Tuesday, January 12, 2016

My Sabbatical

I'm very grateful that Harding has allowed me to take a one semester Sabbatical. I owe a lot of thanks to Gabriel Foust, my colleague who has been working on his Ph.D. at Texas A&M for the past four and a half years and has finally returned to Harding so he can take over my Spring course load. Thanks, Gabe!

My plans for the Spring have been in flux for a while, but they've finally ironed themselves out. I'll be spending a portion of my time writing some book chapters for a Web Development book for a well-known publisher. There is a team of writers for the book, and it will hopefully be available in the Fall. My Web Dev courses will begin using the book in the fall as well.

Additionally I'll be doing some software development for Flatirons Solutions, a company out of Bolder, CO, that I worked with a few summers ago. I'll be exposed to some new technologies that I will hopefully incorporate into my courses here at Harding.

A lot of my students thought I'd be gone this semester, but I plan on being in my office as much as possible and being available, so feel free to stop by and say hello!

Edit 7-28-16

The book ended up being the focus of Sabbatical. The book is called Web Programming and will be available to the general public at the end of 2016 from zyBooks. Topics include: HTTP, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, mobile, Node.js, PHP, and databases.