Grants and Contracts:


External Funding: $39,120

Principal Investigator/Artist in Residence, “The Perpetual Garden, a Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Exploration & Investigation of Digital Nature,”  2018
Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Powdermill Nature Reserve: $1,620

Principal Investigator, “Virtual Field Trips, LLC,” 2013
Idea Foundry Grant — The Entertainment & Ed Tech Business Accelerator Program: $7,500

Co-Principal Investigator, “Soft Skills Trainer – Multimedia Annotation System,” 1991 - 1992
Rotman School, MBA Program, University of Toronto, IBM Grant for Education and Innovation Award : $30,000

Internal Funding: $13,200

Principal Investigator, “Investigation and Evaluation of Virtual Worlds,” 2012
Faculty Professional Development Council (FPDC) — Professional Development in Support of Collaborative Academic Grants, Round III, PASSHE, Slippery Rock University: $12,000

Principal Investigator, “Web-based Framework for Online, Multimedia Course Material,” 1997
Holyoke Community College , Planning and Innovation Grant: $1,200

Travel Grants

NSF Travel Grant Award (2006): Travel grant to ACM Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) Conference, Pennsylvania State College, 2006

ESRI GIS Mapping and Software Travel Grant Award (2005): Travel grant to the Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT)

Celebration of Innovation, 2006:
University of Pittsburgh, Office of the Provost and the Office of Technology Management. An event recognizing innovative and creative individuals whose research is resulting in intellectual property for licensing and start-ups. Only about 100 of such individuals were invited to this reception.

The 30th Annual Honors Convocation 2006:
University of Pittsburgh. Honored as one of the Outstanding Students of the University.

Allen Kent Award. School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh. 2005:
The award is presented annually to a graduate student who makes an outstanding contribution to the program.

Teaching Fellow, School of Information Sciences. University of Pittsburgh. 2003-Present: A competitive and full scholarship with stipend for PhD research and study. Visiting Lecturer and Adjunct Professor appointments over the summer terms.