Experience

ADMINISTRATIVE 

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, 2018.

  • In charge of all college-level research initiatives, including internal seed grants (through strategic partnerships increased fall faculty grants funding from $50,000 to $70,000, organizing and leading the Faculty Research Grant Committee.
  • Organizing the Graduate Curriculum Committee, College Diversity Committee, Honors & Awards Committee, and two special committees for the selection of the Alumni Distinguished Professor and University Distinguished Professor, and the Andrew Carnegie Fellows.
  • Representing college in various diversity & inclusion initiatives.
  • Managing faculty conflict of interest and ensuring research training and compliance.
  • Organizing Pre-Tenure Mentoring meetings and panels, and the Grants 101 workshops.
  • Managing College space needs and allocation, including instructional renovations and budgetary requests.
  • Supervising one Post-Doc in the area of Humanities.
  • Recruitment and oversight of the Dean’s office assistant.
  • Serving on the Data & Decisions Destination Area Stakeholder Committee.
  • Spearheading the Alt Metrics and VT Confluence initiatives (see Research below).
  • Substituting for the College Dean in select functions and meetings.

Creativity + Innovation (C+I) Strategic Growth Area and the Intelligent Infrastructure and Human-Centered Communities (Ubiquitous Mobility) Destination Area campus-wide Provost-led transdisciplinary initiatives faculty lead, 2016-present.

  • Serving as one of the five faculty members on the Provost-appointed C+I Stakeholder Committee.
  • Participating in shaping mission, vision, research agenda, curricula, and infrastructure investment, including $75M for UM, $150K initial seed money for C+I, and visioning for the new $500+M multi-building Creativity and Innovation District.
  • Developing a new interdisciplinary curricula and working with the administration on restructuring existing curricular infrastructures that limit interdisciplinary potential. Ensured that MUS 3064, MUS 3314, and MUS 4014H are included (see Teaching Experience below).

Introduced a new Creative Technologies in Music undergraduate degree option with two sub-tracks with ongoing recruitment, online presence, and social media presence, 2015-present.

COMPEL initiative for the School of Performing Arts’ music program as an opportunity for shaping the music program’s identity (see Research below), 2016-present.

New Interfaces for Musical Expression international conference co-chair (co-hosted with University of Virginia, staged at Virginia Tech) http://nime2018.icat.vt.edu, 2015-2018.

  • Coordinate a 20+ member multi-institutional collaborative team.
  • Work with the committee to improve review rigor—converting all reviews to double-blind peer reviews.
  • Raised $40,000 towards the conference, with a total budget of $115,000.
  • 500+ submissions, 250+ visitors from 27 countries, 4 keynotes, 43 papers (26% acceptance rate), 49 poster and demo papers, 30 demos, 44 music pieces, 6 installations, 13 workshops, 5 curated works.
  • Focus on diversity and inclusion: out of 4 keynotes 3 were minority, and 2 women, partnership with the Women in Music Technology (WIMT) and their permanent integration in the NIME Steering Committee. Formulation of the official NIME diversity and inclusion statement.

Senior Fellow, Virginia Tech Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT), 2012-present.

  • Interim co-director, September-October 2014.
  • Contributed to the design, development, fund-raising, and implementation of ICAT’s signature space–the $15M Cube and its 147-speaker audio diffusion system including 9 holosonics, designed to support Wave Field Synthesis, Ambisonics, Vector Based Amplitude Panning, and other experimental forms of audio spatialization (a $650,000 project).

Assistant Co-Director, Virginia Tech Collaborative for Creative Technologies in the Arts and Design (CCTAD), 2008-2012.

  • Contributed to design of and fundraising for Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) spaces in the new Center for the Arts (a $100M project), including Cube, Perform Studio, and Sandbox

Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) national conference Chair, 2015.

  • Raised $34,000 through internal and external sources with conference producing $30,000 in residual funds towards supporting self-sufficient programming of similar future events (a $60,000 project).

Founder and director of the Virginia Tech Linux Laptop Orchestra (L2Ork) and supporting outreach initiatives, 2009-present.

  • Recruited 20 on-campus stakeholders and 4 corporate sponsors.
  • Raised funds towards initial implementation and ongoing programmatic needs (est. $150,000 since 2009).
  • Spearheaded K12 outreach initiatives with regional partners.

Founder and director of the Virginia Tech Digital Interactive Sound and Intermedia Studio (DISIS), 2006-present.

  • Secured $125,000 for studio infrastructure, design and oversight of the development of the first DISIS in an off-campus rented facility, 2006-7.
  • 50+ undergraduate part-time assistantships funded through various internally and externally funded projects and initiatives, 2007-present.
  • Incubator for other initiatives, including Linux Laptop Orchestra (L2Ork), 2009-present.
  • Through ICAT-led initiative designed a new and permanent DISIS space in the Newman Library (a $600,000 project). Supervision of its implementation and transition into the new space, 2014-5.

 

EXTRAMURAL

Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) 501c3 national organization Board Member as Vice President of Programs (elected), 2017-present.

New Interfaces for Musical Expression Steering Committee member, 2015-present.

Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) 501c3 national organization Board Member and Treasurer (elected), 2005-2011.

Linux Audio Consortium Director (elected), 2005-present.

  • Consolidation of online resources, building membership base, and securing permanent content hosting solution with 1-3 TB (Terabytes) of monthly traffic.

Production manager for the ICMC 2003 conference, Singapore, 2003.

MusicX international summer music festival series administrative assistant, 1998-2005.

 

TEACHING

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech (teaching evaluations consistently score in the top 15%), 2006-present.

  • New Musical Interfaces (MUS4014H) (new transdisciplinary honors course), Spring 2017.
  • Digital Sound Manipulation (MUS3064) (new course), 2015-present.
  • Computer Music & Multimedia Design (MUS3065-6) (new 2-semester course), Fall 2006-present.
  • Linux Laptop Orchestra (MUS4124, MUS3314, MUS2974 and MUS 4974) (new ensemble and independent studies), Fall 2009-present.
  • Revamped version of the Introduction to Music Technology (MUS2054), Spring 2006-2011.
  • Independent Studies, Spring 2006-present.
  • Composition, Spring 2006-2012.
  • Soundtrack & Effects Composition (pilot course), Fall 2007.

Adjunct Faculty, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, 2005.

  • Linux and Multimedia, Winter, Spring, 2005.

Visiting Professor, Oberlin College, Spring 2004.

  • Composition, Spring 2004.
  • Studio Skills for Composers (TECH 150), Spring 2004.
  • Computer Music (TECH 201), Spring 2004.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, 1999-2003.

  • Linux and Multimedia (new course), 2002-2003.
  • Computer Music Composition (substitute faculty), 2002-2003.
  • Intro to Electronic Music, 2000-2003.
  • Honors Music Theory and Analysis, 1999-2000.
  • Composition, 1998-2003.

 

OTHER

Music Director at the St. Pius X Parish, KY, 2004-2005.

  • Spearheaded fundraising campaign, raised $60,000 for the overhaul of the worship area audio system.

College-Conservatory of Music, Center for Computer Music Studios (CCM)2 systems administrator, 1999-2003.

Interactive and Experimental Music Festival chief technician, 2002.

College-Conservatory of Music computer systems assistant administrator, 1998.

University of Cincinnati computer lab technician, 1997-1998.