I am a proud father of three young boys, devoted Crystal Palace fan (UK soccer team), and co-host of the Fueling Creativity in Education podcast. Professionally, I work as a professor of Digital Media Design at the University of Connecticut. My research area is creativity, design thinking, and education technology. I’ve also produced some super low-budget documentary films. Perhaps most relevant is Creativity in Education: Exploring the Imbalance. Although dated, the film summarizes creativity in education, particularly from an accountability and assessment perspective.
I started blogging almost a decade ago. My first blog was about education technology and project-based learning. I enjoyed the experience of managing a blog, it helped develop my writing, taught me about WordPress, Google Analytics, and marking content on social media. However, after the birth of my first son, I realized I had an intense passion for parenting and childhood development. I took this feeling and merged it with my growing interest in creativity studies and formed the website. Dads for Creativity has become a tool where I articulate thoughts on creativity and explore parental questions about facilitating originality, curiosity, wonder, and how we can support learning at home.
Together with my boys, I’ve also produced a collection of fun videos that I feel anyone can easily replicate. However, the best thing about blogging about parenting is the many memories you capture and share along the way. You can more about my eights years of blogging here or listen to the podcast episode below.
I am always happy to connect via LinkedIn or Twitter. I also offer professional development in Digital Media Design, Information Literacy, and facilitating Teacher Creativity using new technology. Check out some of my other professional projects below: