About my work

For over 20 years I have been designing Higher Education models that support student growth while catalyzing societal and organizational impacts. In 2018 I launched the Project Portal, an award-winning web-based system that connects students with mentored projects and utilizes digital badges to incentize, facilitate and assess engagement. The Portal features opportunities for students to connect with community-based organizations doing the work of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in vulnerable communities and ecosystems around the world.

I am eager to engage with organizations and communities interested in leveraging Experiential Learning, digital badges, and dynamic assessment to scale sustainability.

Select links and publications

UB faculty profile

Experiential Learning Network

UB Project Portal

Digital Badges

Book Chapter on Project Portal and digital badge model

2022 University Global Coalition presentation

2014 article on Tanzania engagement project and scaling global collaboration

2014 TEDx Talk