I am pleased to report that I have joined The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM), School of Information Studies (SOIS) as a full-time Lecturer. I am teaching in the Bachelor of Information Science and Technology degree program. In the Spring 2014 Semester, I am teaching the Senior Capstone course and Introduction to Information Science. The faculty, staff, and students have given me a warm welcome. We are already in my third week of the term and I am enjoying both the work and the people.
Despite the fact that I live near Chicago, I am commuting to UWM on a daily basis. When schedule permits, I commute using the Amtrak Hiawatha Service. Many of you already know that I am a bit of a train fan. So, I am enjoying another chance to ride the rails. Fortunately for me, my local train station is the last stop that the Hiawatha Service makes in Illinois before continuing on to Wisconsin. It has been both snowy and cold during these first few weeks of the spring term. So, I believe that I am passing the commuter torture test quite well so far.
I will be continuing to teach as an Adjunct Lecturer at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois), Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS). In the Spring 2014 Semester, I am teaching Project Management in a new 16-week format. I am expecting this longer version of the course to give students opportunity to do more practice-oriented activities than the we have the chance to do in the traditional 8-week summer semester version.
I am expecting to still do a bit of consulting and training during school breaks. In practice, this will mean the summer breaks. So, my longtime friends in consulting and training should start thinking about how they are going to keep me busy this summer.
I hope that everyone will stay in contact with me as I will with you. There is extensive information on the best way to contact me on the Ligent Web site Contact page.