John has held a wide variety of roles in both the public and private sectors, working for large universities, small colleges, startups and fortune 500 companies. He has been a web developer, corporate trainer, adjunct lecturer, editor, instructional designer, educational technologist, and now is the executive director of the Media Resources Center at Wichita State University. 

John has a Master of Fine Arts in Fiction from Wichita State University and a Master’s degree in English from Kansas State University.  He grew up in Western New York, completed his Bachelor’s in History and English at SUNY Binghamton (now Binghamton University).


Academic Interests and Expertise
  • Accessibility, Adaptive Technology, and Accommodations
  • Artificial Intelligence, esp. Large Language Models in academic use
  • Change Management
  • Video production
  • Instructional Design 
  • Educational Technology
  • Web Development
  • Web Accessibility
  • Web Marketing
  • Open Source
Areas of Teaching Interest
  • Creative Writing
  • Science Fiction / Fantasy
  • Accessibility and Web Development
Professional Experience

7/2021-Present.          Executive Director, Media Resources Center (Wichita State University, Wichita, KS)

6/2015-6/2021            Director, Media Resources Center (Wichita State University, Wichita, KS)

1/2014-6/2015              Manager, Instructional Design and Technology  (Wichita State University, Wichita, KS)

11/2011-1/2014            Program Manager, EPG Engineer Education  (NetApp, Wichita, KS)


1/2007 – 10/2011          Director of New Media and Web Services (ESSDACK, Hutchinson, KS)

9/2005 – 12/2006          Director of Alumni Networks (Wichita State University Alumni Association, Wichita, KS)

7/2005 – 12/2006          Web Development Consultant (Wichita, KS)

4/2002 – 7/2005            Web Developer/Account Manager (LineSight, Inc., Wichita, Kansas)

8/1999 - 5/2007 & 8/2014 – present          Adjunct Instructor                                          


1/2000 - 4/2002             Managing On-line Editor