John works to develop and execute a vision for a comprehensive learning environment for the Graduate School of Business, currently includes learning platforms like Canvas and NovoEd, and educational technologies like classroom polling and Adobe Connect. John is a “networker” at heart, and has enjoyed forging connections between the GSB and the broader Stanford community.

Prior to working at Stanford, John worked at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as an academic technology consultant. In addition to supporting various educational technologies, John developed a campus-wide Drupal sites to support building virtual communities. He was also a founding member of the Community of Educational Technology Support (ComETS), a educational technology community of practice, and worked with the University of Wisconsin System Learning Technology Development Council to share best practices across the state schools.

While at Madison, John earned a PhD in Journalism and Mass Communication, with emphases in law, sociology, and technology. His dissertation focused on how creative communities construct shared interpretations of copyright law.

Education & Certifications

  • PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Journalism and Mass Communication (2013)
  • MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Journalism and Mass Communication (2004)
  • BA, University of Minnesota, Journalism and Mass Communication (1999)

Service, Volunteer and Community Work

  • Violinist, Nova Vista Symphony


    Sunnyvale, CA

Work Experience

  • Instructional Technology Consultant, University of Wisconsin-Madison (12/2003 - 7/2014)


    Madison, WI