BS, Rochester Institute of Technology; MEd, American InterContinental University
I have been involved in photography since picking up my first camera in 1962. After graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology, I joined the photo industry in 1978. Shortly thereafter, I realized I had a remarkable opportunity to become integral in shaping the future of imaging. To support this goal, in 1999 I started my own company VMI, which continues today to provide innovative solutions and acts as a technology resource for corporations and industry professionals. I have worked on location with imaging companies across the planet and become sought after internationally as a mentor, peer reviewer and expert at the leading edge of technology. I have been invited to participate and speak at educational technology conferences around the world, and my contributions and direct involvement have helped companies make better products, promote their brand awareness, and make it easier to both teach and learn photography. As a technical editor, I have produced and published technical papers, contributed to numerous books and instructional journals. With more than 35 years of experience in the professional field of the photographic industry, I returned to RIT to share my experiences in the industry as a photographer, educator, editor and consultant, to engage in scholarship, pedagogy and service to the students, the institute and the photographic community.