About Me

Work

I am an Associate Professor of Engineering Technology at the University of Memphis. Feel free to take a look at my University of Memphis Website, as well as my old webpages from my time at NC A&T and USM.

You can also take a look at my Curriculum Vita to find out more about my professional life.



Computers, Electronics and Robotics

OK, I admit it, I am a computer geek. I enjoy working on electronics, computer programming and robotics. The links above take you to my various journals, faq's, and project pages.

Also check out My Blog on robotics with a special focus on what is going on with robotics in Memphis, TN.

I am also an organizer for FIRST in Memphis. FIRST is a K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program (STEM or short) that introduces students to those fields with various robotics based programs. I am one of the co-Partners for the West TN First Lego League Championship in Memphis as well as acting as the First Robotics Competition Lead Technical Mentor for Shelby County Schools. You can check out what is going on with FIRST locally at the website I maintain at MemphisFirstTeams.org.



Hiking and Backpacking

I am an avid backpacker and hiker. I have completed over 3/4 the Appalachian Trail (mostly during "chunk hikes" in 1996, 2002, 2010). Visit My Trail Journal for pictures, equipment lists and much more.

You are also invited to view my webpage of Other Adventures.



Scouting

I was involved with the Boy Scouts for decades (both as a youth and leader in the US and Canada). I have placed my collection of handouts on: Woodbadge, Scoutcraft, Knots, Campcraft, Cold Weather Camping, Hiking and Backpacking, Campfire Songs and Skits and much more on line so others may use this material.