather spotting and reporting, and general community and campus emergency preparedness. I am a trained Community Emergency Response Team member through FEMA for Monroe County, and a trained weather spotter for the National Weather Service and SKYWARN.
I was the President of the IU Bloomington Professional Council where we help represent professional appointed staff at IU Bloomington. I was also one of the founders of the IT Leadership Community which helped to spread the word about a variety of leaderful skills, activities, and discussions throughout IU. Both of these are important to staff and IT leaders throughout the IU and IUB communities.