I am an Associate Professor, Associate Department Head, and Graduate Program
Coordinator in the Department of Computer Science
at Utah State University.
I research and teach in the areas of database systems and programming languages.
My interests include temporal databases, XML databases,
data cubes, and providing support for proscriptive metadata.
Prior to Utah State University, I was on the faculty at
James Cook University,
Washington State University,
and I was a visiting professor
at Aalborg University,
I am a graduate of New College
and obtained my Ph.D. from the
University of Arizona
under the direction of
Richard T. Snodgrass.
I was happy to be awarded the 2015 SIGMOD Contributions Award.
I currently serve as
for ACM Transactions on Database Systems,
the Information Director for ACM SIGMOD, and on
the ACM SIGMOD Executive Committee.