I’m the community lead for the Zotero project at the Center for History and New Media and a doctoral student in the Graduate School of Education at George Mason University. I’m interested in open source platforms for learning and research, games and learning, and the history of science education. Before coming to the CHNM I worked for the Games, Learning, and Society Conference.
I’ve given talks about digital research tools at the Library of Congress, the National Institutes of Health, the National Archives, and a wide range of research institutions and institutions of higher learning. I was chosen by Read Write Web as one of the 50+ Semantic Web Pros to Follow on Twitter, and won the CW Bright Pixel Prize in my masters program for building PlayingHistory, an open collaborative directory of digital historical games and interactives.
I received my bachelors degree in the history of science form the University of Wisconsin, and my masters degree in American History with and emphasis on digital history at George Mason University. I’m also a violinist, I like to read graphic novels, and I am a big fan of my dogs Bowser and Zelda. I live in Burke Virginia with my wife Marjee Chmiel.