Human-Centered Design Exploring Futures in Education Exploring the Possibilities Through Writing Researching the Intersection of Education & Digital Culture Championing Self-Directed Learning Combining Hope & Innovation Embracing Innovation with Humility Adopting Scholarship for Social Impact Embracing Exploration & Experimentation

Human-Centered Design

"Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you." - St. Augustine

Exploring Futures in Education

"The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery." - Harold Wilson

Exploring the Possibilities Through Writing

"Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers." - Isaac Asimov

Researching the Intersection of Education & Digital Culture

"We shape our tools and afterwards our tools shape us." - Marshall McLuhan

Championing Self-Directed Learning

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein

Combining Hope & Innovation

“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.” – Martin Luther

Embracing Innovation with Humility

“Whoever marries the spirit of the age today will find himself a widower in the next.” – Inge

Adopting Scholarship for Social Impact

“There is nothing more practical than a good theory.” – Kurt Lewin

Embracing Exploration & Experimentation

"The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing." - Isaac Asimov


I embrace learning & thinking as among my primary callings in life. I thrive on work that is rich with meaning, purpose, hope, possibility, innovation with intent, the pursuit of truth, and social impact. I'm a scholar, practitioner, leader, teacher, writer, learner, and edupreneur with the goals of empowering people and inviting them to explore the possibilities.

Blog & Consulting

Join me as I explore life & and learning in a digital and connected world on my blog at www.etale.org. Or, feel free to contact me for speaking, consulting, writing, or research projects.


"Academic AVP, Prof. of Ed, future of edu, edu innovation, digital culture, heutagogy, eduhacking, social entrepreneurship, digital badges, passion-based living."

Wisconsin, USA
Joined December 2007


"I am always interested in exploring new partnerships and possibilities when it comes to educational innovation!  If you have a passion for creating, inspiring, and/or empowering high-impact digital age learning communities; then I would love to connect."

"Live, love and learn where your gifts and bliss meet the world's needs."

Check Out Our Portfolio

The Very recent work for our clients